Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Jenny’s Shell Station, at 461 Bloomfield Ave., is being sued by the state for allegedly raising the price of regular gasoline from $3.70 to $4.50 per gallon after Hurricane Sandy.
Another Bloomfield gas station is being sued by the state for price gouging following Hurricane Sandy. Jenny’s Shell Station, at 461 Bloomfield Ave., was one of three gas stations named today by Gov. Chris Christie, Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa and the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs for illegally raising gas prices beyond state regulation during the state of emergency. Jenny’s Shell Station allegedly raised its price of regular gasoline from $3.70 to $4.50 per gallon — an increase of 22 percent — after the storm, according to the press release. In addition, the gas station also allegedly increased the cash sales of its plus-grade and V-Power gasoline by 18 and 17 percent, respectively. The Division of Consumer Affairs …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Traffic along Bloomfield Avenue backs up as stations receive rare fuel deliveries
For the past two days, traffic along Bloomfield Avenue – and elsewhere in town – has come to a grinding halt at the mere sight of a gas tanker, unleashing a mob of drivers and flurry of red gas cans. Lines of cars and people formed in all directions Friday at the Bloomfield Avenue 7-Eleven, almost immediately after a gas delivery was made at around 2:30 p.m. Several Bloomfield police officers were on scene for traffic and crowd control, as dozens of cars queued up the avenue, some drivers trying to sneak into the station from other directions. Meanwhile, a swarm of people with gas cans wrapped up Royalton Place to the gas station, as a gas tanker barrelled down Ampere Parkway, several cars trailing behind it. That tanker was said to have …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Lines of cars and people armed with gas cans form at Sunoco in south Bloomfield
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A crush of drivers anxiously waiting to fill their gas tanks plugged up traffic on Bloomfield Avenue Thursday, shortly after a gas tanker made a fresh delivery. Just before 2 p.m., droves of people with red gas cans and cars on empty amassed at the Sunoco station on Bloomfield Avenue. The gas station, located near the Newark border, did not impose a limitation on gas purchases. Several Bloomfield police officers kept order and directed traffic along Bloomfield Avenue because of the influx of gas-getters. Besides a mess of downed trees, snapped power lines and widespread power outages, Hurricane Sandy left in her wake a serious gas shortage that could reportedly last a week. Earlier Thursday, people waited hours, ran out of gas and pushed …
PSEG crews continuing to restore power to Nutley residents and businesses.
Nutley police are stationed at two gas stations, sending a clear message that unruly behavior will not be tolerated, Mayor Alphonse Petracco said shortly Thursday. As of noon, Nutley residents were waiting on very long gasoline lines at two locations, as a lack of gas was becoming as big or bigger a problem for residents as the restoration of electricity. The gas stations are located at the corner of Kingsland Street and Washington Avenue, and on Bloomfield Avenue, across from the Cavallo's Market, Petracco said. While PSE&G trucks were busy all over town fixing downed power lines so fallen trees can be removed, the deepening gas crisis has become the biggest concern, Petracco said. “Bad behavior will not be permitted, and anyone trying …