TITLE

Price Gouging Investigations Continue

AUTHOR(S)
Yee, Nicole
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Convenience Store News;11/15/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 14, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that consumer complaints of price gouging by gas stations and oil companies have flooded offices of attorney generals in the U.S., in the wake of supply shortages caused by the hurricanes in the Gulf Coast. Dan Gilligan, president of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA), noted that PMAA held a conference call with the National Association of Attorneys General shortly following Katrina to make sure the states' lawyers knew the situation facing both retailers and distributors. Recently, a bill passed the House stating retailers with more than two complaints filed against them will be investigated. The bill awaits the Congress and PMAA has already talked to the Congress members in an effort to scale it hack. In Florida, the attorney general's office received more than 1,800 complaints about the skyrocketing prices of fuel. In Missouri, Attorney General Jay Nixon took legal action against 10 gas stations in southern Missouri. Nixon's office investigated how much gas stations paid for gas in a 20-day window around Hurricane Katrina, compared to what they charged customers, to determine whether prices were outside the law.
ACCESSION #
18843972

 

Related Articles

  • Blood for Oil? Hanson, Victor Davis // Caribbean Business;5/12/2005, Vol. 33 Issue 18, p22 

    The article discusses the sky-high prices of crude oil. After the Americans invaded Baghdad, the price of petroleum skyrocketed, enraging voters back home. America currently pours billions into oil-rich Iraq, rather than siphoning Arab petroleum out. Oil, remember, is also not just an American...

  • Contractors Follow Search for New Oil But Middle East Is Still the Work Hub. McFall, Kathleen // ENR: Engineering News-Record;1/5/2004, Vol. 252 Issue 1, p56 

    This article presents information on several petroleum markets. Prophecies of supply disruption and price volatility in the global oil and gas market proved unfounded in 2003, despite instability in the oil-rich Middle East and other key producing regions. After shedding older properties such as...

  • Rising gas prices may be due to speculation.  // American Drycleaner (Crain Communications Inc. (MI));Apr2006, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p6 

    This article presents information about a new report which says that record increases in the price of natural gas in 2006 are likely the result of unregulated speculation in commodities markets in the U.S. Supply and demand for natural gas have been relatively flat for several years, the report...

  • U.S. Retail Gasoline Prices, 2002.  // National Petroleum News;Mid-Jul2003, Vol. 95 Issue 8, p82 

    Presents charts depicting retail gasoline prices in 2002 in the U.S. Unleaded regular; Unleaded midrade; Unleaded premium.

  • Surviving oil sticker shock. Hartman, Mitchell // Oregon Business Magazine;Aug2005, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p20 

    Discusses near-term alternatives being considered in Oregon and across the U.S. to reduce the use of fossil fuels and dependence on foreign oil. U.S. retail gasoline and diesel prices; New low-emission vehicle standards; Minimum renewable fuel-content requirements for gasoline and diesel; Tax...

  • New administration could help break oil addiction.  // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);1/2/2009, Vol. 56 Issue 1, p21A 

    The article focuses on the concerns of alternative energy advocates about the decline of oil and gas prices. They fear that dropping energy prices will slow interest in alternatives to old-fashioned oil and gas. As oil prices slipped, some projects are slowed or stopped. Despite this condition,...

  • Environmental Review Problems of Cross-Border Projects Under NEPA: Lessons from the Tar Sands Pipelines. Fang, Lilly // Stanford Environmental Law Journal;Jun2012, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p285 

    No abstract available.

  • Cheap Petrol Signals End of the Oil Age. Lowe, Ian // Australasian Science;Apr2015, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p49 

    The article focuses on the decline in oil prices as Saudi Arabia halted its policy of holding back its production to keep the price high. Topics covered include the theories surrounding the change in Saudi Arabia's policy, the study on fossil fuels conducted by energy analyst Elias Hinkley and...

  • Senate hears testimony on price gouging.  // National Petroleum News;Dec2005, Vol. 97 Issue 13, p12 

    The article focuses on a joint hearing of the Senate Committees on Commerce, Science and Transportation and Energy and Natural Resources, the topic of whose was price gouging. This has become a topic of discussion among legislators as prices of gasoline have gone up after the hurricanes Katrina...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics