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NY: 13 Gas Stations Gouged Drivers After Sandy

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.”

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

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

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One Response to NY: 13 Gas Stations Gouged Drivers After Sandy

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    November 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Even a worst crime is that an entire government was missing in action thats the first people that should be prosecuted