Energy Pricing Investigation

Witnesses testified about the short- and long-term rise in domestic energy prices and whether price gouging is occurring in consumer… read more

Witnesses testified about the short- and long-term rise in domestic energy prices and whether price gouging is occurring in consumer gasoline or whether the market is controlling prices in response to an abnormal market circumstance. It was noted that gasoline prices have tripled in past two years, with oil prices rising to $70.00 per barrel. Solutions were suggested including energy conservation, more efficient cars, increased inventory, and redundancy of systems in refineries and pipelines

Senator Wyden, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, testified about the need to strengthen consumer protection law in the area of energy pricing, in addition to legislating more authority for the Federal Trade Commission to police energy prices in the instances where anti-trust law does not apply. close

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Program ID:
188975-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 21, 2005 | 2:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Sep 24, 2005 | 2:38am EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Sep 21, 2005 | 2:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 23, 2005 | 10:16am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 23, 2005 | 3:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 23, 2005 | 5:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 24, 2005 | 2:38am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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