WV Senate Democrats ask AG Morrisey to investigate high gas prices

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Gasoline prices are displayed at a station in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. OPEC and allied oil-producing countries meet Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, under the shadow of a surprise new COVID-19 threat, with uncertainty over the omicron variant’s future impact on the global economic recovery hanging over their decision on how much oil to pump to a world that is paying more for gasoline. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVNS) — Members of the West Virginia Senate sent a letter to Attorney General Patrick Morrisey concerning gasoline prices across the state.

On Wednesday, Dec. 15, 10 senate members wrote a letter asking for answers to why crude oil prices are low but gasoline prices are still high. Minority Leader Stephen Baldwin commented on the letter below:

“We just want answers. Since the Attorney General has a consumer protection division, we are asking him to use it to find out what’s going on,” Senator Baldwin said.

In 2008. crude oil reached a high of $145 per barrel when the average gasoline was around $3.27 per gallon. In 2011, crude oil reached a high off $113 per barrel when the average gasoline was around $3.53 per gallon. This year, crude oil was $67 per barrel while gasoline was around $3.29.

Something doesn’t add up.

Letter sent to Morrisey by Senate Democrats on Dec. 15, 2021

Read the full letter below:

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