Gas Gouging

State Representative Phil Young (D)
120th Connecticut House District

Dear Neighbor,

Connecticut and the nation have seen gas prices increase at an alarming rate    during this time of global unrest and the effect of market volatility on commodity prices.

Price Gouging

While price fluctuations are expected, there are some unscrupulous businesses that exploit these conditions to gouge consumers at the pump.

The practice of charging unconscionably high prices immediately before market disruptions that cannot be attributed to additional costs is illegal in our state.

If you believe a business is engaging in price gouging, you may file a report with the Office of the Attorney General online

https://www.dir.ct.gov/ag/complaint/ or call 860-808-5318.

Utility Regulation

Part of our efforts to keep our constituents informed on issues relating to the utility companies is passing along notices where public participation is encouraged.

As a result of Section 1 of Public Act 20-5, the Take Back Our Grid Act, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) will be having an open proceeding to investigate, develop, and adopt a framework for implementing performance-based regulations for the electric distribution companies in Connecticut – Eversource and United Illuminating.

A virtual Public Listening Session will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 6:30 P.M.  and the public and non-traditional stakeholders are encouraged to participate and offer comments.

If you are not able to attend the virtual forum, but are interested in submitting written comments, please send them to PURA.ExecutiveSecretary@ct.gov referencing Docket No. 21-05-15 in the subject  line.

To register on-line go to:

https://ctdeep.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqduuoqTstGtzjeR2QRJtJ8hA53vch45Hf?utm

Sincerely
Phil Young

As always, please reach out to my office if you have questions or need assistance.

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