Michael Giberson In October of last year, Congressman Brian Higgins sent a letter to then FTC chairman William Kovacic requesting an investigation of gasoline prices in his home area of western New York. Historically, prices in Buffalo and surrounding areas have been below the average price in the state, but beginning around the time of … More Never did see that FTC report on Western New York gasoline prices
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?
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
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
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
Michael Giberson WABC-TV reported Friday on what was likely the highest priced retail gasoline in the country: an Exxon station in Summit, New Jersey was offering regular grade gasoline for $4.89/gallon. According to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the current average price in the US is about $1.85/gallon, and the average price in New Jersey … More Most expensive gasoline in America – a zone pricing protest
Michael Giberson Would someone please check current prices for bread in the towns of Greenwich, Port Chester, and Stamford, Connecticut? A December 23 story in the Greenwich Time notes the arrival, finally, of gasoline prices below $2/gallon in Greenwich, “after weeks of being surrounded by less-than-$2 in gas in municipalities such as Stamford and Port … More Would someone please check the price of bread in Connecticut? Another zone pricing post
Michael Giberson New York is about to find out whether zone pricing in gasoline markets is as bad for consumers as some people believe. Zone pricing is “a gasoline industry practice of selling the same brands and grades of fuel to retail sellers at different prices depending on the ‘price zone’ in which the retail … More Zone pricing ban coming to New York, will the results affirm policymakers’ hopes or economists’ analyses?