AG’s Office Watching For Propane Price Gouging

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is putting propane dealers on notice regarding potential price gouging due to the extreme cold. She is asking propane customers to report any sharp increases in price during the state of emergency that’s been declared by the governor. Nessel says anyone who takes advantage of customers “will be held accountable,” adding “a state of emergency does not make it open season on Michigan’s most vulnerable residents.” Roughly 320,000 in the state use propane as their primary heating fuel. Prices are not regulated, but Nessel says the state actively monitors the market to catch irregularities that could result in supply or price disruptions.