Georgians let Sonny hear it over gas prices - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Georgians let Sonny hear it over gas prices

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

September 25, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The state has received more than 1,200 complaints of gas price gouging since Governor Sonny Perdue made an emergency declaration nearly two weeks ago.

More than 25% percent of the complaints came from south Georgia. After getting receipts from customers, the state has found 70 stations they believe may have improperly raised their prices.

So far, 20 subpoenas have been issued and now it will be up to the stations to prove their innocence.

"The gas pumps and the computers keep accurate information about when the price was increased and when fuel was delivered to the stations so that information is pretty accurate and we can look at it and from there we'll determine what fine if any or reimbursement to consumers will occur," says Shawn Conroy of the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs.

The emergency declaration will last a month, through October 12th unless the Governor rescinds his order.

Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-11 07:27:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:42:09 GMT
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
  • breaking

    Mother faces charges after child found wandering alone

    Mother faces charges after child found wandering alone

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:35:56 GMT
    According to a police report, when officers located the child's home on Whittlesey Court, there were five children inside with no parent. (Source: WALB)According to a police report, when officers located the child's home on Whittlesey Court, there were five children inside with no parent. (Source: WALB)

    The Albany Police Department has issued warrants for the mother of a child found wandering alone.

    More >>

    The Albany Police Department has issued warrants for the mother of a child found wandering alone.

    More >>
  • Albany woman hosts free yard sales

    Albany woman hosts free yard sales

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:15:50 GMT
    An Albany woman hosts free yard sales every couple of weeks. (Source: WALB)An Albany woman hosts free yard sales every couple of weeks. (Source: WALB)

    An Albany woman is doing what she can to make a difference.  "That's the whole goal. To be the light in someone else's life," said Rebekah Riddle, a woman who says she devotes her life to public service.  

    More >>

    An Albany woman is doing what she can to make a difference.  "That's the whole goal. To be the light in someone else's life," said Rebekah Riddle, a woman who says she devotes her life to public service.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly