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Citgo Offers Lowest Gas Price in Commack

The cheapest fuel in town goes for $3.63 at USA Citgo on Commack Road.

The USA Citgo station on Commack Road offers the lowest gas price in Commack this week at $3.63 per gallon for regular, a slight price dip from recent weeks.

The Gulf station on Vets Highway and Hess on Jericho Turnpike both come in second at $3.65.

Steer clear of the US Petroleum on Jericho Turnpike, which has the highest price at $3.75 per gallon.

We've compiled a list of gas prices from Mapquest Gas Prices. If you see a price has changed, or you find a better price, feel free to login and post it in the comments.

Station Address Price Citgo 621 Commack Rd. Commack, NY 11725 $3.63 Gulf 137 Veterans Memorial Hwy Commack, NY 11725
$3.65
Hess

1173 Jericho Tpke. Commack, NY 11725

$3.65 230 Commack Rd. Commack, NY, 11725 $3.79 444 Commack Rd. Commack, NY, 11725 $3.69
Getty
15 Veterans Memorial Highway
$3.73
Shell 170 Veterans Hwy. Commack, NY 11725 $3.75
Commack Dave November 02, 2011 at 10:50 PM
Hess: 1173 Jericho Tpke. Commack, NY 11725 Cash or Credit $3.65
Phil November 03, 2011 at 02:31 AM
$3.61 @ Vets / wyandanch blvd across from 7-Eleven (for cash)
nancy November 03, 2011 at 04:48 AM
gas station on the corner by payless...$3.59!
chefcristo November 03, 2011 at 10:27 AM
GREAT, but bring cash or the stations that charge more for credit sales will make even more money on the gas sale, often ten to 12 cents per gallon. the credit card companies do not charge the gas companies anywhere near that much for accepting credit card payments!
chefcristo November 03, 2011 at 11:57 AM
.....and i think HESS is one of the few stations around that don't charge extra for using credit cards..."cash or credit, same low price.) come on you other guys, including the "heavenly" station on the south side of jericho turnpike, stop ripping us off because we choose to use our credit cards to pay for your gas (and to help keep you in business.)
Howie Frank January 16, 2012 at 11:36 PM
chefcristo. I am a resident in a neighboring town and I also own a Gas Station in Nassau County. I just want to educate everyone a little on why Gas stations offer a cash discount for gas. Everyone loves the fact they get points, miles or cash back when they use their credit cards.The fact is someone ultimately has to pay the credit card companies to offer these perks. Gas station owners , on average make $.08 to $.12 a gallon(after taxes) on gasoline. We can't afford to operate paying the credit card fees. For example at $3.65 a gallon, if a customer buys $60 of gas on an American Express Card, we make $1.64(16.4 gallons x $.10). The fees for a $60.00 sale on an American Express card are $1.95($60.00 x 3.25%). We obviously can't remain open losing money on the gas.In addition, a lot of customers feel that when they use a debit card they should pay the cash price for the gas. The problem is all these debit cards have a Visa or Mastercard logo attached to the card. Therefore there is a processing fee that is charged to the Gas Station.Finally, the reason that stations sell Beer and Cigarettes are so that they can actually turn a profit. In reality, the gas sales basically only cover the rent.The owner must have another source of income(i.e. Beer,Cigarettes,RepairsLotto,Deli,Candy, etc.) to pay the rest of his bills,his payroll,his taxes, and to turn a profit.
chefcristo January 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM
frank, if hess can sell gas for the same price...cash or credit...so can you and other stations that follow your policy. i realize the credit card companies charge stations for customers' use of cards, but certainly not the premium of 10 to 15 cents/gallon, which many stations charge. the bulk of stations' profit should come from the sale of gas, not the extra charge for credit. how can other non-gas businesses accept credit, even for a cup of coffee, without the imposition of an extra fee for card use? let's face it, it surely appears to be a rip-off scheme...in addition, why do stations prominently display the credit card logos encouraging customers to use the cards for gas purchases? station owners certainly deserve to "turn a profit," that goes without saying, but the bulk of the profit should come from gas sales, not the additional fees charged for credit card use. gas prices, with their ridiculous additional taxes, is expensive enough without adding another burdensome tariff for customers to shell out. economic times are bad enough. station operators, live in the NOW. CREDIT PURCHASES ARE HERE TO STAY!
KPLifer January 17, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Just like a chef can eat at a chinese buffet, In America a business can charge what they wish. As an American you have a choice not to shop there. Stop your complaining and just go to another station.
We Heart Long Island January 17, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Why so nasty? Why can't they complain?
Howie Frank January 17, 2012 at 02:54 PM
CHEF.The reason Hess can charge one price is that most of the Hess Stations are not independently owned. They can absorb the credit card fees because they are a huge corporation with thousands of locations. The independent gas retailer has to make his profit from only one location. We are not making any extra on the credit card price, we are just covering the cost of the credit card fees.The reason that other businesses don't charge more for credit card purchases is that their profit margin for their products are much greater than the gas margins. I would rather sell 1000 cups of coffee a day on a credit card, than sell 5000 gallons a day of gas for cash! You will never see any station charge more on a credit card for any purchase inside their store or for a repair.
DFUSCO January 17, 2012 at 04:01 PM
From my new HESS post DFUSCO 7:49 pm on Monday, January 16, 2012 Yep...I know a lot about the business as someone related to my family had a station and filled me in on all the issues. He claimed to make no money on gas and relied on cigarette sales ,the cigarette advertising money and repairs. for money to live. I met the last owner of the subject closed station in this article through a mutual friend right before he opened it (for the last time) and shared with him the stories - he didn't think it could be true but didn't last too long at that spot. So the question is why do stations everywhere else but LI charge the same price cash or credit and why doesn't every other business out there do the same two price thing. The topic of this story though is the town not wishing to grant a zoning change to a station to allow a convenience store with their new station under the ruse of traffic issues - Maybe Hess needs that other source of income to stay in business as well. I guess we can tell by the number of stations that have closed over the last few years that gas is a tough business- the amount of $ you need to lay out for each delivery these days to make the same 10 cent profit , the regulations, etc. but thats the business you guys chose. Every business is tough these days and it is still somewhat hard to feel sorry when your "bosses" are making record $100's billions in profit while we gas buyers are struggling to fill our tanks - all along claiming "its not our fault"

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