EPA eases fuel delivery rules to address New Jersey supply shortage

Superstorm Sandy battered the state’s fuel terminals, causing disruptions in the gasoline distribution system. In turn, gas stations have begun running out of fuel, inhibiting a recovery effort.

To address that shortage, EPA last week eased clean diesel fuel rules in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and in the New York City area. That temporary exemption enabled certain vehicles to run on home heating oil for emergency response efforts.