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An advocate for Connecticut petroleum businesses says gas stations have little control over gas prices

A motorist pumps gasoline at a Mobil gas station in West Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 25, 2022.
Damian Dovarganes
A motorist pumps gasoline at a Mobil gas station in West Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 25, 2022.

With gas prices rising to record levels recently, the first people to hear complaints from the public are often the owners or operators of gas stations.

To talk about what they can and can’t control regarding prices, Chris Herb, president of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, joined “All Things Considered.”

He discussed how much control stations have over the prices they charge, why he thinks the current high gas prices could uncharacteristically affect consumer demand this time and how high he thinks prices could go.

John Henry Smith is Connecticut Public’s host of All Things Considered, its flagship afternoon news program. He's proud to be a part of the team that won a regional Emmy Award for The Vote: A Connecticut Conversation. In his 21st year as a professional broadcaster, he’s covered both news and sports.

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