Ny Gas Stations Under The Microscope

04.20.12 | Jeremy Miller

Gas Prices

A New York state lawmaker is taking aim at gas stations that charge more for plastic.  State Senator Lee Zeldin says customers deserve to be warned before they pull up at a pump if the price is significantly higher for credit.  Zeldin says consumer outrage over some stations charging as much as two-dollars more a gallon for those who pay with credit has prompted the need for legislation.  He also tells "Newsday" that he's been in touch with his counterpart in the Assembly to sponsor a bill there as well.  The proposed legislation would require gas stations to post the price for credit at the curb if it's more than seven-percent higher than the cash price.