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1,500 NY gas stations to share $17 million toward wiring for generators

GasBuddy Blog -- New York metro area gas stations in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland counties, have begun receiving letters from the state to inform them that they must comply with a new law, which is aimed at providing wiring for generators to avoid the long lines, gas rationing and price gouging that ensued following Superstorm Sandy.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will cover most, if not all, of the costs of the upgrades through grants. In all, more than 1,500 gas stations — or about half of all in the nine counties — have been identified for the $17 million federally funded program.

Stations that sell less than 75,000 gallons of gas per month are exempt.

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FogCitySpotter
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 3:52:21 AM

More government waste
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:48:03 AM

one has to wonder, how much is being paid by NYC's taxpayers, many of whom never drive a car in their lives.
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weshyatt
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 2:48:37 PM

great for them
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 5:02:57 PM

Now, this is democracy.
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HailstormCA
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 12:27:43 AM

old, old news
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donxoh
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 2:29:58 PM

I expressed this idea to several after Sandy...you'd think the minds (or mindless) that "prepare/plan" for disasters would have had this wiring setup in existence everywhere many years ago.
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weshyatt
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 1:36:42 PM

good for them
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 7:21:48 PM

I agree with "Rich-pa", all states need to do something like this, especially where there are natural disaster type situations...tornados, hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, major snowstorms, etc. Anything that could force people to leave their homes or shelter in place and then require that people leave their homes.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 5:56:20 PM

whats going on with this thread?
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 5:29:10 PM

Fellow Right-...also as in CORRECT...-Thinking Americans! Be ForeWarned... there are HYPER-SENSITIVE Leftists (among the posting class and/or Admin types) trolling these messageboards engaged in a nit-picking whining campaign to suppress Conservative Political speech (YES, even here). Their approach is to try to intimate that the ONLY place for political commentary is in the political forum. On one level I get that, but on another, THIS, being a website and more specifically THIS messageboard forum, is about discussion of ENERGY, specifically GASOLINE, and the prices thereof?! THAT being the case, the issue of ENERGY POLICY is ALWAYS going to be tied to politics!!! Sorry Leftists! You will ALWAYS lose on this subject!!!
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:46:58 PM


"1,500 NY gas stations to share $17 million toward wiring for generators"

After the third day this isn't news anymore.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:28:21 PM

All states need to do this.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:27:36 PM

OLD
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:25:15 PM

Good idea. They need this.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:22:37 PM

hmm
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ok
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:21:14 PM

That will just get passed on to the consumers anyway.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:14:23 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:14:07 PM

Government spreading the wealth (taxes) around once again.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:14:02 PM

What a friggin' waste of hard-earned taxpayer money! Nothing like a good government mandate to do just that.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:12:22 PM

Worthless information.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:12:18 PM

really
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:09:31 PM

Why is the fed spending our tax dollars on this crap?
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:07:15 PM

So old it's getting cobwebs.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:01:53 PM

+1
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:00:17 PM

This is like the 5th day for this story
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:58:29 PM

Very old news.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:57:05 PM

I would think the feds could find a better place to spend $17 mill. exasperating how the govt. can waste taxpayer money and just go deeper in debt.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:56:00 PM

Very old news
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:52:41 PM

still?
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:52:13 PM

Wow, this is really old.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:49:15 PM

?
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:47:56 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:47:09 PM

Typical knee jerk reaction. Using taxpayer dollars for this is waste.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:46:24 PM

Old news on the backs of all US citizens for a pet project in NYC
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:44:41 PM

good news for NY
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:44:38 PM

Pay it in boys...
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:43:05 PM

Ancient news.
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Another brain wave from Government.
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it should not be paid with public $$$
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What a load of barackanomics.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:37:52 PM

Ditto--old news
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:36:33 PM

very old...
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ok
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:35:28 PM

Good article but old.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:27:29 PM

Nice of us to fund that for them.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:21:24 PM

Really old news
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:20:39 PM

On Jun 24, 2013 11:19:58 AM, The3rd wrote:

>Costs will be passed on to the consumers

I think in this case, the consumers complained about unavailability of fuel and the legislators responded with legislation. So, the consumers get what they asked for.

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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:18:59 PM

So federally funded means taxpayer funded.

And the small stations that will be hurt the most are exempt which means they get no help in putting in backup power.

And meanwhile the rich get richer
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 1:16:23 PM

still old
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