Tri-State Biodiesel supports recovery from Superstorm Sandy

By Tri-State Biodiesel | November 14, 2012

Tri-State Biodiesel is proud to be a part of the recovery efforts in The Rockaways, Breezy Point, Red Hook Brooklyn and beyond. In addition to offering discounted basement pump-out service to New Yorkers that are literally under water, TSB has been the exclusive diesel fuel supplier of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Guard in their efforts to aid the recovery after Hurricane Sandy. The agencies are distributing food and emergency supplies and supplying fuel to first responders and emergency service vehicles that are working in the area. TSB’s clean-burning biodiesel fuel is also providing heating and power for the emergency camps built to house the out-of-town responders and to provide temporary shelter to those who have been displaced by the storm.  

We salute all the hard-working service persons, first responders and volunteers who are giving so much of themselves to help those who have lost so much in this catastrophic storm. May our region have a fast recovery and be strengthened by our experience.

As many of you know from direct experience, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, there has been a serious shortage of fuel supply in our immediate region. All of these long lines and gas station closings are mostly a result of damage and flooding to many of the area’s fuel terminals. Fuel terminals are like gas stations for fuel distributors, and because much of the fuel at these terminals arrives by barge, they are mostly on the water, and therefore, were very vulnerable to damage from Sandy’s unprecedented storm-surge.  

Because TSB has a diversified sourcing for all of the biodiesel and diesel fuel it sells, our company was able to continue providing fuel to our customers on a daily basis right through the storm and recovery, even as other distributors were running on empty. We are proud to have been there for our customers (ambulance fleets, food distributors and the like) even through the hard times of this difficult crisis.

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