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CA legislator proposes office for gas price investigations

GasBuddy Blog -- A California legislature has floated an idea aiming to curb gas price manipulation in the Golden State, PolitiCal says. State Sen. Mark Leno’s bill would create an Office of Fuel Price Investigation and Manipulation Prevention at the California Energy Commission.

According to Leno's press release, the legislation "will help protect California consumers against erratic pain at the gas pump." Last year, drivers in the Golden State experienced some of the most drastic gasoline price spikes in the state’s history. In many places, gas rose to over $5 per gallon. While fuel producers pointed to a perceived supply shortage, industry experts concluded that price manipulation might have been a factor in the volatility, according to the release...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 12:07:13 AM

another office w/ a mandate that can't be paid out of state pocket?
LDM521
Rookie Author Bakersfield

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 11:29:57 AM

They should have a committee of citizens, representing several regions, who report suspicious price gouging in their area. Not more politicians being paid to do nothing. Especially when most politicians have their hand in the oil industry pot anyway.
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2013 12:49:31 AM

Old 'news'.
SmkyPlyr984
Veteran Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 2:25:36 PM

i could have told you that they re ripping everyone off,,, like they didnt know,,,they all in on it,,
Alaydown
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 11:19:05 AM

This is typical of a California Democrat legislator who chooses to propose something that the idiot masses who vote for people like him might like even though it won't do anything to lower prices. Instead it wastes precious tax revenue that this state lacks. There has never been any evidence of price manipulation or price fixing, and they won't find any this time either. The state's Attorney General is responsible for anything illegal, and we don't need another special office that investigates something where there is no indication of any wrongdoing.

California legislator DemocRATs have run this state into the ground. We have the highest tax rates, the highest unemployment rate, and the worst business environment in the country. We are most likely still running a budget deficit even after additional huge tax hikes. It is no wonder businesses and individual tax payers are leaving this state.
camaro_man
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 9:17:01 AM

Tax waste
DRIVESFAST
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 6:56:35 AM

More bureaucracy? No thanks.
sks1586
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 6:46:20 AM

Awesome strategy from CA Legislators. Some action in +ve direction, is better than no action.
tomok
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 5:22:12 AM

CA legislator proposes office for gas price investigations? How many investigations have already investigated this and they could not find any wrong doing? Gas Price investigations would have to be done at a national level but there are too many government officials on the take from Big Oil and Nothing would ever come of it.
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
D4444J
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 5:01:20 AM

Still old, hope it helps California.
twobroke61
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:59:37 AM

old news
Pozole
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:55:22 AM

...moldy "news"...
R209
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:51:32 AM

Old article
SBlouch
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:46:31 AM

Thought they had done this before. What CA doesn't need is another investigation to waste tax payers money again with little action taken except to find there is gas price manipulation.
fratt
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:42:38 AM

Old news.
VB_Richard
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:36:55 AM

Tax payer supported government run.
mahkokhan
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:26:05 AM

old
madison8359
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:18:40 AM

Couldn't hurt.
UBDave
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:14:40 AM

Another old news post...
Z06KY
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:14:14 AM

We already have laws on the books! Follow the law! Just growth of government in California and more tax waist!
g747
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:13:38 AM

They need to keep everyone involved close to being honest!!!!!!.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:13:07 AM

Who cares?
1Boog
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:10:09 AM

more tax money CA doesn't have down the drain!
findcheap
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:09:51 AM

the feds tried this too
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 4:01:33 AM

another office...and more waste and studies and legislation and ...what for
abk
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:59:26 AM

Because it is govt, it will merely increase bureaucracy without getting much done.
Ahking
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:58:52 AM

I'm curious too.
Ezstop00
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:58:22 AM

Interesting.
movietracker
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:58:17 AM

Won't happen
dougtaylor1
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:56:31 AM

Um, Old.
mohammed10
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:55:36 AM

Don't hold your breath
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:55:24 AM

Nothing ventured nothing gained. There will be not one thing accomplished with naysayers sitting around talking about how something can not be done.
VikingWoman
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:50:37 AM

I think Maria Cantwell did this in Washington too but it didn't make any difference in prices.
BEngr
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:47:46 AM

That will be a big joke.
ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:46:21 AM

Beeeeeg waste of money
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:44:48 AM

Waste of money....
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:41:39 AM

more regulations and government interfernce always drives down prices, Right? NOT!
JCClark2012
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:41:05 AM

We need this nation wide
TheeRedRam
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:40:49 AM

Old old news
teatiger
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:39:49 AM

Oh oh
WTLITNG
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:36:02 AM

We are supposed to believe this will help.
SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:35:32 AM

More red tape and a job for some political donor.
UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:34:19 AM


Will it work?
Ready Eddie
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:32:31 AM

Not even close to fresh news.
CYBERCAT11
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:31:09 AM

Old news.
lgwhitlock
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:30:04 AM

I doubt it will do much good other than raising already high prices...
toxigas
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:30:00 AM

Maybe a senator could float an idea aiming to curb the influence of large corporations on politics?

Nah...
miron
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:27:02 AM

A real Don Quijote de la Mancha :) completely useless...

[Edited by: miron at 4/21/2013 3:27:20 AM EST]
Topless2012
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:26:15 AM

Too little too late.
cheapertvs
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:26:13 AM

Just another political ploy.
tdeaton1
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 3:25:46 AM

Really old news.
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