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12 More NY Gas Stations Being Investigated For Alleged Price Gouging

Patrons wait in line to get their gas containers filled on November 2, 2012. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Patrons wait in line to get their gas containers filled on November 2, 2012. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Enforcement proceedings are being taken against 12 more gas stations in New York for alleged price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday.

The gas stations involved in this latest probe include four on Long Island, six in New York City and two in Westchester County.

Among the stations on the list is a Mobil in the Bronx where a customer was told she should be charged $50 for five gallons of gasoline – $10 per gallon — after waiting in line for over an hour, Schneiderman said.

Stations nearby were charging $3.95 a gallon, according to Schneiderman.

Earlier this month, enforcement proceedings against 13 gas stations were announced. That brings the total number of businesses being investigated to 25.

“Our office will continue to take enforcement actions against price gougers because ripping off New Yorkers is against the law,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “There must be no tolerance for unscrupulous individuals who take advantage of New Yorkers trying to rebuild their lives.”

The 12 stations that received notices are:

Suffolk

Coastal
1575 Route 112
Port Jefferson Station, NY
Consumer Complaint: 4.69/gallon

Nassau

BP
1009 St. Route 109
Farmingdale, NY
Consumer Complaints: $4.71/gallon

Liberty Petroleum
1278 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont, NY
Consumer Complaint: $6.99/gallon

Ultra
3300 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY
Consumer Complaint: $4.89/gallon

Staten Island

Rio
105 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY
Consumer Complaint: $4.89/gallon

Queens

Getty
141-50 Union Turnpike
Flushing, NY
Consumer Complaint: $4.99/gallon

Gulf
60-90 Elliot Avenue
Maspeth, NY
Consumer Complaint: $4.79/gallon (cash)/$4.89 (credit)

Shell
92-10 Astoria Boulevard
East Elmhurst, NY
Consumer Complaints: ranging from $4.89-$7.90/gallon

Sunoco
18-84 Flushing Avenue
Ridgewood, NY
Consumer Complaint: $7.25/gallon

Bronx

Mobil
3424 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY
Consumer Complaint: $10/gallon

Westchester

Mobil
80 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY
Consumer Complaint: $4.79/gallon

Mobil
189 Route 59
Spring Valley, NY
Consumer Complaint: $4.65/gallon