Gas Rationing Ends in New Jersey, Ramps Up in New York
While New York City and Long Island first embraced 1970s-style gas rationing last Friday, the neighboring state of New Jersey, which started rationing a week earlier, announced plans to discontinue it.
The rationing system has restricted the sale of gasoline and diesel to cars with even-numbered plates on even dates such as November 2 and November 4, and cars with odd-numbered license plates on odd dates.
Gov. Chris Christie announced on Monday that New Jersey will end rationing at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. Officials in New York and Long Island have given no indication as to how long rationing will continue there.
Lines at the pumps continued to be long in the New York metropolitan area, although wait times were far shorter than they had been prior to the start of the odd-even gas rationing system.