The Long Island Gasoline Retailers Association’s Kevin Beyer said a company that was running the stations ran into financial problems.
A David and Goliath fight of sorts continues to heat up on Long Island – with a small country community pitted against big-city money.
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.
The new gas rationing rule that allows drivers to fill up every other day seems to be working as drivers reported shorter lines at stations in New York City and Long Island on Friday.