State creates new website on gas prices and skimmer scams

As the Michiganders prepare for the holiday season, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell and Attorney General Dana Nessel highlighting consumer protection resources to help protect the Michiganders’ wallets, including a new one-stop gasoline pump website. The new website is

“As gasoline prices fluctuate both here and across the country, it’s important that travelers and residents can easily find information on how to report issues, including price gouging or skimmers. credit cards, ”said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “MDARD’s new website brings all the relevant information together in one place and ensures the Michiganders save money on the road. Michigan residents know gas stations shouldn’t have drastically different prices, whether they’re across the street or down the street. We will continue to put Michiganders first and find ways to lower costs for families by allowing customers to report concerns and deal with price increases head-on. “

Michigan has a high compliance rate with more than 95 percent of stations selling the correct quality and quantity of gasoline, in part thanks to the work of MDARD weights and measures inspectors and fuel quality personnel.

“One of MDARD’s primary goals is to ensure that consumers get both the quality and quantity of the gas they buy, and we value stations that continue to put customers first,” said MDARD Director Gary McDowell. “Our laboratory division’s weights and measures program regulates the sale of fuel and prevents economic damage by finding credit card skimmers and making sure the pumps are accurate. MDARD employees are committed to ensuring that Michiganders are protected, especially during vacations. “

Attorney General Nessel has aconsumer alert that highlights how the Ministry of the Attorney General is monitoring the pump and can take action if warranted.

“While it is common for prices to fluctuate at the pump, my office is ready to investigate any complaints of potential price hikes or other unfair practices,” saidAttorney General Dana Nessel. “I encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with my Consumer Alert for additional information about our role for consumers. “

As an example of the efforts of the Ministry of the Attorney General, a BP petrol station on Ann Arbor Road in Plymouth wasordered to cease and desist from engaging in illegal business practices in May.

If you have any information regarding potentially unfair gasoline pricing practices, pleasefile a complaint about an increase in the price of gasoline onlineor call the attorney general’s office at 877-765-8388.

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