21 September 2005

Gas price gouging, Governors want answers

The governors of eight states sent a letter on Tuesday to President Bush and Congress calling for an investigation into profits made by oil companies after Hurricane Katrina and asking for legislation that would require the companies to refund to customers any profits deemed excess.

"When the wholesale price of gas went up by 60 cents almost overnight, oil companies were obviously using the most devastating natural disaster in our nation's history to reap a windfall at the expense of American consumers," said the letter, which was initiated by Gov. James E. Doyle of Wisconsin and was signed by governors from Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington.

"To price-gouge consumers under normal circumstances is dishonest enough," the letter stated, "but to make money off the severe misfortune of others is downright immoral."

1 Comments:

At Wednesday, September 21, 2005 10:28:00 PM, Anonymous Big Gay Sam said...

Our gas prices were still at 2.97 and then all of a sudden today they dropped down to 2.87 after that story hit the newspaper. hmmm...

 

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