County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:

October 17, 2016

Monmouth County officials on the look-out for gas station price gouging

Freehold, NJ -- Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso wants the motoring public to be assured that representatives from the County Division of Weights and Measures are on the look-out for the potential for gasoline price gouging leading up to the enactment of the new, statewide gas tax on November 1. Anyone who sees or suspects an unusual increase at the gas pump should call Weights and Measures and a representative will be dispatched immediately to inspect the allegation.

“While gas station owners are respectable business people, I want the public to know we are carefully monitoring gas station prices leading up to November 1,” said DiMaso, liaison to the County Division of Weights and Measures. “While inspections occur throughout the year, we believe it is particularly important at this time to ensure the motoring public is being treated fairly at the pump.”
“We need to protect our residents from any unscrupulous practices,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “I applaud Freeholder DiMaso for her quick thinking in reaching out to the public and to the County Division of Weights and Measures on this matter.”
Consumers may report cases of suspected price gouging by calling the Monmouth County Division of Weights and Measures at 732-431-7362.
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