AG Tong: Be on the lookout for gasoline price gouging; violators will face penalties
State Attorney General William Tong told Connecticut residents Monday to be on the lookout for gasoline price gouging and said he has increased authority to punish those taking part.
Tong says it's not just higher prices, but a retailer or supplier who is taking advantage of the current market conditions to make a lot more money than normal.
Those stores or supplies can now be investigated and face consequences, such as fines.
Gas stations and suppliers are allowed to increase prices due to a decrease in supply from Russia and an surge in demand, but Tong said that does not mean they can take advantage of the market to make extraordinary profits.
The period of enforcement will last until April 2.
If you suspect a gas station is overcharging, you can make a complaint with the attorney general's office.