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Inspectors: 14 Gas Stations Sell Inferior Grade Fuel In N.J.

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WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Officials are accusing 14 gas stations in New Jersey of selling inferior fuel.

The accusations come after inspectors with the Weights and Measures Office checked whether 325 stations were selling fuel with octane levels as advertised.

Inspectors used portable octane testers in the field and any suspect samples were sent off to labs.

The gas stations cited are in Bergen, Camden, Gloucester and Middlesex counties.

Violators face fines and could be temporarily shut down if convicted.

State Consumer Affairs Director Thomas Calcagni says the state wants to be sure motorists are getting their money’s worth with some stations charging over $4 per gallon for premium grade gasoline.

Gas stations charged with violations of New Jersey’s Motor Fuels Act or violations of the State’s Weights and Measures Statute, include the following:

Bergen County
US Gas / Mmarmab LLC, 90 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Camden County
Citgo, 302 South Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ
Jessie’s Gulf, 720 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, NJ 08107
Runnemede Extra, 405 E., Clements Bridge Rd., Runnemede, NJ 08078
US Gulf, 1200 Route 73, Pennsauken, NJ 08110

Gloucester County
Glassboro Lukoil, 100 Delsea Dr., Glassboro, NJ 08028
Gurbittha Gas LLC Lukoil, 500 North Broad St., Woodbury, NJ 08096
Mantua Pike Lukoil, 897 Mantua Pike, Woodbury
US Gas / Bahadur Singh, Inc., 724 Delsea Dr., Malaga, NJ 08324

Middlesex County
Edison Fuel Stop, 690 Route 1 North, Edison, NJ 08817
Fuel One Inc., 869 Route 1 South, Avenel, NJ 07001
Fuel One Inc., 279 Route 1 South, Edison, NJ 08817
North Brunswick Express Fuel, 483 Georges Rd., North Brunswick, NJ 08902
PAK Petroleum Citgo, 1614 Stelton Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854

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