Senator Thompson To Hold Press Conference On Raising Public Awareness For Gas Quality & Price Gouging

Antoine M Thompson

May 09, 2008

Buffalo, NY- A press conference is scheduled for Sunday, May 11th at 2:00pm at Mandela Markets, located at 272 East Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14208. Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator, 60th District  (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) will be raising the public’s awareness on what recourse motorists and consumers have in the wake of increasing gas prices.

While prices are expected to rise above the $4.00/gallon mark this summer, Senator Thompson believes that it is important to do everything within our powers to maximize the value of our dollars at the pump. He has offered tips for improving your fuel efficiency to situations to be wary of at the pump.

“My colleagues and I are continuing to walk the fine line to research ways to try and provide consumer relief at the pumps while keeping the state’s finances balanced,” Senator Thompson stated.

"Gasoline-related scams can be a source of further frustration for consumers," said Mindy A. Bockstein, Chairperson and Executive Director of the Consumer Protection Board. "We are pleased to join with the Senator to heighten awareness and engage consumers in the monitoring process."

Wary motorists suspecting tampering, price gouging, or any other fraudulent activity can contact the NYS Consumer Protection Board online at: or 

WHO:              NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson, 60th District (D-Parts of 
                        Erie & Niagara Counties), NYS
Consumer Protection Board

 WHAT:          Press Conference on Raising Public Awareness for Gas 
                       Quality& Price Gouging

WHERE:          Mandela Markets, 272 E Ferry Street (corner of Jefferson 
Buffalo, NY 14208                

 WHEN:             Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 2:00pm                       

WHY:              To educate motorists and consumers on available services to 
                        report gas price gouging or other fraudulent activities.