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Station Being Sued for Lowering Gasoline Prices

A motorist holds a fuel pump at a gas station in a 2006 file photo. U.S. consumer confidence declined more than expected in April on rising gasoline prices while inflation expectations rose to their highest since August 2006, a survey showed on Tuesday. (Luke MacGregor/Reuters)What!! This is outrageous! Gasoline is heading rapidly toward $4.00 here in the West. Relief, we need relief.

MERRILL, Wis. – A service station that offered discounted gas to senior citizens and people supporting youth sports has been ordered by the state to raise its prices.

Center City BP owner Raj Bhandari has been offering senior citizens a 2 cent per gallon price break and discount cards that let sports boosters pay 3 cents less per gallon.

But the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says those deals violate Wisconsin’s Unfair Sales Act, which requires stations to sell gas for about 9.2 percent more than the wholesale price.

Bhandari said he received a letter from the state auditor last month saying the state would sue him if he did not raise his prices. The state could penalize him for each discounted gallon he sold, with the fine determined by a judge.

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By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

6 replies on “Station Being Sued for Lowering Gasoline Prices”

Hi, Linda. How exciting you are off to another missionary trip. I know you will post all the details on your site. We’ll surely follow your adventures.

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The gasoline deal is scandalous!

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Yeah. I know of what this article speaks. Two of our grocery store chains here in Colorado used to offer a 3 cent break/gallon to those who have those little cards. They were ordered to stop doing it as it was somehow unfair to those who didn’t have the little cards. As though those without couldn’t go through the trouble to get one. Ah well, what to do? I am lucky. I leave for two months in a few weeks to lead a team of teen missionaries to Sicily, so I won’t have to deal with the rising gas prices and all the ire which surrounds the whole issue…at least for awhile, anyway! 🙂

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