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DOE to Build First Regional Gasoline Reserve to Strengthen Fuel Resiliency

GasBuddy Blog -- As part of the Obama Administration’s response to Superstorm Sandy, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz recently announced the creation of the first federal regional refined petroleum product reserve containing gasoline. Based on the Energy Department’s lessons learned from the major fuel supply disruption in the aftermath of the storm, the Department will establish two Northeast reserve locations near New York Harbor and in New England. Each location will store 500,000 barrels of gasoline, enough to provide some short-term relief in the event of significant disruptions. The new reserve complements the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, a one million barrel supply of diesel for the Northeast. Emergency withdrawals from NEHHOR were used for the...

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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 5:41:35 AM

will it leak in a few years?
52MPG
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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 12:49:28 AM

Or we could switch to a better technology.
WIWalt
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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 12:45:21 AM

Gas goes bad so they will rotate the stock and sell it to us
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:09:47 PM

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bluebird1
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 6:23:37 PM

Good for them...except they do know gas has a shelf-life??? Asking because it is the gov't!!!!
myambro
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 6:02:41 PM

That's nice. Do you think the Libs and Enviros would allow that?!!
Gasoline goes bad so the stock would have to be used and replenished on an ongoing basis.
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 2:50:17 PM

ok
cucamongacurtis
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 1:39:42 PM

Someone is gonna make money from that.
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 1:31:09 PM

This will be great if it don't em-pack the price at the pump.
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 1:29:26 PM

A good idea, but I hope the DOE doesn't run it.
tstoney
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 1:28:02 PM

I'm pretty sure that having reserves is always a good idea.
hibsaw
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 1:09:34 PM

Another waste of tax money in the name of Mr. Obama's global climate change plan.
jimbo1031
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:56:13 PM

Doesn't taking 1,000,000 barrels of fuel out of the market impact prices?
Costello
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:50:03 PM

Intersting idea if it works...
GatorGuy
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:33:02 PM

How long until that gas goes stale?
juttuniemi
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:28:57 PM

The plan makes sense.
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:19:21 PM

good idea
stockpro
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:12:13 PM

Probably a good idea.
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:09:35 PM

I do not like that the government will be in control of these reserves which will have a short shelf life six months to a year at most. Will they be responsible to pay for repairs necessary after using the old stale gas they stored for too long?
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:05:51 PM

Well that was fast.
boatnut2
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:04:51 PM

As long as they don't put ethanol in it, it should last for a while.
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:04:14 PM

i see
Rich_pa
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:02:58 PM

Hate to say, but it will not help us at the pump.
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:01:16 PM

who is exactly paying for this?
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:01:11 PM

DOE to Build First Regional Gasoline Reserve to Strengthen Fuel Resiliency. The creation of the Federal Regional Refined Petroleum Product Reserve containing gasoline. Based on the Energy Department’s lessons learned from the major fuel supply disruption in the aftermath of Superstrom Sandy, there will be two Northeast reserve locations near New York Harbor and in New England. Each location will store 500,000 barrels of gasoline, enough to provide some short term relief in the event of significant disruptions. The new reserve complements the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, a one million barrel supply of diesel for the Northeast.
***Doesn't gasoline go stale in time? They would have to cycle through the old gasoline and replace with new. **Add a fuel conditioner with stabilizers?
***Advertize the locations so the terroists know too....
***Make sure there are emergency generators at each gas station. ***Large generators at locations where the power was cut off to 'try' to resupply some loss of electricity. ***Place as many major power lines underground as possible.
**It may work or it could be expensive to use. **Building new refineries will not help!
Drive vehicles with high mpg, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
jnseyeongas
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:00:17 PM

You still have to get the gas to where it is needed. typically during these catistrafic events road, rail and pipelines are disrupted. I hope the plan takes this into consideration.
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:59:20 AM

ok
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:57:55 AM

o.k.
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:54:01 AM

old news
Hemi3tc
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:53:49 AM

Gasoline goes stale fairly quickly. I think it would be costly to add fuel stabilizer which makes gas fresh for a year or 2 years with a double dose.
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:53:46 AM

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Cableman66
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:52:55 AM
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Old news.
Cableman66
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:52:55 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:52:26 AM

Old news
AustinLee3
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:48:47 AM

yeah yeah...
nwhawk
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:48:01 AM

When first sentence starts with Obummer you know this is another screw up!
garjul
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:47:49 AM

Do they use stabelizer in the gas?
kiss4afrog
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:47:31 AM

How about just working harder on getting more fuel efficient and hybrid cars out there so we need less. Easier to store a smaller reserve.
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:46:56 AM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
mageetp
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:46:51 AM

Commented yesterday.
LostAgain2009
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:45:33 AM

Yeah, so?
olebufnav
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:45:14 AM

Of course, while these are being filled, prices will rise across the country...
91Explorer
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:44:44 AM

how expensive is it going to be?
smelser1123
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:44:25 AM

Oldie
freedomsailor
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:41:06 AM

Heard about this last month.
XeniaBilliards
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:40:18 AM

Hocus Pocus, make it sound good then raise gas prices.
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:39:56 AM

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OK that takes care of the East coast but, what about the rest of the country?
njerald
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:39:43 AM

A wate of $$$$$ by the Lying, Controlling, taxing, spending, hypocritical B O regime.....
LionsRam
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:39:09 AM

500,000 barrels of gasoline, really! Sounds like a drop in the bucket! Would it REALLY make a difference? Sound like another waste of our tax dollars!
99church
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:38:09 AM

old
commins
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:37:51 AM

oil market corruption, 'dad gummit'
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:37:22 AM

old news but good news !
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