MS: AG Gets Lots Of Gouging Complaints

The attorney general’s office says it has received more than 500 complaints of alleged gasoline price gouging since last week.

Meanwhile, Joe McCaskill, owner of Mac’s Gas in Jackson, says he didn’t gouge anybody when he posted a price of $5.17 a gallon last Friday.

McCaskill says he paid $4.77 a gallon for 8,000 gallons from a fuel distributor. With tax and freight costs added, McCaskill claims he was selling his gasoline at cost.

McCaskill says corporate gas stations like Shell, Exxon and others receive better deals from their distributors.

On Monday, McCaskill was charging $3.67 a gallon.

The attorney general’s office says investigators are looking into every complaint. No citations have been issued.

Think what the price would have been if the Hurricane had come this way.

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