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Raynham Asks AG To Look Into Gas Gouging

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RAYNHAM (CBS) — Gas prices are racing toward $4 a gallon, and Raynham selectmen are asking the Attorney General to investigate if gas stations are jacking up their prices just to make a buck.

“I’m curious what that process is and what the laws are and how it can be regulated and save consumers some money,” said selectman Joe Pacheco.

WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias reports.

Drivers say they notice prices are going up a few cents between their morning commute and evening commute.

Ronen Drorv is a gas station owner and says the real money makers are the refineries, the government getting the tax money and credit card companies getting nearly four percent of every sale. 

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz talks with gas station owners.

“We buy gas we pay the market close,” he said.

The Attorney General’s office reminds everyone that collusion and gouging are illegal, and if someone has a complaint about this practice going on the office would like to hear about it.

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