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This Lukoil station, which ironically Russian President Putin and Senator Charles Schumer happily opened together in a ceremony, seems to have the highest prices around. AAA, the automobile club of New York, reports the average price is about $2.79 in the city today. It hits the taximen hardest, who are seeking an emergency surcharge on all fares to get relief from sudden price gouging. If you pity the poor working man, you can always email the Chairman of the TLC to express your sympathy for the cabdrivers. Or if you'd like, complain about gas price gouging to the vast black hole that is the Department of Consumer Affairs. Why, you could even dial 311 and say you are outraged and get a complaint number. Instead, Ringelmatz suggests you cool off with a nice iced coffee and take the subway this holiday weekend. Because it can only get worse next week....
chuck, gas wars, price gouging, schumer, taxi, tlc
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Posted on 9/1/2005
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