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AG Warns Gas Stations not to Gouge at the Pump

As gas prices rise in Michigan, the state’s attorney general is warning gas stations not to take advantage of consumers.

Attorney General Bill Schuette is reminding gas stations his office is keeping an eye out for any price gouging or price fixing.

State law forbids retailers from excessively increasing the price of gas and federal law prohibits gas stations from agreeing to fix fuel prices.

Andrea Bitely of the AG’s office says consumers that believe stations have engaged in either of those practices should contact its Consumer Protection Division.

Gas prices have spiked in the Midwest following the closure of a BP refinery in Indiana.

Schuette has sent a letter to BP requesting more information about the outage.

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