AG: More gas-gouging enforcement in NYC area

Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general says the state is taking enforcement action against 12 more gas stations accused of price gouging after Superstorm Sandy.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday that brings the total to 25.

The latest are around Long Island; Staten Island; Queens; the Bronx and Westchester County.

Schneiderman says a Bronx driver waited an hour and was just three cars from the pump when she was told it would cost $50 for five gallons of regular. Stations nearby were charging $3.95 a gallon.

Queens drivers reported prices of $7.90 a gallon in East Elmhurst, and $7.25 a gallon in Ridgewood.

A consumer in Elmont, Long Island, complained about a station charging $6.99 a gallon.