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

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