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Investigation into Alaska gasoline prices
By Ed Vitorino


January 06, 2009

As you know i've been posting comments on fuel prices a few times. Well, after writting to the State of Alaska's Office of the Attorney General, I got a response dated December 30th, 2008. The office is currently investigating Alaska gasoline prices and they hope to have some results for the investigation on their website by the end of this month. We'll see what happens.

Mr. Clyde E. Sniffen Jr. (Senior Assistant Attorney General) did confirm that Alaska does not have a price gouging law. Sellers of gasoline are free to set their prices at whatever price the market will allow as long as those prices are not the result of illegal antitrust activity, like "Price fixing" or other collusive conduct. I think this has been going on for a while.

Mr. Clyde E. Sniffen Jr. also stated that the Alask Legislature is also working on potential changes to Alaska law that may regulate gasoline prices in the future.

I guess all we can do is "Standby" and see if anything is going to change and see results from this investigation.

Ed Vitorino
Ketchikan, AK


Received January 04, 20089 - Published January 06, 2009


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