Zone pricing ban proposal advances in Connecticut, zone price ban law in New York still not working

Michael Giberson Gasoline consumers in well-off Fairfield County, CT, pay gasoline prices that tend to be higher than prices in the rest of the state. The consumers don’t like it. State legislators representing the region believe the issue is “zone pricing,” a practice by gasoline wholesalers which sets wholesale prices to different levels in different… More Zone pricing ban proposal advances in Connecticut, zone price ban law in New York still not working

An act purporting to ban gasoline zone pricing in Connecticut

Michael Giberson A new legislative session in Connecticut brings with it another bill proposing to ban zone pricing of gasoline in the state. But the simplicity of the proposed bill makes it look like they’re not really trying.  Here is the body of the bill (all of it): AN ACT BANNING GASOLINE ZONE PRICING. Be… More An act purporting to ban gasoline zone pricing in Connecticut

New York assembly candidate proposes to *really* ban zone pricing this time

Michael Giberson From Politics on the Hudson: Kaplowitz takes on Big Oil, says stronger ban on zone gasoline pricing could create a $1.3 billion “tax break” for New Yorkers. At a news conference today at 12:30 at the Shell Station in Bedford on the corner of Rt. 22 and Rt. 172, State Senate candidate Mike… More New York assembly candidate proposes to *really* ban zone pricing this time

New York politicians want to expand zone pricing ban to protect wealthy customers from slightly higher prices

Michael Giberson From Newsday: Two Nassau County legislators Thursday called on the State Senate to join the Assembly in extending the ban on zone pricing for gasoline, which they said unfairly charges more in well-to-do communities than in those less so. For readers not up on their New York geography, Nassau County is the portion… More New York politicians want to expand zone pricing ban to protect wealthy customers from slightly higher prices

New York’s zone pricing ban not eliminating retail gasoline price differences

Michael Giberson At least some retail gasoline consumers in New York expected that the zone pricing ban implemented last year would tend to equalize retail gasoline prices in an area. Rochester TV station WHEC discovers that a year after the law was signed by the governor, and about 10 months after the zone pricing law… More New York’s zone pricing ban not eliminating retail gasoline price differences

Nine months after the zone pricing ban in New York…

Michael Giberson New York banned “zone pricing” of gasoline as of last November. In the news: (Henrietta, N.Y.) – Nine months after a state law banning zone pricing for gas went into effect, drivers can still find about a 20 cent per gallon disparity in price depending on where they buy it. For example, gas… More Nine months after the zone pricing ban in New York…

Is the zone pricing ban raising average gasoline prices in New York?

Michael Giberson In my just published post on zone pricing, I noted a newspaper story from New York which suggests that the recently enacted ban on zone prices was equalizing gasoline prices, at least around Rochester. To quote myself: Meanwhile, in neighboring New York, a newspaper story from suburban Rochester suggests that the state’s new… More Is the zone pricing ban raising average gasoline prices in New York?

Legislators from wealthy Fairfield County, Connecticut hope a zone pricing ban will save constituents money

Michael Giberson From the website of Livvy Floren, Greenwich state representative and Assistant Republican Leader in the Connecticut House of Representatives, “Greenwich Delegation Calls for Ban on Zone Pricing of Gas“: HARTFORD- Greenwich State Reps. Livvy Floren (R-149), Lile Gibbons (R-150) and Fred Camillo (R-151) are dismayed the state legislature refuses to address the issue… More Legislators from wealthy Fairfield County, Connecticut hope a zone pricing ban will save constituents money

Gasoline retailer opposes a zone pricing ban in Connecticut

Michael Giberson An effective zone pricing ban in Connecticut would have the effect of equalizing the wholesale price to gasoline retailers in the state. As such, it would benefit some retailers and harm others. TheDay.com presents commentary from an owner of a retail gasoline station who expects to be harmed by the zone pricing ban… More Gasoline retailer opposes a zone pricing ban in Connecticut

Hartford Courant editorializes against zone pricing ban in Connecticut

Michael Giberson From the Hartford Courant (May 11, 2009): A bill in the General Assembly that would force gasoline wholesalers to charge the same price to retail dealers across Connecticut would likely raise the price of fuel for most motorists and make the market less responsive to competition. Legislation to ban so-called zone pricing has… More Hartford Courant editorializes against zone pricing ban in Connecticut