Gas stations work to prevent shortages post-Sandy

Gas station owners are working to prevent long lines and gas shortages like the Hudson Valley saw after Superstorm Sandy, thanks to a new state law. Dale English, who owns the Sunoco station on South

News 12 Staff

Oct 30, 2014, 12:42 AM

Updated 3,556 days ago

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Gas station owners are working to prevent long lines and gas shortages like the Hudson Valley saw after Superstorm Sandy, thanks to a new state law.
Dale English, who owns the Sunoco station on South Highland Avenue in Ossining, says he wants to be ready if another storm of that size hits again. He says that after Sandy, it was hard to get gasoline deliveries and his station had long lines of people waiting for gas.
English is now installing a transfer switch at his station, which will allow him to hook up a backup generator to keep the station running. English is doing it voluntarily, but a new state law requires gas stations to install the transfer switch.
State Sen. David Carlucci says the federal government offered generators after Sandy, but the generators require the transfer switch. A state grant reimburses gas station owners $10,000 for the switch and $3,000 for the generators.


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