The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Weights and Measures Division fined a Secaucus gas station $18,000 and barred them from selling premium gas after determining the station was engaging in a fuel scheme, according to Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari.Â
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The Shell Gas station, located at Route 3 East and Flanagan Way in Secaucus, was fined and banned from selling premium gas after tests revealed that their premium gas had octane levels comparable to regular and mid-grade gasoline, Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari said.
â€œFuel station owners that are trying to pass off regular gasoline as higher octane fuel to make larger profit from unknowing drivers will be caught in Hudson County,â€ Schillari said in a statement.
â€œOur Weights and Measures Division is here to protect the consumer. Those who try to cheat will get caught and will be fined substantially.â€
He added that along with the $18,000 fine, the owner of the gas station also has a mandated court appearance.
The gasoline at the gas station was tested yesterday by the Division of Weights & Measures and sent out to an independent lab for additional tests, which confirmed the low level of octane in the stationâ€™s premium gas, Schillari further explained.