COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine says his office is actively monitoring propane prices and shortages.
He plans to work with neighboring companies to look for possible anti-competitive sales practices.
“We want to assure Ohioans that we will carefully monitor reports of potential price gouging or other unfair business practices related to the extreme cold,” Attorney General Dewine said. “We want all Ohioans to be safe during these frigid days. If you use propane to heat your home, be especially careful.”
About six percent of Ohioans use propane to heat their homes.
We’ve been reporting to you about the limited supply this winter and the price spikes that went along with it.
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has been in contact with propane suppliers and is taking propane complaints from consumers.
In some cases, consumers say their propane suppliers are not filling tanks as quickly as normal or that they are charging higher prices, which some consumers believe to be price gouging.
Consumers who suspect price gouging or other unfair business practices should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office by calling 800-282-0515 or go to AG’s web site.