State Odd-Even Gas Rationing System To Be Used in Montclair

Saturday, Nov 03, 2012 8:44am  |  COMMENTS (8)

From Montclair township this morning, 8:25 a.m.:

Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 108 Friday night (November 2) rationing vehicle fuel based on the last number of the motorist’s license plate. Montclair’s rationing ordinance which was passed prior to Executive Order 108, is no longer in effect.

Effective 12:00 Noon today, gas rations will start in 12 counties. The rationing will take place in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties.

Vehicles with license plates, the last number of which is an odd number, can only fill up at stations in these counties on odd-numbered days of the month.

Vehicles with license plates, the last number of which is an even number, can only fill up on even-numbered days.

Zero is considered an even number.

All license plates not displaying a number, such as vanity plates, are considered odd, and should fill up on odd numbered days of the month.

The ration order will remain in effect for as long as the limited declared state of energy emergency is in effect.


  1. POSTED BY walleroo  |  November 03, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    I don’t think that’s right. First half of the alphabet is odd, second half is even. Or vice versa.

  2. POSTED BY htorrone  |  November 03, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    So if your last digit is a letter…..its odd??

  3. POSTED BY ech24  |  November 03, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    It’s simple – the last number in your plate is what you use to determine odd or even, not the last character on the plate.

    So erase all letters from your plate and use the last number.

    If you have all letters would you be considered odd, since there would be no numbers on your plate at all.

  4. POSTED BY hmmm  |  November 03, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    I think the confusion stems from yesterday’s post on Baristanet, saying that IF your plate ends in a letter, a-m is odd, n-z is even. My understanding now is that the state mandate overrides what Montclair said yesterday. And ONLY plates with no numbers AT ALL are considered odd. Is everyone in agreement on this? Just want ot be sure.

  5. POSTED BY ech24  |  November 03, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    Correct, because “Montclair’s rationing ordinance which was passed prior to Executive Order 108, is no longer in effect.”

  6. POSTED BY htorrone  |  November 03, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Why was trash not picked up today!!!!$%&$

  7. POSTED BY dcpi  |  November 03, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    Good news! If you have the wrong number on your plate you can drive to Manhatten and get 10 gallons FREE!!!

    We need better politicians.

  8. POSTED BY unmitigated gall  |  November 03, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    I always consider vanity plates odd.

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