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Duff warns drivers to be vigilant this holiday weekend

State Sen. Bob Duff.

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:

 

Norwalk, CT – Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) today issued a warning to Connecticut drivers about the dangers of scammers attempting to take advantage of the emergency in Texas and disruptions in gasoline production.

“With many drivers filling up their gas tanks before hitting the road for the Labor Day holiday weekend, consumers should be vigilant,” said Senator Duff. “Be wary if you see any dramatic increases in the price of gas.”

AAA estimated that 35 million drivers will travel this weekend. As of Friday morning, the current average price in Connecticut is $2.60.

“This is a warning to retailers, distributors and suppliers, we’re watching. Don’t take advantage of the situation,” Senator Duff continued. “I am calling on the Department of Consumer Protection to keep a close eye out for unscrupulous behavior. We’re all in this together and no one should be gouged at the pump.”

 

 

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13 comments

Bryan Meek September 2, 2017 at 7:17 am

65 days and counting without a budget.

It takes a gouger to know a gouger.

We already pay one of the highest state gas taxes in the country. The state makes more money on a gallon of gas (30 cents and 54 cents for diesel) than any other party involved in the supply chain.

Also the tax is variable, so when prices go up the state collects more and more and more. Thank you for the self promoting public service ad, but we know who the gougers are already.

Also a Norwalker September 2, 2017 at 8:30 am

Thanks Bob for the heads up on scammers.
Now please get back to work up in Hartford and pass a budget that doesn’t increase our income, sales and local property taxes and doesn’t cut our services. I suggest you start by eliminating the free healthcare all you state senators get along with your pensions for working part time.

Isabelle Hargrove September 2, 2017 at 1:03 pm

Could we call the Department of Consumer Protection to keep a close eye out for unscrupulous behavior in Hartford? I fear that a lot more than speculative concerns over gas price gouging, which no one in CT has been accused of…

Wineshine September 2, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Gouging in Fairfield Co. is the norm Senator. It’s called Zone Pricing. I can pay up to .20/gallon less outside the country. And how about pushing oil companies to offer more flex fuel in your district? The closest station is in Greenwich. And while you’re on it, how about working towards repeal of the userous and insulting personal property tax? It might involve less government spending but since you’re vigilant about people not overpaying at the pump, you must know about saving money.

Debora Goldstein September 2, 2017 at 3:50 pm

How, exactly does DCP keep a close eye on gas prices? Will they be deploying inspectors to spotcheck pump prices? If not, is there a hotline for vigilant consumers to call during a long holiday weekend?

Rick September 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Bob the state’s three deep water ports, Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London, to bring in gas why is Norwalk one of the mmost expensive to buy gss?

as of this afternoon the lowest prices are here

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Donna September 2, 2017 at 4:12 pm

No @Debora! The citizens must be vigilant sleuths. We are meant to don our deerstalker caps and tweed frock coats, and with pipe and magnifying glass in hand, hunt for clues until we unravel the fiendish plot and arrest the prime suspects.

Rick September 2, 2017 at 4:47 pm

The nearly two-dozen small harbors in Connecticut that promote economic development in towns from Norwalk to Groton are fighting to be included in the state Port Authority.This was from 2014 what has changed?

Bob is it possible you can give us an upadate on the 2014 information that has been suggested for years,we know Perone was involved maybe that,s why everything has fallen out of sight.

You brought the subject up now lets do some homework tell us how Norwalk gets gas and from where and why is it so expensive without a storm in Texas?

Debora Goldstein September 3, 2017 at 11:43 am

Interesting Rick. I paid $2.65 on Westport Ave here in Norwalk. 4 days earlier, same station it was $2.45.

Rick September 3, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Bob some didnt get your memo

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Debora Goldstein September 4, 2017 at 9:42 am

That’s an 80 cent bump inside of a week. I expected 40 cents based upon past events. What will DCP do to determine whether this is gouging or legit?

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