Skip to comments.U.S. Military to Deliver Fuel to New York Region
Posted on 11/03/2012 11:43:51 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Amid tense reactions to long lines and closures at metropolitan New York gas stations, federal authorities decided to request that the Defense Department deliver 24 million gallons of extra fuel to the area and lift restrictions on deliveries from foreign ships, the New York Times reported. The fuel shortage has been one of the most pronounced consequences of Superstorm Sandy.
The Defense Department will hire hundreds of trucks to deliver 12 million gallons each of gasoline and diesel fuel from commercial suppliers to staging areas in New Jersey. A delivery of that size would fill about 800,000 vehicles with 15-gallon tanks, estimates the New York Times.
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A couple of days ago, the liberals in the media were so impressed at Obama’s response to this storm. Some compared to Bush and his alleged bungled response to Katrina.
Will the liberal media now focus on all of the problems which have come to light since Obama’s photo ops with Chris Christie????? Or will they ignore the story????
I was watching CNN earlier, and there was not a word about all of this. Then I went to Fox, and Fox was giving major coverage to the problems caused by Sandy. Is there media bias? You be the judge.
Media bias is not only liberal spin on things. Media bias is seen in the stories they push, vs. the stories they decide to ignore.
They still need electricity to pump it, and the unions have seen to it that it will be later rather than sooner.
I was shocked that they turned away non-union electrical workers from other states. In a crisis situation, do we really need to enforce these union laws and other regulations???
Allowing prices to move up would draw in all the gas they need.
The politicians and FEMA have been total FAIL
Why hasn’t the Obamessiah fixed the Sandy problems? It has been almost a week! /s
I have two ideas!
1) Completely shut down FEMA. Fire all employees and complete abolish it.
2) Contract with Wall Mart to formulate ration disaster relief plans and let them implement and supervise all disaster relief.
I bet Wall Mart employees could figure out how to get water, baby formula, diapers, blankets, food, gas, and generators to those who need it. And...Get the power on in, debris removed, cellars pumped, city services restored, and insurance forms filled out record time.
Well, maybe the military should help out with the water situation as well since FEMA won’t have any until Monday at the soonest and then when they get it, they have no idea how to get it distributed.
I bet Wall Mart could figure out how to get water and distribute in record time.
ridiculous.........use public transportation.....OR MAYBE EVEN WALK......
What they need is a Guiliani....
Leftist Agenda vs Human Life? The Leftists choose their Agenda every time.
Oh, here ‘ya go .... Geraldo scrambles to find a generator for his koi pond ....
I’ll be curious how these people deal with an EPA that won’t let them re-build on their own property, or take all that sand out of the streets, swimming pools, yards, etc and put it back on the beach.
The military really should be using this excess fuel to deliver ballots to the military personnel overseas.
Semi tankers typically hold 8,000-9,000 gals, not 12 million each. Something’s wrong with someone’s math.
Walmart & Katrina
Re: International ships assisting with the Gulf Oil ‘Spill’ and 0bama’s REFUSAL of said assistance:
“Djou, June 23: Its important that we take help from whomever and wherever theyre willing to offer it. So why are we not waiving the Jones Act to allow international help to come in? Why were not waiving it here is baffling.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, both Republicans, have also claimed that the Jones Act, which was temporarily lifted by President Bush after Hurricane Katrina, is now standing in the way of foreign vessels bringing assistance to the United States. They are both incorrect. Palin stated this in an interview with Fox News Greta Van Susteren:
Palin, June 11: For one, there needs to be a waiving of the Jones Act so that we could have had many, many days ago, weeks ago, some help with skimmers from elsewhere, besides just U.S. flagships, come over and help in this tragedy. And that order needs to be given to [Coast Guard] Admiral [Thad] Allen right now. Its amazing to me and to so many others that though President Bush had been able to waive Jones Act provisions for Katrina, President Obama hasnt thought to do that yet? And yet surely, that has been suggested by those experts around him.”
Looks like bad wording. Liberal media is kinda short on proofreaders these days. Maybe they meant that the “hundreds” (i.e. convoys) of trucks would be delivering 12 million gallons per hundreds? Not sure.
This gas delivery is a photo-op & that’s it. There are 6+ hour lines for gas around here - people are now lining up at any station that is known to have power, regardless of whether they have fuel, and waiting till they get a delivery. This “free gov’mint gas” is at 6 locations, and the lines will be miles long. It doesn’t help the vast majority of people who need gas because the affected area is so large & most people don’t have the gas to REACH those 6 locations. Plus, there’s no need for it to be free - they could sell it at cost, if necessary, but why free? The better approach would be to get generators to the stations that have gas but no power - that’s where the problem is. But their goal isn’t solving the problem in the first place. It’s just the photo op, which is exactly what the MSM will deliver. I’m just totally disgusted at this point.
(I’m fortunate - I have power, I can telecommute & I’m just staying put until the situation is straightened out. But my husband needs gas for his job, and he’s currently operating on fumes.)
“...trucks to deliver 12 million gallons each of gasoline and diesel fuel...”
Maybe I mis-read that. 12 million gals each of gas & diesel? Ok, if 24,000,000 gals divided by largest avail 9,000 gal tanker trucks = many more than hundreds. 1,667 trucks.
Okay, I’m picking nits... It’s Saturday, farm chores are done and I’m bored.
The waiving of such rules allows the unimpeded political graft and theft of resources and funds. America it turns out is not really different from the third world when free money is available .
I suspect a more likely scenario is that you will see some soldier killed by an angry parasite first.
Gov Christie issued an order that makes it an offense to do that yesterday or this morning. He also ordered the NJEA to cancel their convention and get the teachers back to work so the schools could open and get these kids some food
Since the military is not unionized, their help will likely be rejected.
So he can send the military to NYC but not to Benghazi. Can’t wait til Tuesday.
Almost every other government employee is a union thug, why not the military?
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