I think that you will find that the price gouging is being done at the station owner level -- more than at the wholesale or mfg level. Here in Georgia, the governor put into place the emergency rules which dis-allow the price gouging. Also the President of the US suspended the EPA rules on gas on Thursday. The country is in the stage where the switch over to "winter fuel" is beginning to take place and without that suspension, there would for sure be a gas shortage. Here in Georgia, we saw some stations jump the price but, they have rolled back -- the fine for gouging is $25,000 per occurance and the "people" who own those stations can't afford that. Very easy to report here also. A station can not raise prices just because their next fuel load is gonna cost more -- they have to take delivery of that next load b4 the price can go up.
I hate gas station owners who take advantage of something like this --- non-American like.
Dave and Karen -- '02 Ultimate Advantage 36 C, 350 HP Cummins, Allison 3060 Tranny
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