Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed an Executive Order late Thursday, Nov. 1, to allow distributors and transporters to bring gasoline, diesel, and kerosene into New York state without having to meet the usual registration requirements.
According to the governor’s press office, the action is intended to alleviate the current fuel shortages that are a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Currently, transporters and distributors must be registered with the State Department of Taxation and Finance. This Executive Order would temporarily suspend those registration requirements.
“This Executive Order will allow distributors and transporters to bring gas into our state to fill shortages now so that New Yorkers can get to their jobs, families, and homes as soon as possible,” Cuomo said.
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