A Lynbrook gas station has reached a settlement with New York
State after being probed for price gouging in the wake of Hurricane
Sandy last fall, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced
Broadway Auto Care, located at 351 Scranton Ave. in Lynbrook, was one of 25 service stations who have reached monetary settlements
with the state as part of Schneiderman’s ongoing investigation of high
gasoline prices in the days following the Oct. 29 storm.
said that the wholesale/retail spread at the Lynbrook gas station jumped 40
percent immediately after the storm and that the station was charging $4.34 per gallon.
Also settling Thursday was the BP Gas Station located at 700 W Sunrise Highway in nearby Valley Stream.
attorney general said that wholesale/retail spread at the BP station jumped 67 percent and that the station was charging $4.59 per
gallon after Sandy.
“Six months ago this week,
as New Yorkers were sitting in lines waiting for hours to buy critical
supplies of gasoline, some shady business owners were trying to make a
fast buck at their expense,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “Today,
we are sending a powerful message that ripping off New Yorkers during a
time of crisis is against the law and we will do everything in our power
to hold them accountable.”