Governor Jon Huntsman Announces Two State Agencies to Monitor Gas Prices
Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced today that the Department of Agriculture and Food and the Department of Commerce are actively monitoring and analyzing Utah gas prices. In the most recent AAA gas report, the State's average price for unleaded gasoline was third highest in the nation.
"Gas prices are hitting everyone hard. As the rest of the country is seeing some relief from exorbitant gas prices, gas retailers in Utah have not shown Utahns a commensurate decrease at the pumps here at home," said Governor Huntsman. "We are asking these state agencies to monitor the situation within their enforcement powers to make sure Utahns are not being taken advantage of."
To this end the Department of Food and Agriculture will continue to monitor gas sales through its Weights and Measures program to ensure consumers are receiving the right amount and the Department of Commerce review any complaints of deceptive sales practices.
If suspicious practices are detected, the agencies will refer them to Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.