New York state has notified 13 gas station operators it’s going after them for violating the state law against price gouging, with more enforcement likely following Sandy.
The 13 stations include two in Nassau County, three in Suffolk County, two in Westchester County, one in Brooklyn, three in Queens and two in the Bronx.
In market disruptions from events like the storm, vendors are prohibited from charging “unconscionably excessive prices.”
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office has received “hundreds of complaints” about price gouging.
After the storm, gas was in short supply or stations didn’t have electricity to pump it.
Schneiderman says a station in Long Island City, with a posted price of $3.89 per gallon, had a three-block line and the cash price was actually $4.89.
Below is a list of the 13 stations that received notices:
Brooklyn • Sonomax 278 Greenpoint Ave Brooklyn, NY Consumer complaint $4.74
Queens • Mobil 4040 Crescent St Long Island City ,NY Consumer complaint $4.89
• Shell Northern Heights Service 7018 Northern Blvd Jackson Heights, NY Consumer complaint $5.50
• Delta 1309 14th Avenue College Point, NY Consumer compliant $5.00
Bronx • Getty 600 Pelham Parkway Bronx, NY Consumer complaint $5.39
• Mobil 688 E. Gun Hill Road Bronx, NY Consumer complaint $4.89
Nassau County • Shell 3709 Crompond Road Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 Consumer compliant $5.00
• Shell 408 Rockaway Turnpike Cedarhurst, NY 11516 Consumer complaint 5.00+
Suffolk County • Babylon Gas Station/Express Mart 1000 Route 109 Lindenhurst, NY 11757 Consumer complaint $4.99
• USA Petroleum East Islip, NY 11730, NY Consumer complaint $5.50+
• USA Petroleum 2664 Route 112 Medford, NY 11763 Consumer complaint 5.50+
Westchester County • Mobil 174 Westchester Avenue White Plains, NY Consumer complaint $5.05
• Mobil Hutchinson River Parkway White Plains, NY Consumer complaint $5.03