Long Island Gas Station Closed After Selling Regular As Premium

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COMMACK, NY (WCBS 880) – The engines of some high-end cars on Long Island may have been damaged by one gas station.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall: Some Cars Need The Higher Octane

The USA Petroleum gas station on Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack has been shut down. Authorities said at least twice in the last six months, the owners have been caught selling regular gasoline under the premium pump – charging customers the higher price.

Suffolk County consumer affairs director Clifford Coleman says, “There are certain vehicles out there that do take the 93 octane and it’s very important for them to have that particular type of product so that the engine functions properly.”

Coleman told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall that the owners face thousands of dollars in fines.

Under the law the county has the right to revoke a gas station’s license and shut the business down.

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