Earlier in the week, the senators asked EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to temporarily ease biofuel delivery rules at East Coast shipping facilities in order to relieve the fuel shortage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

“We need to get fuel flowing into New Jersey, and the EPA’s decision to allow fuel to be rerouted to New Jersey is an important step toward getting our state moving again,” Lautenberg and Menendez said.

The storm damaged fuel terminals in New Jersey, causing a fuel shortage. The EPA decision allows fuel to be transported by train to neighboring states that can then be shipped to New Jersey.