2 Bronx gas stations accused of price gouging

A lawmaker wants to keep gas prices in

A lawmaker wants to keep gas prices in check. (Credit: News 12)

THE BRONX - Two Bronx gas stations are being accused of taking advantage of customers in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has opened an investigation into a total of 13 city stations, including a Mobil station on Gun Hill Road and a Lukoil on Pelham Parkway.

Consumer complaints show that while drivers were waiting hours in long lines to fill up, the price at the Mobil station rose as high as $4.89 per gallon, and the Lukoil charged up to $5.39 per gallon of regular gas.

The average price in New York City before the storm hit was about $3.90 per gallon. 

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