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Gas Stations In New Jersey Charged With Hiking Prices During Hurricane Irene

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) – New Jersey officials have charged three gas stations, including one in Cherry Hill, New Jersey with illegally hiking gas prices in the Hurricane Irene time frame.

Tom Calcagni is the director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. He says the Lukoil station located at298 Kings Highway inCherry Hill is among those charged.

“They rely on the public,” said Calcagni.

The owner of that station must appear in municipal court and if found guilty could face up to a $1,500 fine.

Unfair pricing or potential consumer fraud cases in the Garden state can be reported by contacting the Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-242-5846 or by visiting www.njconsumeraffairs.gov.

Reported by Michelle Durham, KYW Newsradio

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  1. HH Fan says:

    I’m betting every one of these stations was owned by a dune co on..

  2. Stephanie Palmer says:

    Gee, why are these station owners charged? I haven’t noticed that the oil companies are charged and yet they hike prices for many reasons. Like, maybe because it’s Tuesday or the weekend is here, or maybe because summer is here and people are expected to drive around more. I will not defend these people who hiked prices because of Irene, but why are they held to a different standard than the really rich oil company owners?

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