LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - Governor Mike Beebe has declared a state of emergency in Arkansas because of gasoline-supply interruptions in relation to Hurricane Ike.
Some pipelines that route gasoline to fuel wholesalers and gas stations in Arkansas have been shut down until Ike is no longer a threat to the Gulf Coast. As a result, some temporary increases in gas prices are expected during the next few days. However, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has vowed to go after anyone who tries to profit illicitly from the situation through price gouging. A statement from Beebe's office states that he fully supports McDaniel's efforts, and made this declaration to help the AG's Office pursue anyone who participates in gouging of any sort.