Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Gas Stations Should Have Generators, Lawmakers Say

A bipartisan effort has been launched in Trenton, in wake of hours-long lines at select New Jersey gas stations since the big hit from Sandy.


Gas shortage in Hillsborough
Gas shortage in Hillsborough (Townsquare Media)

Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R) plans to introduce legislation requiring gas stations to have emergency power generators on standby in case of power outages. Senator Barbara Buono (D) is calling for the same thing.

Buono said she would prefer to start with a program offering low-interest loans to gas stations that purchase generators at a discounted bulk purchase price negotiated by the state.

“It isn’t just a matter of having enough gas to get to the store or to get to work when businesses reopen,” Buono said. “It’s a matter of public safety and health of people who need gas to keep their own generators going, including those with elderly parents with ventilators or other special medical needs.”

Assemblywoman Handlin of Monmouth County noted some gas lines in her area are over a mile in length and include people in cars and others on foot.

Where to Find Open Gas Stations in New Jersey

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.