A consumer reported the Ultra Gas on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown as selling gas at $4.89
per gallon in the days following the storm, according to the attorney
Schneiderman said his office will start enforcement proceedings
against these gas stations for violations of the New York State Price Gouging statute
in the wake of Sandy.
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"Our office will continue to take enforcement actions against price
gougers because ripping off New Yorkers is against the law," Attorney
General Schneiderman said. "We are actively investigating the hundreds
of complaints we've received from consumers of businesses preying on
victims of Hurricane Sandy. There must be no tolerance for unscrupulous
individuals who take advantage of New Yorkers trying to rebuild their
The Attorney General said there will be other notifications coming as the investigation into consumer complaints continues.
The investigations are based upon a review of both consumer
complaints and independently-gathered pricing information, Schneiderman
If you believe you are a victim of price gouging or a post-hurricane scam contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Helpline at 800-771-7755 or find a complaint form online at: www.ag.ny.gov.