KIYC: Lukoil gas station in Orange shut down after investigation reveals overcharging

A Kane in Your Corner investigation into a gas station overcharging its customers has led to a state investigation into the Lukoil station in Orange.

A Kane in Your Corner investigation into a

A Kane in Your Corner investigation into a gas station overcharging its customers has led to a state investigation into the Lukoil station in Orange. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

ORANGE - A Kane in Your Corner investigation into a gas station overcharging its customers has led to a state investigation into the Lukoil station in Orange.

The Division of Consumer Affairs is looking into whether managers and owners at the station on Central Avenue deliberately manipulated prices at the pump. The station has been shut down and its pumps red-tagged.

This follows a News 12 New Jersey investigation over two consecutive days where a customer bought gas that should have been $3.29 a gallon and was charged $4.09.

In addition, the New Jersey Gasoline C-Store Automotive Association says the Orange Lukoil is not a member and is calling on the state to impose penalties.

Executive Director of the NJGCA Sal Risalvato says, "The thing that really has me sick is the bad impression of all gas retailers that people will get from this episode."
 

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The Division of Consumer Affairs is asking anyone who believes they were overcharged at the Lukoil in Orange to contact them. 

 

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs : (973) 504-6200

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Lukoil has set up a hotline number for anyone who thinks they were overcharged at the station in Orange. 

Lukoil Hotline : 1-877-547-4513

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