Complaints of possible gas gouging after Sandy abound

Superstorm Sandy has made it tough to find a place to buy gas, whether for your vehicle or your generator.Since the superstorm, many across New

EDISON - Superstorm Sandy has made it tough to find a place to buy gas, whether for your vehicle or your generator.

Since the superstorm, many across New Jersey have complained of stations raising the price of gas after the storm hit.

In New Jersey, it is illegal to increase the price of gas by more than 10 percent during an emergency, so the state's Division of Consumer Affairs is investigating the claims seriously.

A Kane In Your Corner investigation revealed that while some stations did unfairly increase the price of gas, the vast majority of stations were in compliance with New Jersey's price gouging law.

There have also been reports of people trying to sell gas on the internet, which is also illegal.

If you find a station that you believe is price gouging, the state has set up a hotline to report it. That number is 800-242-5846.

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