Gas Gouging: Prices Hit $8 in NJ, Pa. in Lukoil Protest


lukoil-protest-gasOver 50 Lukoil gas stations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania hiked up their prices to more than $8 a gallon yesterday to protest what they claim are unfair pricing practices by Lukoil North America that have left them at a competitive disadvantage.

One New Jersey town visited by a reporter was selling gas for an eye-popping $8.99 a gallon.

According to an AP report, the owners and the New Jersey Gasoline, Convenience, Automotive Association said the one-day protest was aimed at raising consumer awareness about the challenges facing Lukoil dealers and getting the company to respond to dealer grievances. Station owners said Lukoil charges them more for gasoline than other companies charge their franchisees, forcing them to pass that increase onto consumers. It is not uncommon, they said, to see a competitor selling gas to the public for considerably less than what they’re paying Lukoil per gallon.

Lukoil North America issued a statement defending its pricing practices, which it said comply with state law, and accused the gas station association of encouraging “public misstatements and ill-conceived actions.” It said it does not comment on its competitors’ prices. Lukoil is Russia’s second-largest oil producer. The first Lukoil-branded service stations in the U.S. opened in 2003 and today the company has more than 500 in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Many of the franchisees entered into agreements with other companies that were bought by Lukoil.

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. This is a classic example of “cutting your nose to spite your face”! What did these chachumim acomplish? A one day total loss of revenue! How stupid can you get? Typical Democrats!

  2. We need a Federal green light for more petroleum production in the US and more pipeline importation from Canada, followed by more refining in the US. Then we can tell the Russians and Arabs where to go.

  3. this entire country will soon be charging much more then this due to:

    Hashems plan is being carried out now
    1)build up the hatred of the muslims-i.e. Bnei Yishmael, the last ones to fight klal yisroel before mashiach comes-against klal yisroel

    2)get even Israel’s best friend-the USA-to go against them, by putting it in the hands of a muslim Obama.

    3)get iran (GOG) to act on its nuclear plan R”L & the rest of the world join them (including the USA) into BRING MILCHEMES gog u’magog upon klal yisroel towards bringing Mashiach.

    with a few other tragic steps between these that is all in Hashems hands & can still be erased if klal yisroel does teshuva before its time comes.

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