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Cuomo: Gas Is On Its Way To Westchester

Dozens of gas stations throughout Westchester were out of fuel this week.
Dozens of gas stations throughout Westchester were out of fuel this week. Photo Credit: Andrew Meola

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Saturday that gasoline is on its way to Westchester and the rest of the state.

Cuomo said more than "8 million gallons of gasoline and other petroleum products are on hand and more than 28 million gallons are being delivered to operating New York terminals," according to a news release.

While there is still a fuel shortage throughout New York as a result of Hurricane Sandy, "actions to address the issue are being executed as planned," according to the release.

“The shortage of gasoline in the New York-metro area has caused major inconveniences for our residents, and the state must take every action possible to address this issue,” Cuomo said in the release. “Although there is much work to be done, I have directed the state to temporarily suspend gasoline distribution related requirements so gasoline and other fuels can be transported throughout the region and New Yorkers can return to life as normal as quickly as possible.”

On Friday, Cuomo signed an Executive Order to allow distributors and transporters to bring gasoline, diesel and kerosene into New York without having to meet the usual registration requirements, according to the release. The Governor’s Executive Order temporarily suspended the registration requirements. Saturday, Cuomo signed an Executive Order easing restrictions on vapor pressure requirements.