City officials were refuting reports Thursday that complaints about gas leaks at the site of Thursday’s massive explosion in East Harlem were ignored by police, fire and Con Edison.
Pain at the pump comes every February when refineries switch over to summer blends. This year crude oil prices are also up and gas station owners said that their prices have gone up 12 cents in just two weeks.
Fuel Prices are falling and home owners may be in a position to cash in on the lowest oil heating prices all year.
AAA is reporting the national average for a gallon of regular is $3.26, about a quarter cheaper than this time a year ago.
Authorities are investigating what caused a huge explosion Tuesday that leveled a six bedroom house in Stamford, scattering debris for hundreds of feet and setting three other homes on fire.
The smoke was caused by a broken freon line, the Fire Department said. There were no injuries.
The NYPD and the Brookhaven National Laboratory installed air sampling equipment on Tuesday to study how chemical weapons could be dispersed through the city’s subway system.
Seven people were hurt when the blast happened shortly before noon at a building known as the Sky Island Lodge on South Highland Avenue.
The explosion happened just before noon at a building known as the Sky Island Lodge on South Highland Avenue.
The stations are located in North Plainfield, Trenton, Manasquan, Lawrenceville and Scotch Plains. The lawsuit announced Tuesday also names their parent company, a fuel distributor and fuel transporter.
Walter Amerbach, 21, has been charged with 11 counts of petit larceny, Suffolk County police said.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed making grants to key gas stations so they can run backup generators and keep pumping after disruptive storms and avoid a replay of Superstorm Sandy, when many shut down.
Reminiscent of the days after Superstorm Sandy, many gas stations around the region ran dry Friday as drivers rushed to fill up their tanks and gas cans.
The fuel, which is used in propeller-driven aircraft and not jets, was sold as super unleaded fuel between Wednesday and Friday of last week, the Consumer Affairs Division said.
The gas crisis was brought about in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, which left many gas stations reeling because of a lack of power and problems getting deliveries.