NEW YORK (AP) — After summer hikes in gasoline prices, New York City Council members want to make sure service stations follow a law that keeps a lid on how frequently prices can rise.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn and colleagues announced plans Tuesday for a Consumer Affairs Committee hearing Sept. 20.
It will explore how well stations are complying with a 2006 law that bars gas stations from raising prices more than once every 24 hours.
The committee will also weigh a new proposal to require signs clearly indicating whether a station charges different prices for cash and credit purchases.
According to AAA, regular, unleaded gasoline now averages $4.10 a gallon in the New York City metro area. That's up from $3.94 a month ago and $4.02 at this time last year.
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