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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 1:20:20 PM

As Michigan drivers deal with a spike in gas prices, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today warned retailers against any attempt to take advantage of consumers by price gouging or price fixing.

"Michigan consumers are struggling with rising costs just as summer vacations are getting underway, making it hard on family budgets," said Schuette. "We will not tolerate unscrupulous behavior that violates Michigan law when it comes to gouging and price fixing. Gas retailers are warned: we are watching and will not hesitate to take action if you hurt consumers and break Michigan law."

Every day, year-around, the Michigan Attorney General's Office's professional legal team monitors the balance of wholesale and retail...

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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2013 10:30:57 AM

but what next.
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baddog58
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2013 9:28:18 AM

Political rhetoric to get his name in the news about something that's been going on for decades. Where's the US Attorney General?
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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 9:39:05 AM

This should be the job of Holder, the US Attorney Generals job of going after the oil companies for forming a monopoly. I think we all remember when they broke up AT&T for getting too big and made them sell off into "baby bells".
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RapMassaG
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 12:26:05 PM

It's Michigan, which is controlled by Greedway. They'll just offer the AG a little hush money.
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MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 9:31:25 AM

price fixing - what, that never happens.....hah, it happens all the time and no one does a thing about it
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2013 11:38:17 PM

price gouging is nation wide - excepted and condoned...
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garynga
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 8:43:22 AM

words are cheap..... be nice to hear from some Mich drivers to see if there have been any changes.....

[Edited by: garynga at 6/20/2013 8:44:18 AM EST]
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 7:11:50 AM

fedupp: indeed. Most people are having very short memories...
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:56:12 AM

10 years of this not 4 we saw gas at $4.50 gal two years before we knew who Obama was.High priced fuel in USA and Canada is the goal.If the price of crude is not high its not worth developing our resources,and oil companies are buying mineral rights as fast as they can.Oil rich nations(if they are not stopped by war or lies)can easily flood the world market and drop the price WAY down.China is now getting most of the oil our troops died for in Iraq and Kuait,I wonder who will get the Venezuala oil ocean.
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 6:15:28 PM

Tell me it ain't so --
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GasPriceHelp4u
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:03:11 PM

Lets git-r-done!!!
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philbh
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 10:25:55 AM

old news
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TheeRedRam
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:03:00 AM

OLd news
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SmkyPlyr984
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 2:13:58 PM

gas should be 2 10 a gallon tops.... the rest is greed,
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SmkyPlyr984
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 2:12:10 PM

they been gouging us for 4 years now ,,,, states are raking in the tax ,,who are they kidding ,,,bet nothing happends to the prices with this statement from michs gov...
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42mpg2013Focus
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 7:38:16 AM

no thanks
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sparkie951
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 7:11:25 PM

Old news.
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QualTekGuy
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 2:32:27 PM

What took them so lomg to realize that there is gouging? There has been gouging for years.
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CivicMA
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 2:20:30 PM

How many million will they spend on the "investigation"?
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CrazyQ
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 2:05:41 PM

Once again, the politicians pander to the uninformed public, the low information voter. The ignorance of basic economics displayed on this site is nauseating.
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LongPlay
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 2:03:08 PM

Expect to pay more if there is less product -- basic economics. Don't live there, but I suspect the AG wants to run for something!
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rickone
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:50:09 PM

toxigas -- in my area, prices have pulled back 16 cents from the 50 cent hike earlier this month.
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GasSpy007
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:47:24 PM

Been eying it for a while now.. WHAT UP??
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99church
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:44:16 PM

old news,
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toxigas
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:42:21 PM

If the past is any good at indicating the future, Michigan is about to see a quick drop in prices.

GasBuddy charts - MI and USA Average
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amearly
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:41:45 PM

Old news
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rickone
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:41:42 PM

There's still plenty of gas to go around in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois. No reports of stations running out of gas. No long gas lines as in 1973 and 1979. Still, the oil companies hike the wholesale price 36 cents overnight and 50 cents in five days. Why? Because they have the power to do it and get away with it. Seems opportunistic. They are gouging the retailers and in turn the consumers.
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JimL1
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:40:57 PM

As I said yesterday, "what is this guy running for in the near future that he wants to get his name recognition going that he would take such a useless feel good action

[Edited by: JimL1 at 6/14/2013 1:41:27 PM EST]
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Methodist
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:40:02 PM

ok
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firechief
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:36:53 PM

yesterdays news it's about time
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:36:37 PM

Old news.
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divebomber
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:29:38 PM

YESTERDAYS NEWS!
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:27:49 PM

ok
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bama56
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:27:40 PM

k
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bama56
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:27:30 PM

ok
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bama56
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:27:21 PM

ok
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bama56
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:27:12 PM

ok
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KentsterPA
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:25:18 PM

Won't help the consumer
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bearzz
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:25:09 PM

Well, "they" have been warned . . .
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fieldt
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:21:35 PM

Little more than posturing.
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:17:11 PM

Every single one of us should have been "eyeing it" ten years ago when it went up 100% in one week and stayed there(or way worse)ever since.
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dwbuddy
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:13:04 PM

Greed is amongst them..they will do whatever to make a buck
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:10:27 PM

Oh, well, as long as he is "eyeing it," I guess everyone is safe.
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:10:08 PM


     will there be ANY RESULT of his "eyeing"
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klw1963
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:06:57 PM

Hot Air.
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pecos
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:06:30 PM

But will they do anything if its true?
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HDUltra03
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:05:20 PM

Yeah, yeah, once again someone pounding their chest....
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fedupp
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:04:36 PM

It sounds good to some to just say if you cant afford it dont buy it I just wish it was that simple.The rediculous price of fuel for the last 10 years has driven our economy into the dirt.Some men who work where I work spend one weeks pay A month on fuel.Fuel prices to me are the most iportant political issue I cant belive more people are not concerned.There are at least five different things we can do to drop the price NOW if we work together.$2.00 gal or less you will see this country bounce back fast.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:04:34 PM

go get em!
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 12:58:50 PM

ok
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