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AG Nessel Shares New Video with Focus on Gas Gouging

LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is sharing her latest consumer protection video, which is focused on price gouging at the pump. 

The video, which is now available on the Department of Attorney General YouTube page, discusses the difference between normal fluctuation and potentially illegal pricing. 

"These days, price swings of thirty or forty cents per gallon aren't unusual, but when a gas station charges a price way above the price at similar stations, that could be gas gouging," Nessel says in the video. "Michigan gas stations sell the correct quality and quantity of gas most of the time, but when a station does try to illegally take advantage of drivers, my office is here to stop them." 

If you have information regarding unfair gasoline pricing practices, please file a gasoline price gouging complaint online or call the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Team at 877-765-8388. 

In December, Nessel joined Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell in highlighting consumer protection resources to help protect Michiganders' wallets, including a new one-stop website on gas pumps

The MDARD resource also provides a complaint process in the event you suspect you have purchased substandard fuel or that you have received a short or incorrect measure. The easy URL to the website is Michigan.gov/GasInfo. 

The Department of Attorney General provides a library of resources for consumers to review anytime on a variety of topics.   

This video was paid for by Protecting Michigan Foundation, PO Box 12303, Lansing, MI 48901. 

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