Gas prices skyrocket




With Hurricane Ike looming in the Gulf of Mexico threatening to destroy refineries and off-shore oil rigs, gas prices across the nation spiked seemingly overnight last week. According to the website www.alabamagasprices.com, the average cost of regular unleaded gas was $3.60 last week. That same gallon of gas is now (as of Sept. 16) at $4.13 and could go even higher. By comparison, the price one month ago was $3.56 and one year ago was $2.63. Gov. Bob Riley declared a state of emergency, activating an Alabama law that prohibits

With Hurricane Ike looming in the Gulf of Mexico threatening to destroy refineries and off-shore oil rigs, gas prices across the nation spiked seemingly overnight last week. According to the website www.alabamagasprices.com, the average cost of regular unleaded gas was $3.60 last week. That same gallon of gas is now (as of Sept. 16) at $4.13 and could go even higher. By comparison, the price one month ago was $3.56 and one year ago was $2.63. Gov. Bob Riley declared a state of emergency, activating an Alabama law that prohibits “unconscionable pricing” of items for sale or rent. Since Friday, Alabama Attorney General Troy King’s office has received more than 2000 complaints about rising gasoline prices with the complaints coming from all over the state. To report a complaint to the attorney general’s office, call the consumer hot line at 1-800-392-5658. – Rob Rice