Update 11:13 a.m.
- Cuomo is admonishing ConEd and power companies in the state. "I am going to hold these utilities accountable ... they were established in The Old Testament." said Cuomo. Zing. It's a continuation of Cuomo's talking points yesterday when he didn't seem to happy with utility companies and reiterated that the MTA and subway were waiting for the juice, if it were. "I'm going to remind them every day. Twice a day..." Cuomo said.
- Cuomo is expediting the process, and announced that he will waive the normal, time-taxing procedures to get the tankers and their 2 million barrels of fuel to get to New York faster.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised that government tankers are here and ready to help with the area's gas shortage and the mess that it's brought. Here's a tweet from the Governor this morning:
Our Dashiell Bennett explained the effect of the gas shortage brilliantly yesterday, noting the domino effect that happens when one gas station closes and the strain it puts on the others. As CNBC reported yesterday, 80 percent of all New Jersey gas stations were closed and about half of New York City's shared the same fate. And that led to local news stories of long lines and tempers flaring at gas pumps. Cuomo will have a full press briefing at 11 a.m. and we'll keep an eye on it, and let you know if a timetable for those tankers is mentioned.