The judge in a lawsuit over alleged price-fixing told the companies to hand over their communications with trade groups, which “give the defendants an opportunity to collude.”
The lawsuit asserts that four wholesalers realized more than $100 million in illegal profits by conspiring to keep gas prices artificially high in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties.
Lawsuit accuses R.L. Valle Inc., S.B. Collins Inc., Wesco Inc., and Champlain Oil Co. of conspiring to realize more than $100 million in profits.
A class action lawsuit filed in Burlington claims distributors conspired to keep gasoline prices high in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties.
Officials and area leaders push for answers as to why fuel prices soar in Chittenden County.
Economists painted a generally rosy picture for the coming year, but slow long-term growth, during the 24th Annual Vermont Economic Outlook Conference on Friday.
A week after holding a press event with the Attorney General about the discrepancy in gas prices in Northwestern Vermont and elsewhere in the state, Dean Corren, a candidate for Lt. Governor, is dedicating part of his website home page to the issue.
Skip Vallee’s ad criticizing Bernie Sanders’ wife was poorly written and misdirected, but the man has every right to make himself look silly.
Maplefields owner Skip Vallee has opposed Costco’s plan to offer cheaper gas near one of his station, but now environmentalists say he might be right.
Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell outlined steps lawmakers can take to help lower prices and foster competition.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced a new website to help consumers track gasoline prices in Vermont, where prices in the northwestern part of the state are 30 cents above the national average.
Four distributors own nearly two-thirds of the region’s 185 filling stations. They have a right to profit, Sanders said, but “should not be ripping people off in these tough economic times.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced that the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a field hearing on Monday in Burlington, Vt., to explore gasoline prices in northwestern Vermont.
Sanders says four companies own 58 percent of the gas stations in the Burlington market and hints this might be the reason for the discrepancy in prices.