Retail gasoline stations shutting down to avoid price gouging complaints

Michael Giberson From Columbia, South Carolina’s The State newspaper, more evidence of the predictable effects of anti-price gouging laws: A day after drivers began a panic-buying run on gas, S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster invoked the state‚Äôs price-gouging law with fines up to $1,000 per offense and up to 30 days in jail. Hotlines were … More Retail gasoline stations shutting down to avoid price gouging complaints

Gasoline price gouging after Hurricane Ike in South Carolina

Michael Giberson In June, the South Carolina’s Office of the Attorney General issued a report on post-Hurricane Ike price gouging. The brief report is worth a look if you have an interest in price gouging laws. Over 4,300 price gouging complaints were received by the SC attorney general’s office in the post-Hurricane Ike period. Lots … More Gasoline price gouging after Hurricane Ike in South Carolina