LANSING – As the Michiganders prepare for the holiday season, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell and Attorney General Dana Nessel in highlighting resources Consumer Protection Policy to help protect residents’ wallets, including a new one-stop gas website. prices. The new website is www.michigan.gov/gasinfo.
“As gasoline prices fluctuate both here and across the country, it’s important that travelers and residents can easily find information on how to report issues, including price hikes or skimmers. credit card “, Whitmer said in a statement. “MDARD’s new website brings all the relevant information together in one place and ensures the Michiganders save money on the road. Michigan residents know gas stations shouldn’t have drastically different prices, whether they’re across the street or down the street. We will continue to put Michiganders first and find ways to keep costs down for families by allowing customers to report concerns and deal with price increases head-on. “
Michigan has a high compliance rate, with over 95% of stations selling the right quality and quantity of gas, “Thanks in part to the work of MDARD’s weights and measures inspectors and fuel quality staff,” officials said in a press release.
“One of MDARD’s primary goals is to ensure that consumers get both the quality and quantity of the gas they buy, and we value stations that continue to put customers first. McDowell said in the statement. “Our laboratory division’s weights and measures program regulates the sale of fuel and prevents economic damage by finding credit card skimmers and making sure the pumps are accurate. MDARD employees are committed to ensuring that Michiganders are protected, especially during vacations. “
Nessel posted a consumer alert at www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-359-81903_20942-141800–,00.html which outlines how the Ministry of the Attorney General monitors pumps and can take action if necessary .
“While it is common for prices to fluctuate at the pump, my office is ready to investigate any complaints of potential price hikes or other unfair practices.” Nessel said in the statement. “I encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with my Consumer Alert for additional information about our role for consumers. “
As an example of the Ministry of the Attorney General’s efforts, a BP gas station on Ann Arbor Road in Plymouth was ordered to cease and desist from engaging in illegal business practices in May.
If you have information about potentially unfair gasoline pricing practices, file a gasoline price hike complaint online or call the Attorney General’s office at 877-765-8388.