New Fuel Rules
Suffolk County Announced a temporary Fuel Policy on November 8, 2012. The hope is that it will better manage and ease the current fuel challenges. The plan will take effect in both Suffolk and Nassau. The plan went into effect at 5:00 am Friday, November 9, 2012. This temporary policy will require gas stations to sell fuel only to drivers with vehicles bearing license plate numbers that correlate in odd/even terms with the day of the month in accordance with the following requirements:
* Drivers with license plates ending in an even number will be able to purchase fuel only on even-numbered days and drivers with license plate numbers that end in an odd number will be able to purchase fuel only on odd-numbered days.
* License plates such as vanity plates that do not display numbers will be considered odd-numbered plates.
* Out of state vehicles will be subject to the same requirements when purchasing fuel in Suffolk County.
* This policy does not apply to commercial vehicles, taxi or limousine fleets or emergency fleets, nor does it apply to hand held gas canisters.
“This temporary fuel policy will ease the challenges residents of the bi-county region are experiencing in the aftermath of the storm,” said County Executive Steven Bellone. “Our citizens travel between Nassau and Suffolk without regard to county borders and it only makes sense that we adopt a regional solution. I thank my counterpart Nassau County Executive Mangano for working with me to adopt this policy.”