Think you are being ripped off at the gas pump?
One California lawmaker wants to give the public a place to contact with complaints of price manipulation or other shenanigans.
Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) has proposed creation of an Office of Fuel Price Investigation and Manipulation Prevention at the California Energy Commission.
Leno said the new office would develop anti-fuel price manipulation standards, investigate potential incidents of illegal activity and recommend ways to reduce the volatility of gas prices in California, which last year saw some stations charge $5 per gallon.
“For too long, Golden State drivers have been at the mercy of a few major oil companies that control the state’s transportation fuel market,” Leno said. “We clearly need a process by which we can protect consumers against fuel price volatility and investigate potential cases of price manipulation.”