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NY gasoline retailers who price-gouged after Hurricane Sandy get a slap on the wrist

GasBuddy Blog -- Twenty-five gas stations have settled price-gouging claims made against them immediately after Hurricane Sandy hit New York, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced.

The stations settled for a total of $167,850 and investigations are pending against dozens of others, Schneiderman said. He said he would sue four more companies that he accuses of participating in some of the biggest jumps in gas prices in state history.

If you do the math, that tells you the 25 companies with whom the state "settled" paid a mere $6,714 --on average-- after being caught ripping off New Yorkers, whose lives and homes were already in jeopardy.

What do you think? Is that a real penalty or a slap on the wrist that...


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rwsb30
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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 6:22:46 AM

They used to hang looters.
riverrd
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 11:08:06 AM

What they really needed was a kick in the arse!
Gas_Master_G
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 8:10:07 AM

because the NY politicians didn't get a kick back is why it was so low
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 17, 2013 5:58:01 AM

it's old b/c it's a BLOG posted by yours truly, GB God, Patrick DeHaan. (aka Senior analyst)
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 17, 2013 5:53:24 AM

said that they get away.
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 17, 2013 5:51:55 AM

tndirty: indeed. almost legal highway robbery.
lou30
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Message Posted: May 14, 2013 2:26:56 AM

Pretty old
Soglaos
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 5:01:57 PM

Old story
OGW
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 3:12:54 PM

If they did it, they deserve what they get!
caddilac
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:46:37 PM


The same blog for three days in a row.

Or is it four now, I lost count.



[Edited by: caddilac at 5/13/2013 2:48:21 PM EST]
DeeLA
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:44:39 PM

This is the third day I have commented on this article.
paulweb
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:40:25 PM

The more important question is who really pays the penalty...if you guessed the companies, guess again (hint: it is us, with higher prices). Pretty depressing, eh?
stresser
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:35:15 PM

$6714 each what joke and not a funny one at that. who gets the $6714 sure not the customers
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:29:57 PM

they have been getting away with it all over the country forever >>
altima2008
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:29:04 PM

Expect the fines to be passed onto the consumer
bcok
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:23:46 PM

Make them sell gas for $3g for a month or two or three. hurt them in the pocket.
RedskinGas
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:21:49 PM

Very old news.
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:21:26 PM

Old news
yanman22
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:17:01 PM

unfortunate. punishment should have been more
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:15:19 PM

These people are really crazy taking advantage of those people
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:12:11 PM

Low fines don't stop them from doing it again.
Cheepo
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:11:25 PM

Why slap harder, Methodist?????? Just avoid these stations!!!!!! Than they will feel the pinch!!!!!
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:08:25 PM

they made a lot more so and feel they got away with it and made money so all good and would do it again
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:05:54 PM

slap harder
hawkman74
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:05:52 PM

But I think I said that yesterday and the day before and the day before that.
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:05:46 PM

finally, some action
hawkman74
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:05:31 PM

Makes me angry
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:03:43 PM

ok
stadlgi
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:03:35 PM

And they are ready, willing, and able to do it again when duty calls.
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:03:05 PM

how does one define gouging?
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:03:02 PM

Low fines are not a deterrent.
firechief
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:59:40 PM

no suprise here....the state don't care as long as they got the tax money
MDTDriver
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:59:01 PM

Nothing new about gasoline retailers gouging.
OnEmptyMO
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:56:49 PM

Really has been a slow few days for information concerning gas prices, etc.
DatThao
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:55:48 PM

Slap Slap Slap!
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:53:21 PM

This article was posted again?
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:51:16 PM

Greed conquers all.....ask a speculator
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:50:55 PM

if people pay it, it's not gouging. it's the market
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:50:01 PM

Old news.
tdeaton1
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:49:04 PM

Very old.
evpark
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:47:57 PM

They will raise the prices more yet to cover any fines against them.
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:47:26 PM

Maybe if we ignore this, it'll go away.
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:43:54 PM

OK??
momof5MN
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:42:56 PM

What's this--the 3rd or 4th day of this article?
spunky4443
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:40:43 PM

Should have thrown the Washing machine at them.
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:39:40 PM

They must be in bed with the Wall Street Showgirls!
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:39:17 PM

They weren't fined enough.
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:39:16 PM

Most of the gas stations could not pump gas (no electricity), so is it a gouge if they raise the price, but don't actually sell a drop?
oldiesman
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:38:27 PM

Should be shut down for at least a week, but of course this Government could care less about the little man like ME!
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:35:46 PM

Is the Attorney General owned by big oil?
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:35:06 PM

3rd day for this article.. Can we just smack the cwap out of them and move on please ?? :-))
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