It's a pattern. Prices go up, consumers get angry, politicians investigate, nothing changes.
It's standard reasoning. When you have a commodity that's increased dramatically (in price),then it would attract the criminal element.
It's been brutal. We saw an unprecedented increase in the cost of gasoline, pushing past the per gallon level, but we are starting to see prices creeping back down again.
I would not be surprised to see continued price increases at least in the short term. September could be an unpleasant month when it comes to fuel prices.
It would make sense that we'd start to see prices fall now that the storm has had less impact than was feared.
It's a very loaded term. The actual definition is determined by state governments, who define what taking 'unfair advantage' of a crisis is. Attorneys General monitor these situations closely.
Even though the hurricane was a long way away from us, it's still having an impact.
Normally, that happens. There's no normal right now.
With what's going on with the aftermath of the hurricane, I would expect prices to go up rather than down in September.
September will probably be an extremely unpleasant month at the pump. This goes to show that even if you're far away from where the hurricane hit, there's a ripple effect.
Typically, our prices are higher. But the effects of the hurricane were much more extreme in other parts of the country. So as bad as it was here, it was worse there.