Consumer protection probe into soaring gas prices in Connecticut

Governor John Rowland (R-CT) and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal want a two-tiered investigation into the recent 20-cent jump in gas prices. Rowland is asking state Consumer Protection Commissioner James Flemming to make sure the hikes are not the result of price fixing or collusion. Flemming says his 19 state investigators will begin work Thursday. Blumenthal is calling for a federal investigation by the Energy Department.

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