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For Immediate Release
September 2, 2005
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

ATTORNEY GENERAL CURRAN PARTICIPATING IN MULTI-STATE INQUIRY INTO SUDDEN SURGE OF GASOLINE PRICES


Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that along with Attorneys General throughout the country, his office will be conducting a comprehensive inquiry into the rising price for fuel following Hurricane Katrina.

“Like my fellow Marylanders, I am wondering why gasoline that was already bought and paid for by stations here has suddenly skyrocketed in price,” Curran said. “We have many questions, and we want clear and understandable answers about why gas prices have risen so rapidly and dramatically. We want to make sure the oil companies are not taking advantage of Hurricane Katrina to take money out of the pockets of consumers.”

“This a national problem, and this is going to be a multi-state inquiry,” Curran said. “Working together, the Attorneys General can bring our collective powers to bear on this situation that is hurting all of us.”

“The oil companies owe an explanation to the people of Maryland. We are going to ensure we receive some explanation,” Curran said. “If Maryland law has been violated, we will take action.”


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