USA Petroleum in Farmingdale, BP stations in Massapequa and Huntington ordered to pay settlements for price gouging during Sandy

Three Long Island gas stations are being ordered to pay up for price gouging during Superstorm Sandy. An investigation by New York Attorney General Eric

Three Long Island gas stations are being ordered to pay up for price gouging during Superstorm Sandy.

Three Long Island gas stations are being ordered to pay up for price gouging during Superstorm Sandy. (7/24/13)

WOODBURY - Three Long Island gas stations are being ordered to pay up for price gouging during Superstorm Sandy.

An investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found that 12 gas stations, three of which are on Long Island, were jacking up the price at the pump after last October's storm.

Schneiderman says USA Petroleum on Main Street in Farmingdale upped their prices 73 percent after the storm. The company has been ordered to pay more than $23,000 as part of a settlement.

The New York State Attorney General's Office also reached a settlement with BP stations on North Broadway in Massapequa and on West Jericho Turnpike in Huntington. Schneiderman says in both cases, the price of a gallon spiked to at least $4.29.

Over the last several months, a total of 42 gas stations in the state have paid out more than $287,000 in penalties.

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