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Need watchdog to discipline retailers, study says

TORONTO -- Canadian motorists will remain defenseless against wild gasoline price hikes until watchdogs are set up with the power to discipline retailers for unexplained spikes, said the author of a study accusing the Canadian petroleum industry of gouging. Gasoline that sells for more than $1 per...

Political posturing or petroleum profits?

WALL, N.J. -- An ABC News report said many lawmakers and angry drivers suspected price gouging when gasoline spiked past $3 a gallon in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. But energy experts insist the urge to blame station owners is misplaced. Right now, you could probably find a bunch of...

Daily limit sought on gas price hikes

ALBANY, N.Y. -- State Senator Carl Marcellino (R) has sponsored a bill that would prohibit New York gas stations from raising prices more than once in a 24-hour period, said the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. That's not free enterprise, said Marcellino. There [are] not three or four deliveries...

Couriers to act as self-appointed gouging "watchdogs".
Counterintuitive study defends Minn. minimum-pricing law
Major sells off half of it Denver stores; other half to go soon
Mo. AG cites 10 stations
Neb. AG announces gas pricing task force
Refiners face gasoline production dilemma
Retail outlets continue to come back on-line in Houston area