Legislation would require gas companies to justify charges


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.

For the complete story, read Tuesday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com

More like this from vindy.com

Subscribe Today

Sign up for our email newsletter to receive daily news.

Want more? Click here to subscribe to either the Print or Digital Editions.