WESTFIELD, NJ — Five Union County gas stations received citations for alleged violations of OWM and NJ motor fuel laws and regulations, the New Jersey Consumer Affairs’ Office of Weights and Measures announced recently:
Quick Check #90 1999, Routes 1 & 9, Rahway was cited for faulty or illegible L.E.D. Price Per Gallon signage on fuel dispenser. (10 counts)
Delta/Sadana Fuel, LLC 104 Westfield Ave., Clark was cited for pump meter continuing to run after dispensing stops. (3 counts)
Valero/Khalsa Fuel, LLC, 105 Chestnut St., Roselle, NJ was cited for faulty or illegible L.E.D. Price Per Gallon signage on marquee. (1 count)
Delta/A-1 Union Gas, 35 North Ave., Crandford was cited for unregistered weighing and measuring devices. (18 counts)
Conoco/Jersey Mart Inc., 419-431 Routes 1 & 9, Elizabeth was cited for faulty or illegible L.E.D. Price Per Gallon signage on fuel dispenser. (3 counts)
The issues were discovered during “Operation Summer Octane,” a two-week campaign of unannounced fuel quality tests led by the Division’s Office of Weights and Measures. The OWM said it tested the quality of gasoline at 371 stations across New Jersey — about 10 percent of the 3,000 licensed stations in the state — and found only two allegedly selling fuel with octane levels lower than advertised. Samples from Runway Gas on Greenwood Avenue in Trenton and USA Gas on Landis Avenue in Vineland allegedly failed to deliver the octane levels advertised by the stations, it said.
Stations found to be in violation of OWM and NJ motor fuel laws and regulations face civil penalties from $100 to $1,500 per violation. Fines are assessed on a case by case basis in relation to the business history, and the severity of the infraction in relation to deceptive business practices.