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Thu January 22, 2009
Atty Gen Conway Announces Settlement Over Alleged Price Gouging
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – Last September, before Hurricane Ike even made landfall, complaints started pouring into Frankfort about alleged gas price gouging. Some areas reported prices of almost five dollars per gallon. Governor Beshear quickly declared a state of emergency, giving Attorney General Jack Conway authority to investigate the nearly two thousand complaints. Conway says the investigation has resulted in settlements totaling more than 107-thousand dollars against eight gas retailers. "Five of these retail stations are Pilot Travel Centers. The stores are located in Corbin, Williamsburg, Middlesboro, Franklin "
and Oak Grove. Pilot settled for 100-thousand dollars. Two T-Marts in Wingo and Franklin settled for a total of seven-thousand-500 dollars. An eighth station has not yet been identified. The money will be spent on state transportation needs.