Texas gas stations agree to repay customers for Hurricane Harvey price gouging

Posted at 7:05 AM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 08:05:15-04

48 Texas gas stations are accused by the Texas attorney general of price gouging during Hurricane Harvey. Those 48 gas stations have agreed to refund customers in the total amount of $166,592.

No gas stations in the Corpus Christi area are accused of price gouging during Harvey and most stations are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 

A state of disaster was declared by Governor Greg Abbott as Harvey was approaching the coast, which activated a provision of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act that makes the inflation of prices illegal. 

"At the outset of Harvey, I made it clear that my office would not tolerate price gouging of Texans by anyone looking to profit from the hurricane," Attorney General Ken Paxton said. "The response to Hurricane Harvey showed the incredible generosity of Texans. These settlements should teach the few who take advantage of their fellow residents to follow the law in the future."

During the disaster, some gas stations charged customers as much as $8.99 per gallon, according to the attorney general’s office. 

Below is a list of gas stations that have agreed to refund customers and the amount of money they owe. Click here to access the claim form for price-gouging restitution.