Local Assemblyman Angry About Gas Prices
Hurricane Harvey has caused a spike in gas prices and there is one local politician who thinks the rise is out of wack at a couple of gas stations.
Highland Falls/Fort Montgomery is sort of a secluded spot near West Point and Cornwall. I always felt that the gas prices were a bit higher than most of the valley, but I just figured it had something to do with the lack of competition in the small town.
Assemblyman James Skoufis is not happy about the prices at two local gas stations and he is going to the NYS Attorney General with his complaint. According to the Times Herald Record, the prices per gallon are over $3 bucks.
The Shell station on Main Street in Highland Falls was charging $3.15 a gallon for regular unleaded Wednesday morning. The Mobil station on Route 9W in Fort Montgomery was charging $3.09 a gallon for cash customers and $3.19 for those paying by credit card.
Skoufis is implying that there is some gouging going on here. The gas stations are owned by Chestnut Petroleum Distributors out of New Paltz and so far they haven't addressed the accusations by the Assemblyman.
If you go over to nearby Cornwall, the price of gas is in the $2.70 ish range. More in line with what is being charged around here. This is the second time Skoufis has complained about prices at these gas stations in the past three years.