Price of gas set to go down nearly a quarter per gallon as state and county gas tax holidays take affect

Some relief in high gas prices could be coming as state and county tax holidays are set to go into effect Wednesday.

News 12 Staff

Jun 1, 2022, 2:39 AM

Updated 685 days ago

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Some relief in high gas prices could be coming as state and county tax holidays are set to go into effect Wednesday.
The discount will be around 24 cents a gallon.
The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded on Long Island is $4.94, according to AAA. Sixteen cents will be subtracted from the state gas tax and around eight cents from the county tax, which would mean the price of gas would go down to $4.70 a gallon.
Chris Daniello, executive director of the Long Island Gasoline Retailers Association, says gas station owners have been trained how and when to change their prices. He says gasoline deliveries that come in on Wednesday will automatically be cheaper to reflect the change.
"We would hope the businesses will do the right thing," Daniello says. "If anyone notices the price has not dropped, by all means, they should notify the Department of Taxation or Consumer Affairs. We've been keeping them informed how to price it out so we're very confident that all the LIGRA members will do the right thing."
Some Long Islanders say gas prices are still too high.
"I have to check my bank account to see what funds are available just to be able to go to work all week," says Tony Garcia, of Levittown. "It's crazy."
Others say they will feel a little better when filling up their tank.
"We've had hyperinflation so any relief you can get at the gas pump is going to help families," says Steve Schultz, of Hicksville.
Anyone who does not notice a discount at gas stations by Wednesday can report it to the New York attorney general or the Nassau and Suffolk Departments of Consumer Affairs.
Anyone who does not notice a discount at gas stations by Wednesday can report it to the New York attorney general or the Nassau and Suffolk Departments of Consumer Affairs.
New York Attorney General Letitia James
1-800-771-7755
Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs
516-571-2600
Suffolk County Department of Consumer Affairs
631-853-4600


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