The Texas Attorney General's office said earlier this week they've received over 500 calls concerning price-gouging with gasoline and other essential products. Many areas affected by Hurricane Harvey are seeing prices skyrocket.
Mark Elliott, president of the nonprofit research firm Mobility, tweeted a receipt from a Chevron gas station in Encinal, Texas.
Business Insider called this Chevron gas station. Employee April Garcia said she could not comment on Mr. Elliot's gas prices because she wasn't working at the time. No owners or managers were available for clarification.
The effects of Hurricane Harvey are widespread.
That is so wrong! I surly hope they all get reported.— Tangys Bestie (@tangysbestie) September 1, 2017
It's sick and twisted behavior! Why do they need to raise gas prices also? Why can't they sacrifice a little profit for this tragedy?— phoenixfyre (@phoenixfyre1123) September 1, 2017
Just had a guy try to fight me for filling my car all the way up at a gas station....sorry?¿— Austin Adam (@AustinAdam2) August 31, 2017
Texas law protects consumers from fraud in Dallas and other parts of Texas outside of the governor’s declared disaster areas. If Dallas consumers are victims of fraud by gas stations, we urge them to contact our agency’s consumer protection hotline so that we can investigate and take appropriate action.