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New York grants offer $12 million for gas station generators

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MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is providing $12 million in grants for the installation of permanent emergency generators at downstate gas stations. A statement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the generators are needed to provide back-up power following major storms. Hundreds of gas stations were without power and customers waited on long lines for weeks at stations that ...

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Official warns about credit card skimmers at gas pumps

Official warns about credit card skimmers at gas pumps

NEW ORLEANS January 31, 2016 — Louisiana’s Department of Agriculture says a task force of federal and state authorities has found 23 credit card skimmers on gasoline pumps around the state since June of last year. And clerks at retail outlets have alerted authorities to two others. Thieves place the skimming devices on pumps and then use the information to ...

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Williston service station battles gas drive-offs

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – Gas drive-offs have become more common in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston as the region’s population booms. One station, West Side Fuel, reported more than $34,000 in losses in 2012 due to drive-offs, in which people fuel up their vehicles and then drive off without paying. The station last year implemented a ...

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