Attorney General Investigating AmeriGas for Propane Price Gouging

By: Brian Johnson Email
By: Brian Johnson Email

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announces a second round of civil subpoenas investigating AmeriGas for excessively high propane prices and questionable business practices.

The Attorney General's office has received 44 individual complaints against Amerigas, including residents from DeWitt, Laingsburg and Howell.

The evidence from the complaints suggests the state's average propane price went as high as $3.76 in early February, with some customers paying as much as almost $7.00 per gallon.

In the complaint, David M. of Howell, was charged $4.99 per gallon, for a delivery on December 16, 2013. This, after he was quoted a price half that high.

Also in the complaint, On January 24, 2014, Shirley F, of Laingsburg filled two tanks--one for her house, and another for her pole barn. The price to fill the pole barn tank, was billed $1.05 more per gallon to fill than the home's tank, both were filled on the exact same day.

AmeriGas is the nation's largest residential supplier of propane.

Coming up on WILX News Ten at 5p.m. we'll find out what AmeriGas has to say, and speak with someone from the Attorney General's office about the investigation.


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