TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate is going to take up two bills aimed at helping to prevent another gas crisis like the rationing during Superstorm Sandy.
One proposal would waive a requirement that New Jersey distributors be licensed in another state in order to obtain gas from there. The exemption would take effect when the governor declares an energy emergency.
A second bill would allow gas stations that run out of regular-grade fuel during an emergency to sell premium gas at regular prices without facing penalties.
Both bills go before the Senate Transportation Committee on Monday.
The Fuel Merchants Association says the out-of-state license waiver would be a huge help. The group says it's unlikely that stations would sell premium at lower prices.