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Nessel warns energy providers against price gouging

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The state Attorney General’s office wants propane users to be on alert for price gouging during this cold snap.

Several years ago, during the last polar vortex, the state Attorney General’s office received hundreds of complaints about energy price gouging.

The office investigated two major propane companies and reached settlements for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Now Attorney General Dana Nessel is putting energy companies on notice.

Kelly Rossman-McKinney is a spokeswoman for Nessel. She says the office will hold price gougers accountable.

“The message really is, we’re counting on you to deliver the product that you committed to, at a price that you committed to.”

The AG’s office says the current statewide average price for propane is about two-dollars per gallon.