3 N.J. gas stations face price charges after Irene

    Three New Jersey gas stations are accused of illegally raising prices in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

    The state Weights and Measures Office issued summons to the owners of a Delta station in Trenton, Lukoil station in Cherry Hill and a Citgo in Rio Grande. Inspectors claim the stations raised gasoline prices multiple times within a 24-hour period, in violation of the state’s motor fuels law.

    Violators face fines of up to $1,500 if convicted.

    Rightfully so, we say.

    The state has received 103 consumer complaints related to illegal pricing in the wake of Irene. So far, though, seventy-four were determined to be unfounded.

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