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No more gas price gouging says Windsor MP | Blackburn News

No more gas price gouging says Windsor MP | Blackburn News

The MP for Windsor West is demanding more protection for consumers who are being gouged at the gas pump. Brian Masse wants the federal government to restore the Gas Price Monitoring Agency and brought up the issue during Question Period in Ottawa Thursday afternoon. “Mr. Speaker, with gas prices soaring once again nothing protects Canadians from […]

Fresh blow to consumers as fuel pump prices rise | The Standard

Fresh blow to consumers as fuel pump prices rise | The Standard

Consumers are staring at a fresh surge in the cost of living after the regulator sharply increased the price of fuel. According to the latest monthly fuel pump price review released by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) yesterday, motorists will now pay Sh112 for a litre of petrol in Nairobi. This is an increase of […]

Canberra petrol stations made double the profit of their counterparts across Australia last year | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Canberra petrol stations made double the profit of their counterparts across Australia last year | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

If you suspected that petrol stations in Canberra are ripping you off — you are right. The numbers have been laid out black and white in a report into fuel pricing by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC), which found Canberra’s fuel retailers make on average a $750,000 profit annually, compared to $400,000 at […]

The Key to Energy Conservation? Priming Consumers with Price | Tuck School of Business

The Key to Energy Conservation? Priming Consumers with Price | Tuck School of Business

What they discovered was quite surprising. The only form of communication that had any impact on reducing electricity consumption during peak periods was the one that conveyed pricing information; the households pretty much ignored everything else. But the pricing appeal did make a significant impact: the households in the pricing group reduced their electricity usage […]

Unregulated gas-price ‘gouging’ means huge profits at the expense of drivers in Vancouver, says economist | The Star

Unregulated gas-price ‘gouging’ means huge profits at the expense of drivers in Vancouver, says economist | The Star

VANCOUVER—Is it time to cap gas prices? With consumers paying record-high prices in Metro Vancouver, Premier John Horgan said this month his government would consider “some relief” for those who can’t afford $1.70 a litre. At least one economist says assistance should come in the form of regulation. Marc Lee, a senior economist at the […]

California governor seeks explanation for high gas prices | WRAL

California governor seeks explanation for high gas prices | WRAL

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — California’s governor wants to know why gas prices are higher than in the rest of the country, blaming potential “inappropriate industry practices” Tuesday rather than the state’s higher taxes and tougher environmental regulations. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom asked the California Energy Commission for an analysis of the state’s gas prices by May […]

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 […]