US Energy Department lends emergency fuel after Hurricane Sandy

02 November 2012 22:12  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The US Department of Energy (DOE) said on Friday that it will loan the Department of Defense ultra-low sulphur diesel from reserves as part of the recovery effort for Hurricane Sandy.

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) will begin drawing stocks down from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve in Groton, Connecticut, as early as 3 November, the DOE said.

The fuel will be distributed to state, local and federal responders in New York and New Jersey in order to ensure continued emergency response efforts.

DLA estimates an initial draw down of 2m gal of fuel from the reserve, and should replenish the reserve within 30 days. 

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