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Consumers must revolt to stop gas price gouging | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Consumers must revolt to stop gas price gouging | Lake Cowichan Gazette

Consumers must revolt to stop gas price gouging The totally unjustifiable price gouging we are now seeing for gas should have people very worried. It is obvious the oil companies have lost any trace of social responsibility and fear of government intervention to control their greed. Unfortunately I think that we Canadians are largely to […]

An Easter petrol price rise will make motorists cross | Illawarra Mercury

An Easter petrol price rise will make motorists cross | Illawarra Mercury

Petrol prices could be on the way up just in time for the school holidays – but it’s not an attempt at price gouging, according to the NRMA. Peter Khoury from the motoring group said the Sydney market was at at the bottom of the price cycle and expected a sudden overnight surge of as […]

No Relief in Sight at Pumps with Summer Pricing Approaching | Cochrane Now

No Relief in Sight at Pumps with Summer Pricing Approaching | Cochrane Now

With Canadian drivers seeing average pump prices surge ahead of their year-ago level, there are troubling signs that prices will become even more expensive thanks to the switch-over to summer gasoline,” says Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy. GasBuddy forecasts gas will climb another two cents this week. By early summer last year it wasn’t […]

Power retailer Synergy found to have price-gouged customers | The New Daily

Power retailer Synergy found to have price-gouged customers | The New Daily

Electricity producer Synergy overcharged industrial customers for the price of energy in the wholesale market by up to $100 million, in a move which may have also pushed up prices for households, an investigation by Western Australia’s independent economic regulator has found. The Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) said Synergy had breached market rules requiring it […]

NERC doubts power consumers’ willingness to pay for meters | Punch Newspapers

NERC doubts power consumers’ willingness to pay for meters | Punch Newspapers

According to NERC, the scope of the service will include a survey to determine customers’ willingness to pay for one-phase and three-phase meters based on an internal estimate arrived at by the commission. Early last year, the regulator unveiled the MAP regulation, which introduced meter asset providers in the sector, to fast-track the roll-out of […]

Brazil’s fuel price transparency plan draws fire | Argus

Brazil’s fuel price transparency plan draws fire | Argus

Others suggested the proposal would thwart Petrobras’ plans to divest refinery assets. The company now holds around 98pc of Brazil’s refining sector. The firm’s chief executive Roberto Castello Branco wants to reduce that to 50pc by selling off 100pc operating stakes in some refineries. Many contributions argued that Petrobras’ reduced role in the sector would […]

Distribution pricing reform will make disturbing price shock | Scoop News

Distribution pricing reform will make disturbing price shock | Scoop News

Distribution pricing reform will bring disturbing price shocks Originally published in Energy and Environment on February 28 The Electricity Authority has been warned sudden implementation of more efficient electricity distribution pricing will bring “disturbing” price shocks for many customers. The EA is currently considering submissions on its proposals to speed up distribution pricing reform and […]

Hotline to report price gouging open | ABC 36 News

Hotline to report price gouging open | ABC 36 News

The attorney general’s office said that the recent emergency executive order issued by the governor triggers Kentucky’s consumer protection measures for the next 15 days and added that the measures may be extended. The office of the attorney general can now investigate instances of price gouging including generators, building supplies, chainsaws, hotel rooms and other […]

Lawmakers consider ‘zone pricing’ ban at state gas stations | News 12 Connecticut

Lawmakers consider ‘zone pricing’ ban at state gas stations | News 12 Connecticut

Connecticut lawmakers are considering plan that would level the playing field at gas stations across the state. Part of the reason why residents pay different prices in different parts of the state is due to “zone pricing” – gas stations in different areas pay their wholesale distributors different prices. Critics call it price gouging. Some […]

Petrol gouging inquiry is overdue | The Canberra Times

Petrol gouging inquiry is overdue | The Canberra Times

The ACT Liberals committed to the fuel watch scheme last month after a series of reports by the Canberra Times  on the price gouging that has been a feature of life here for decades. Those reports noted fuel prices at one and two bowser service stations within 40 and 50 minutes drive of the ACT […]