AG Cooper: two subpoenas already filed in NC for gas gouging

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced two subpoenas had been filed against a gas station and a gas wholesaler in Guilford County who allegedly price gouged consumers.

The gas station was allegedly charging customers as much as $4.50 for gas.

This news comes in the wake of more than 600 reports of price gouging in North Carolina since Friday. Already, many stations across the East have ran out of gas all together.

“A crisis is the wrong time to try to make a fast buck off of consumers,” Cooper said. “Families and businesses across our state are being squeezed by this sudden gas crunch and they deserve fair prices.”

Cooper also said he expects to subpoena more gas stations later this week.

WNCT sat down with Cooper Monday afternoon to discuss the gas gouging problems. He said to help his investigators, people should keep their receipts and take a picture of the price their paying for gas.

To file a report, call 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or visit ncdoj.gov.

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