Legality of Rising Gas Prices

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

Wisconsin's Department of Consumer Protection is investigating dozens of complaints over gas prices.

Inspectors are monitoring prices at the pump to make sure stations are not breaking the law.

On NBC 15 News at Five we spoke with Glen Loyd from Wisconsin's Department of Consumer Protection. He says it is illegal for stations to raise their price more than once in a 24 hour time frame. In addition consumers should pay the amount charged when they drive into the station, meaning that stations can't raise the price while you wait.

If you have a violation to report you can contact the Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800 422-7128.

AAA says the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Wisconsin on Wednesday afternoon was $2.71. And according to the web site" the highest recorded price in the Madison area is $3.25 a gallon.

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