Gas gouging hurts customers at the pumps
San Diego, California
Introduction: When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, it also destroyed gas refineries and knocked out a substantial portion of Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas production. The industry claims this is the reason for the spike in gas prices across the nation. But in California, ninety percent of the gas comes from inside the state. There are no pipelines from the gulf region. So, legislators passed a law this week to stop gas gouging. Investigators are “blanketing” the city looking for pumps with pumped up prices. Zack Baddorf has more from San Diego.