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-- -- -- -- New Jersey residents were forced to wait in line for hours to fill up their tanks in in controversial new governor Chris Christie decided against.
Giving away free gas.
-- came to me and said that they wanna be giving away free guest tonight told them no and they sell -- -- -- back if you don't give it away for free and I say -- -- take -- back.
'cause I was not because of the -- and mayhem.
In New Jersey that they -- across the river.
So what's the right decision just how dire is the gas crisis in New Jersey right now no one knows that better than sound resolve -- -- executive director.
New Jersey gambling convenience automotive association which represents 1000 gas stations in the state and Sal joins us right now on the phone.
Before we get to the situation right now tell -- your reaction.
To Chris Christie's decision to say no free gas -- mean was he right that it would have caused chaos or is that needed right now.
Chris Christie is a true leader because he made a hard decision and it was the right one.
There's no need to bring more chaos and -- -- state that was a good decision on the governor's part.
And he has been tremendous.
Leading the fight to trying get gasoline into the state.
However it's hardest he's been fighting were still having difficulty.
Getting our gas stations supplied.
And -- members Serb.
Very that's -- I just wanna ask you are not against giving away free gas -- it would have cost you money right I mean you're you're gas station owners would have been reimbursed for that.
From the state right it's about it in my -- I I have no idea how -- would have worked.
I don't think that there -- the governor made this based on a financial decision.
I think invaded based on a the way he described it is they have I think he -- -- 100%.
And the problem right now is in prices availability right what's going on with that.
-- the availability.
It's problematic we have a problem getting delivery trucks loaded.
At the distribution terminals.
And -- trucks can it build and get to gas stations.
-- have a problem getting.
The yes -- -- the cars because there's a lack of power at.
-- gas stations still even though there are many.
Debt have been back up with their electricity -- -- still many that do not in those states do have power.
Quickly run out of -- guess that they do live in the ground and are finding it difficulty being resupply.
A lot of people predicted that this problem would be resolved by now how much longer do you think -- go line given that people -- been wrong already predicting that it would be over.
You can include -- in one of those people that always walk I predicted that we -- see -- easing by a the end of the weekend.
Which was yesterday that is common gone and we have not seen the easement that I thought would happen.
I still do believe.
We are just a few pieces of the puzzle away from getting this drain on -- and the gas flowing.
Again these two very important for your view -- to understand this is not a gasoline shortage this is not a supply shortage.
This is -- deliveries shortage it's had difficulty getting -- guess that was -- point people.
From where historic.
All the way through the chain and it for the customer's -- -- keep us posted thanks for coming back we appreciate it he knows his business well he does.