Rep. Webber Asks Attorney General to Formally Investigate Gas Price Spike

In a statement released today, State Rep. Michael Webber is joining state Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, in calling on Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to spearhead an investigation in regards to the gas price jump occurring in the Midwest United States.

“This dramatic increase in price deserves a full investigation by a trusted Michigan official,” said Rep. Webber, R-Rochester Hills, who serves as a member of the House Committee on Energy Policy.

An oil refinery in Whiting, Indiana — which is owned by British Petroleum (BP) — has reported a mechanical breakdown. As a result, gas prices in Michigan have jumped by an immense amount.

Speedway located at Rochester and Tienken Roads. Could prices go higher? Photo credit: Rochester Media

Speedway located at Rochester and Tienken Roads. Could prices go higher?
Photo credit: Rochester Media

The breakdown is expected to result in an approximately 80-cents-per-gallon spike in gasoline prices in coming weeks. There is currently no estimated time that prices will return to normal.

“In Michigan’s improving economic climate, the necessity of this price spike must be questioned,” Rep. Webber said. “A thorough investigation conducted by Attorney General Schuette would accurately look into this matter and provide answers that Michiganders rightfully deserve.”

The Michigan Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division can be reached toll-free at 877-765-8388.

 

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Comments

  1. I don’t get it. Was this just to look like Webber is doing something? What’s with asking the AG about random things he has no control over?
    Whatever. Refinery back online, problem fixed.
    http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2015/08/25/gas-prices-drop/32334827/

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