Attorney General Weighs in on Gas Price Spike

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is asking Arkansas consumers to e-mail or text any evidence of price gouging at gas pumps because of Hurricane Ike.

McDaniel said Friday his office has fielded a number of calls complaining about hikes in gas prices because of the hurricane bearing down on the Texas coast. He said his office will look into the claims.

An investigator with his office will have a cell phone over the weekend to receive any pictures documenting unfair price hikes.

McDaniel asked consumers to e-mail pictures to or text-message them to 501-539-0969.

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