Friday, November 2, 2012

Nov. 5 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The Nov. 5 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Click Here to print entire Digest.

Diesel Fuel And Gasoline Distribution Severely Disrupted By Hurricane Sandy

On Monday Hurricane Sandy forced the closure of two-thirds of the refineries in the Northeastern U.S., its largest pipeline and most major ports making it very difficult, if not impossible, to ship in supplies of diesel fuel and gasoline for the region.
Now with the damage caused by the hurricane blocking distribution of fuel products and demand for diesel and other fuels rising to run generators at key facilities, there are now significant shortages of these fuels in New York, New Jersey and in Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did issue a temporary waiver from clean diesel fuel standards for New York and Pennsylvania to allow more flexibility in the sources supplying  diesel fuel for the region.
The U.S. Department of Energy also authorized the release of heating oil from the northeast heating oil reserve to be used for diesel fuel for emergency equipment and building generators.
Patience Short, Gas Lines Long In PA Post-Sandy
PA Waives Clean Diesel Fuel Standards For NY, PA
Scramble To Restore Fuel Deliveries
U.S. Tries To Get Fuel To Storm-Hit Northeast
U.S. Releases Heating Oil Reserves For First Time

Rules Bent As Gasoline Hard To Come By After Sandy
New Jersey To Use Odd-Even Gasoline Rationing

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