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New Jersey officials have accused 14 gas stations in New Jersey of falsifying octane numbers on their gas, after finding that at these stations, people who paid more for higher octane were not actually getting it.

Officials inspected 325 stations around the state and cited a total of 14, with eight in South Jersey: four in Camden County and four in Gloucester County. New Jersey, along with every other state in the country except for Pennsylvania, Alaska and Nebraska, does random surprise inspections to make sure consumers are getting what they pay for at the gas pump.

It’s not just a matter of swindling people out of their money either. Each car is designed to work best with a certain level of octane, and using the wrong gas can actually result in engine damage over time. It’s important to make sure you follow the octane recommendations for your particular car…assuming, of course, the gas stations aren’t lying to you about what they’re selling.

The New Jersey stations cited for falsifying octane numbers may face fines, or if they are found to be repeat offenders, may be shut down temporarily until quality control measures can be put in place.

In the meantime, you may want to stay away from the stations on the list below.

Here is the full list of accused gas stations, provided by the NJ attorney general’s office…

In Bergen County:

· US Gas / Mmarmab LLC, 90 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601

In Camden County:

· Citgo, 302 South Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ

· Jessie’s Gulf, 720 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, NJ 08107

· Runnemede Extra, 405 E. Clements Bridge Rd., Runnemede, NJ 08078

· US Gulf, 1200 Route 73, Pennsauken, NJ 08110

In Gloucester County:

· Glassboro Lukoil, 100 Delsea Dr., Glassboro, NJ 08028

· Gurbittha Gas LLC Lukoil, 500 North Broad St., Woodbury, NJ 08096

· Mantua Pike Lukoil, 897 Mantua Pike, Woodbury

· US Gas / Bahadur Singh, Inc., 724 Delsea Dr., Malaga, NJ 08324

In Middlesex County:

· Edison Fuel Stop, 690 Route 1 North, Edison, NJ 08817

· Fuel One Inc., 869 Route 1 South, Avenel, NJ 07001

· Fuel One Inc., 279 Route 1 South, Edison, NJ 08817

· North Brunswick Express Fuel, 483 Georges Rd., North Brunswick, NJ 08902

· PAK Petroleum Citgo, 1614 Stelton Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854 -CBS Philly

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