How Much Did You Pay for Gas During Shortage?

Do you think you were gouged? Tell us in the comments.

From downed powerlines to damaged homes, the recent destruction of Hurricane Sandy hit Malverne, West Hempstead and Lynbrook in more ways than imaginable.

Another way Sandy affected the area was at the gas pumps. The lack of power and damage around the region created a lack of supply and an increase in demand, stretching gas lines close to a mile at some stations and forcing Long Island politicians to enact a gas rationing policy.

While most gas stations maintained a reasonable price after Sandy hit, others did not. A total of 13 stations from Westchester to Suffolk — including one in Cedarhurst — were caught price gouging, according to New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

Schneiderman said that the Shell gas station located at 408 Rockaway Turnpike in Cedarhurst was charging more than $5 for a gallon of regular gasoline.

Other stations on the list charged anywhere from $4.74 to more than $5.50 per gallon.

How much did you pay for gas during the shortage and where did you get it? Tell us in the comment section below.

Eliza Rowe November 16, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Hi! The HESS station on Peninsula Blvd. in Hempstead advertised $3.98/gal. cash, but actually charged me $5.19/gal. on Thursday, Nov.8
Matthew Hogan November 16, 2012 at 05:47 PM
@Eliza Rowe: Did you report the station?
Anne November 16, 2012 at 06:29 PM
They'll give them a fine of a couple of thousand dollars -a slap on the wrist for taking advantage of the situation, I filled up the day before Sandy at 3.75 for regular after the storm I payed 4.19 now I see 3.89 I think Gov. Cuomo made the gas crisis!!!
margaret mullaney November 17, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Went to gulf on ocean and lakeview in lynbrook. Only full serve. Guy fills up my tank for $4.29/gallon and says "$30." I look at the pump and it says $28. I say, "that doesn't say $30.". He responds with an attitude, "ok, $28!". Now that gas is free flowing everywhere, he will not get my business again. I have more honest stations to support.
LISA BELL-MATTHEWS November 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Supply and demand really brought out the worst in some people. The BP on Eagle and Woodfield told my husband, who stops there every morning before work, that there would be a delivery sometime between Nov 1 & 2. After waiting in the car for 6 hours, the owner turned on the pumps and starting allowing people $30 of gas only if they had cash. Why treat people this way? Especially your regular customers! I payed $4.39 a gallon for regular on Nov. 9 at a Valero station in Farmingdale. The line was short and I could fill up. The miraculous end to the "shortage" is more than suspicious!
Natalie November 17, 2012 at 01:24 PM
$4.20 I think at BP on Eagle and Woodfield. $4.49 at a station in Lynbrook on Sunrise.
Richard Klein November 17, 2012 at 01:58 PM
$3.98 at the Mobile on Sunrise & Morris Ave.....Cash or credit
Stephen Takacs November 17, 2012 at 03:20 PM
BP station merrick rd in lynbrook $3.95
Stephen Takacs November 17, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Durning the storm BP on merrick rd in lynbrook was chargeing over $4+ for gas


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