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Gov. Christie: Relax About Gasoline, There's Plenty

Gov. Chris Christie assured Monmouth County residents that there is no risk of running out of gas at a press conference outside the Bolger school in Keansburg today.

Ten gasoline tankers protected by the National Guard were ordered into Monmouth County to deliver gasoline to stations that have power but no fuel, said Gov. Chris Christie at an afternoon press conference outside the Bolger School on Palmer Avenue in Keansburg today. 

Christie wanted to assure nervous motorists that over 80,000 gallons of gasoline was coming out of Fort Dix, and the government was efforting to increase that number. 

"We are not running out of gasoline. There is no supply shortage. What happened was, the pipeline and the refineries were down because we didn't have power. Now they're back up. So gasoline is moving out of those refineries in northern NJ all across the state."

"There's no reason you should be waiting in line. Let's do odd-even and take a deep breath," he said, referring to the gas-rationing system he instituted on Saturday that calls for people to gas up on even or odd days of the month, depending how the last digit of their license plate ends. 

"So everybody just relax about gasoline. There's plenty of it, and you'll be able to get to it," he said.  

After the governor and the press dispersed, dozens of volunteers poured into the Bolger School,  a local day shelter for Bayshore area residents devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

Troops of volunteers were scurrying to prepare dinner prepared by two local chefs for the anticipated 5 p.m. crush of emergency workers and residents who have been filing in every night. 

The gymnasium and school hallways were lined with donations for people devastated by Hurricane Sandy. 

Claudine Scozzari November 06, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Your are right! It bothers me. I am offended by those groups of individuals who require "LABELS" for groups of individuals. You don't know me, and most people I meet don't bother taking the time to actual get to know me. (To put it simply, here in Monmouth County, it comes with my label) If I was in the City of Philadelphia or a nearby suburb, things would be completely different. However, the US military is a nationwide entity, and I don't condone getting things done by placing "labels" on groups of people. If you are unified, you act together with every person playing their role, like an ensemble of actors, dancers, singers, and stage hands putting a production togethers such as "Taming of the Shrew". Groups of people are unified all over this nation, and they do it on their Stage without a Label. I think the US Military may actually benefit from a change of culture.
NJarhead November 06, 2012 at 03:17 PM
On that note, this conversation is over. Best of luck to you with your condition.
Claudine Scozzari November 06, 2012 at 03:41 PM
To the readers of this conversation: My Condition - I am a US Citizen. I have read the US Constitution, and I understand the first admendment. I rather you call me an Idiot, then you to think me deaf, dumb, and stupid because I had absolutely no cognitive thinking about the gas situation.
Susan November 06, 2012 at 05:53 PM
ALERT !!!!! MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/
NJarhead November 06, 2012 at 06:00 PM
That's a blog.


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