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Legislation would require gas companies to justify charges

Published: Mon, May 9, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m.


State Reps. Ronald V. Gerberry and Robert F. Hagan plan to introduce legislation shortly in the Ohio House to create a state oversight commission that would require gas companies to justify what they charge.

The bill creates a 10-member commission that also would review the state’s regulations affecting gasoline supply and prices as well as review and track alternative energy sources, said Gerberry of Austintown, D-59th.

“It’s price gouging,” Gerberry said in explaining the high cost of gas at a press conference today at the BP station on the corner of Gypsy Lane and Belmont Avenue in Liberty. The price of regular gas at the BP was $3.959 a gallon.

The legislation is bipartisan, Gerberry said. Gerberry and Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, would be the main sponsors in the House. State Sen. Tim Grendell of Chesterland, R-18th, is sponsoring the bill in the Senate.

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1redeye1(5673 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

More BS from our local Democrats, If these two don't have their names in the news they find a way to put them into the news. I'll bet nothing comes of this ,but it will make them looked concerned. It justs amazes me just yesterday the gov't says that that gas prices will be dropping.and suddenly these two show their concern. Where were they when this all started.?

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2author50(1121 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

Gerberry taking on the Oil Companies is a cover for him pimping for the Racino Companies!

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3piak(508 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

Lets have more legislation and oversight committees to "go after" those price gouging #$%$ companies that raise gas prices.

While we're at it, lets get additional committees to study: the number, age and operating condition of refineries in the US; the weak American dollar against Chinese and other currency; OPEC and it's control of oil production world wide; the reason(s) we ain't drilling in-country; the reason(s) we ain't drilling off-shore; the oil futures traders, both in-country and worldwide, and finally, lets form a committee to study the possibility of further committees that might be thought up. Now, THATS TAKING ACTION!

If we play it right, we can play "committee" while gas hit's $10.00 a gallon.

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4Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

where is GOV. K KK

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5LtMacGowan(714 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

To hell with that. Just nationalize the Energy sector. provide energy to people for just slightly above cost. Essential services/industries like Energy, Healthcare, Transportation, should be there to serve, not to gouge and make obscene profits.

They should charge just enough to pay for the costs of operating and providing the energy, and enough for good salaries for the employees. If they operated under that principle our bills would most likely be cut in half if not more.

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