Story updated Friday at 12:30 p.m.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Thursday night signed an Executive Order allowing distributors and transporters to bring gasoline, diesel and kerosene into the state without having to meet the usual registration requirements.
Cuomo said this should help alleviate the current gas shortages that are resulting from Hurricane Sandy.
“This Executive Order will allow distributors and transporters to bring gas into our state to fill shortages now so that New Yorkers can get to their jobs, families, and homes as soon as possible,” Cuomo said in a press release.
Currently, transporters and distributors must be registered with the State Department of Taxation and Finance. This Executive Order would temporarily suspend those registration requirements.
On Thursday and into Friday, many drivers across Long Island scrambled to fill their gas tanks, but found a number of stations closed because of lack of power or because they were out of gas.
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