Gas Stations To Repay Drivers

Chalk one up for the little guy.

Six gas stations in North Carolina will pay thousands of dollars back to drivers who paid inflated prices on gasoline in September.  That's when Hurricane Ike hit Texas, damaging some oil refineries and pipelines that ship gas to our state. 

I'm curious how these rebates will work.  I assume people will have to produce a receipt that they bought gas at the six stations during the time the prices were inflated.  Hopefully drivers have those receipts, if they are necessary.

Do you think repaying the drivers who overpaid originially is the best way to solve the issue?



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  • by frank Location: raleigh on Oct 23, 2008 at 10:25 PM
    To Ted in Greenville, the main difference between being gouged at the gas pump and "gouging" your money for beeer at the races is simple...having gas for transportation is a necessity; your alcohol "suds" is not. Beer is an item of frivolity compared to gas. And racing isn't necessary either, but judging by the way some people drive...maybe a racetrack is where you need to be, not endangering the lives of other drivers who want to be safe. But I digress.
  • by Ted Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2008 at 05:16 AM
    I'm sure most of this "rebate" will go to the State. I do not know the laws on price gouging, but if there was a crime committed at the very least stiff fines should also be a part of any settlement. I've also often wondered why a gas station who sells gas for a lot more than they paid for it is gouging but paying nine dollars for a beer at the race isn't.

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