Jul 30, 2014

[Updated] Gas Supply Scarce in Montclair After Sandy

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[Updated] Gas Supply Scarce in Montclair After Sandy [Updated] Gas Supply Scarce in Montclair After Sandy


[Updated 1:15 p.m. Thursday]

The Exxon gas station, at 75 Belleville Ave. in Bloomfield, refueled early this morning. As of 11:30 a.m., the Exxon still had over 6,000 gallons, according to a Bloomfield police officer directing traffic into the station. 

One pump is open just for people with gas cans. 


[First posted Oct. 31]

Gas is fast becoming a scarce commodity in Montclair two days after Hurricane Sandy hit. 

On Wednesday afternoon, gas stations along Bloomfield Avenue were out of gas and set up orange cones in front of pumps. Many gas station owners and attendants were unsure when supplies would be replenished. 

The owner of the Delta gas station on Bloomfield Avenue said he had no gas to pump, and was telling drivers to find gas stations on Route 23. 

Here is a list of open gas stations with gas as of 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • Gulf Station in Livingston, at 625 South Livingston Ave., with a line of 100 plus people, according to a few residents
  • Shell gas station, at 490 Valley St. in Maplewood
  • Unconfirmed stations open on Route 22 in Union and Springfield
  • Sunoco in Totowa/Little Falls on Rt. 46 East 
  • Parkway north- and southbound near mile marker 151, gas stations open with over 100 cars in line
  • Exxon at 75 Belleville Ave. in Bloomfield with line of about 30 cars. 

The following is a list of gas stations in and around town without gas as of 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday. 

  •  Exxon Mobile gas station, at 264 Bloomfield Ave.: No gas
  •  Delta gas station, 651 Bloomfield Ave.: No gas
  • Eastern Oil gas station, 694 Bloomfield Ave.: No gas
  • Ferrara's Auto Body and gas station, 37 Orange Road: No gas
  • Shell gas station, 115 Bloomfield Ave.: No gas
  • Exxon Mobile, at 491 Bloomfield Ave. in Bloomfield: No gas
  • Exxon Mobile, at 550 North Broad St. in Bloomfield: No gas
  • BP Gasoline, at 560 North Broad St. in Bloomfield: No gas

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