OLYMPIA – Gas vouchers were a hot promotional tool last year, used to lure potential customers to dealerships, furniture stores and seminars. But as gas prices rose, so did the number of consumers fuming about these so-called free fill-ups. A Vancouver, Wash., car dealer must now reimburse customers who responded to one such promotion that the Washington Attorney General’s Office says was deceptive.
SEATTLE -- Attorney General Rob McKenna today released the final results from the state’s year-long investigation into gas prices. The investigation, which included an in-depth analysis of factors influencing prices at the pump, found variations across Washington communities are due to the cost of obtaining and transporting fuel to stations and local competition – not illegal price manipulation. Increasing worldwide demand for oil and an inability for regional refineries to meet local supply demands are the primary contributors to erratically climbing prices, experts added.
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna and University of Washington economist Keith Leffler will gather public comments and discuss results from the first phase of the state’s ongoing investigation into gas prices on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Bellevue for the final scheduled stop on the “Gas Gauge” tour.
Attorney General Rob McKenna and economist Keith Leffler will gather public comments and discuss results from the first phase of the state’s ongoing investigation
into gas prices tomorrow night in Bellingham at the first of three stops on the “Gas Gauge” tour.
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna and economist Keith Leffler will discuss results from the first phase of the state’s ongoing investigation into gas prices and gather public comments during three evening public forums this winter.
Attorney General Rob McKenna today released the first phase of Washington’s 2007 gas prices investigation. McKenna announced in April 2007 he was teaming up with Gov. Chris Gregoire and the state Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development to conduct the investigation based on strong public and private concern about escalating gas prices and the need for new research to help explain factors that influence Washington’s gas prices.
OLYMPIA – Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced that he is teaming up with the Governor’s Office and the Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development to investigate factors that influence gas prices in the state.
TACOMA – Attorney General Rob McKenna today warned consumers to beware of mail indicating you’ve won a foreign lottery or sweepstakes. He asked bank tellers for their help in fighting counterfeit check scams.
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna said that his office is monitoring gas prices in Washington for any indication of anticompetitive conduct among petroleum retailers or suppliers.
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna today said that while the Attorney General’s Office has not seen any activity by Washington gasoline suppliers or retailers that would warrant taking legal action, his office will assist with a national inquiry into the causes of escalating gas prices.
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna said it’s too soon to tell how Washington will be impacted by the damage Hurricane Katrina caused to Gulf refineries, but warned drivers that the state has a limited ability to regulate gasoline prices.