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Gas Price Hikes Investigated

August 31, 2005
By: Jonathan Levin
State Capital Bureau

Missouri's Attorney General announced he has launched an investigation into potential gasoline price gauging in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. With more from the Capital, here's Jonathan Levin.

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Missourians has faced gas price increases 25-cents or higer per gallong just overnight.

Attorney General Jay Nixon says an investigation into the wholesale and retail prices of gas will help safeguard Missouri drivers from greedy gas station owners.

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Contents: Nixon says he wants Missourians to find out how much service stations actually have paid for gasoline

Nixon said his office has reports of gasoline prices in excess of three-bucks per gallon.

Nixon's investigation had been requested by Missouri's governor.