New York plans to build a 3 million gallon reserve of gasoline as a backup for emergencies, The New York Times reports.
The decision to build the reserve was made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the recommendation of storm-preparedness experts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which sparked a shortage of gasoline throughout the state last year.
The gasoline will be held on Long Island but can be distributed across the state in the event of a similar supply disruption.
In a statement released by the governor's office Saturday, Cuomo said that the reserve would "make our energy infrastructure stronger and better prepared than it ever was before."