NJ Stations Selling Diluted Gas: Inspectors

14 gas stations cited after surprise inspections, face fines, suspensions

New Jersey officials are accusing 14 gas stations in four New Jersey counties of selling inferior fuel.

The accusations come after inspectors with the Weights and Measures Office checked whether 325 stations were selling fuel with octane levels as advertised.

Inspectors used portable octane testers in the field and any suspect samples were sent off to labs.

The gas stations cited are in Camden, Gloucester, Middlesex and Bergen counties.

Violators face fines up to $1500 for a first violation and could be temporarily shut down for up to 30 days, if convicted of violating the Motor Fuels Act. Weights and Measures violations carry additional penalties up to $5,000 for repeat offenders.

State Consumer Affairs Director Thomas Calcagni says the state wants to be sure motorists are getting their money's worth with some stations charging over $4 per gallon for premium grade gasoline.

Here’s the list of stations accused of selling diluted fuel:

In Camden County:
Citgo, 302 South Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ
Oakland Gulf, 720 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, NJ 08107
Runnemede Extra, 405 E., Clements Bridge Rd., Runnemede, NJ 08078
US Gulf, 1200 Route 73, Pennsauken, NJ 08110

In Gloucester County:
Glassboro Lukoil, 100 Delsea Dr., Glassboro, NJ 08028
Gurbittha Gas LLC Lukoil, 500 North Broad St., Woodbury, NJ 08096
Mantua Pike Lukoil, 897 Mantua Pike, Woodbury
US Gas / Bahadur Singh, Inc., 724 Delsea Dr., Malaga, NJ 08324

In Middlesex County:
Edison Fuel Stop, 690 Route 1 North, Edison, NJ 08817
Fuel One Inc., 869 Route 1 South, Avenel, NJ 07001
Fuel One Inc., 279 Route 1 South, Edison, NJ 08817
North Brunswick Express Fuel, 483 Georges Rd., North Brunswick, NJ 08902
PAK Petroleum Citgo, 1614 Stelton Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854

In Bergen County:
US Gas / Mmarmab LLC, 90 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601

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