Gouging law could expand

Gouging law could expand

There are 18 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Feb 12, 2009, titled Gouging law could expand. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Jordan Schrader * [email protected] * published February 13, 2009 12:15 am RALEIGH The state authorities who scrutinized gas prices during the shortage following Hurricane Ike could become year-round ...

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boy wunder

Eddyville, KY

#1 Feb 12, 2009
sure they want to meet with him before he submitts the bill they want to make him an offer he can't refuse
willie

Princeton Junction, NJ

#2 Feb 13, 2009
Gas prices are always higher in the sylva-cullowhee area because of WCU. The service station owners know they can get away with it. Go down toward cherokee and gas is a little cheaper. Station owners know the students and teachers will pay the price. Heating oil prices are 2.60 for #1 oil and 2.00 for # 2 oil and oil prices were under thirty dollars a barrel thursday.
willie

Princeton Junction, NJ

#3 Feb 13, 2009
Opps, under forty not thirty.
Spotsy

Brevard, NC

#4 Feb 13, 2009
Oil prices hit a new low yesterday - part of a ten day slide and the gas prices go up anyhow. The worst gougers are Triangle Stops, Mr Petes, Kounty Line, and Biltmore.

What other local gas stations are rip offs?
grmofasheville

Lancaster, SC

#5 Feb 13, 2009
willie wrote:
Opps, under forty not thirty.
Closer to thirty than forty, as of 02-03-09 7:00am it was $33.96. Out right stealing from the public.

Sgt Rock

Since: Jun 07

Johnson City, TN

#6 Feb 13, 2009
I've never ever heard of one business being charged or convicted of price gouging. Have you?
Fishman

Morganton, NC

#7 Feb 13, 2009
Sgt Rock wrote:
I've never ever heard of one business being charged or convicted of price gouging. Have you?
There were a number of places, a $5,000 penalty. It was written up in citizen times, also there is this thing called Google that help you find this information.

Sgt Rock

Since: Jun 07

Johnson City, TN

#8 Feb 13, 2009
Fishman wrote:
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There were a number of places, a $5,000 penalty. It was written up in citizen times, also there is this thing called Google that help you find this information.
Thanks Buck. I got to thinking about that and didn't think anyone had actually been charged in that last big gas price hike.
paul varner

United States

#9 Feb 13, 2009
Spotsy wrote:
Oil prices hit a new low yesterday - part of a ten day slide and the gas prices go up anyhow. The worst gougers are Triangle Stops, Mr Petes, Kounty Line, and Biltmore.
What other local gas stations are rip offs?
I never used to believe that there was some sort of massive conspiracy between the govt and the oil companies , but it is getting harder "not to believe that".

Oil is lower per barrel than it has been in years - many years. We "should" be paying about $1.30 to $1.50 per gallon at the pump , and yet , with lower oil prices , we find the price at the pump slowly rising.

The public is royally being ripped off .

I've submitted this idea/factoid to several news organizations, as it seems a rather easily verfiable story to follow . All one must do is "the math". In the post-election euphoria , no one seems to want to run with this, however.
CJOHNNY

Boiling Springs, SC

#10 Feb 13, 2009
Their is a simple way around the gougin law. All the stations join forces and raise the price together, or same time.

Since: May 08

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Feb 13, 2009
Sgt Rock wrote:
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Thanks Buck. I got to thinking about that and didn't think anyone had actually been charged in that last big gas price hike.
Yes put show me where any of the other 20 stations have been declared innocent....

Since: May 08

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Feb 13, 2009
Dang it, I can't type today.

While 30-some stations were being investigated, 5 have been found guilty of price gouging to my knowledge. The AG's office will not comment on the other investigations. How long does it take to find out if a gas station jacked up the prices. It would appear to me that the AG's office is either a) very incompetent if it takes this long to subtract a couple of numbers or 2)embarassed that after calling a big press conference and announcing all of these charges, they weren't able to find any wrongdoing.

Someone should investigate the Attorney General's office for wasting taxpayers' money either way!
FOKKERS

Suffolk, VA

#13 Feb 13, 2009
When oil goes up, we see it at the pump immediatly. When oil goes down, it takes weeks to months to see it at the pump.

I have no pity for anyone who gouges. The penelty should be the closing of the business.
MonicaSC

Eddyville, KY

#14 Feb 13, 2009
FOKKERS wrote:
When oil goes up, we see it at the pump immediatly. When oil goes down, it takes weeks to months to see it at the pump.
I have no pity for anyone who gouges. The penelty should be the closing of the business.
They should publically horse whipped to within an inch of their lives.

Sgt Rock

Since: Jun 07

Johnson City, TN

#15 Feb 13, 2009
MonicaSC wrote:
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They should publically horse whipped to within an inch of their lives.
I agree, with a blacksnake whip. Yeah baby!
patrol

United States

#16 Feb 15, 2009
Set their turbins on fire..it's the dam Arabs fault...feed all their Camels honysuckel vines... show em nekked pictures of whoopie Goldburg..emmm auhhhh eeeeee
patrol

United States

#17 Feb 15, 2009
Auuuchht oooo alla,,gime camelas anytime
grmofasheville

Hickory, NC

#18 Feb 16, 2009
Can we not blame it on Obama, Bush got beat up for years because the left said he was in bed with the oil companies. Stop filling up your tank, they will not run out.

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