Investigation into Alaska
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
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
I guess all we can do is "Standby" and see if anything
is going to change and see results from this investigation.
Received January 04, 20089
- Published January 06, 2009
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