fetchdup wrote:I'm not defending the high price of gas, but to think that it should be cheaper on the water makes no sense. The only tax difference is the federal excise tax, and that dosen't make a huge difference. A station on land has a twelve month business with a seemingly endless flow of customers. Many of them go 24/7 with only 1 or 2 employes . The cost of real estate is lower than prime water front locations in many cases, and there is added cost of taxes on the water. In short marine gas stations in most cases do a mere fraction of the volume done on land.
NY Bight boats often burn the fuel to gas up in NJ at much lower prices. Why would gas in a commercial area of Brooklyn be so much more than in gold coast of NJ? Taxes? Real estate? Both higher in that part of NJ.