Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Schipske Calls on City Attorney to Protect Residents from High Prices at Gasoline Pumps; Says Parkin Should Ask State Attorney General for Investigation

 

Schipske Calls on City Attorney to Protect Residents from High Prices at Gasoline Pumps; Says Parkin Should Ask State Attorney General for Investigation

Gerrie Schipske, candidate for City Attorney today called on the Long Beach City Attorney to contact the State Attorney General Bonta and ask for an investigation into the recent sudden high increases in the cost of gasoline at the pumps. “The residents of Long Beach are trying to return to work which means they need to fill up their tanks for their commutes. The recent increase at the pump is making it difficult for the average person to survive financially,” says Schipske.

Schipske says that she agrees with the group called “Public Watchdogs” that monitors gasoline prices. “They have come to the conclusion that California is paying tomorrow’s prices for oil that was purchased yesterday,” says Schipske.

Schipske is concerned that a year ago, gasoline was $3.86 a gallon. Today, it is $5.75 a gallon. Los Angeles County has 6 major refineries, so production is not a factor.

“In 2020, the former Attorney General California Attorney General sued two oil companies, charging they manipulated prices at the gas pump,” reminds Schipske. “We need to make sure this is not happening again.”

Schipske believes the Office of Long Beach City Attorney needs to take affirmative action to protect the City of Long Beach and those who live and work here.

Gerrie Schipske is an experience administrative/regulatory law attorney who is challenging the hand-picked successor to the retiring City Attorney. 

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