Gas Restrictions in New Jersey

The lines of people waiting for fuel in 12 storm-ravaged counties of News Jersey extend for miles.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took action to ease the problem declaring a limited state of energy emergency with regard to the supply of motor fuel and implementing odd-even rationing for gasoline purchases in 12 New Jersey counties.

Odd-even fuel sales are in effect in the following counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.

While in effect, all retail dealers of motor fuel are required to only sell motor fuel for use in a passenger automobile bearing license plates, the last number of which is an even number, on even numbered days of each month. Likewise, sales will only be permitted to passenger automobiles bearing license plates ending in odd numbers on odd numbered days of the month. Specialized plates – or those not displaying a number – will be considered odd numbered plates.

These sales provisions will remain in effect for as long as the Governor’s limited declared state of energy emergency is in effect in those 12 counties. For assistance in finding a fuel station, click here.