FLUSHING — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman informed four Queens gas stations that he will initiate enforcement proceedings against owners after the fuel depots allegedly violated the state’s price gouging law in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
The stations included a Getty station located at 141-50 Union Turnpike in Auburndale, a Gulf station located at 60-90 Elliot Ave. in Maspeth, a Shell station located at 92-10 Astoria Blvd. in East Elmhurst and a Sunoco station located at 18-84 Flushing Ave. in Ridgewood.
“Our office will continue to take enforcement actions against price gougers because ripping off New Yorkers is against the law,” Schneiderman said.
Consumer complaints at each station pegged prices anywhere from $4.65 to $10 in some cases, according to the AG.
A total of 25 gas stations in New York City have been suspected of price gouging.
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