Business admits to price-gouging, settles with state

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KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – Kentucky fuel retailer and convenience store, Brothers Market, in Knox County, has settled with the state allegations of unfair business practices related to excessive fuel prices following the Colonial Pipeline shutdown.

“Thanks to tips from concerned Kentuckians, we investigated increased fuel prices at Brothers Market and reached a settlement with the business for excessively increasing fuel costs to take advantage of consumers following the Colonial Pipeline shutdown,” said Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who announced the settlement.

Following a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, which created a disruption in the delivery of gasoline, Cameron’s Office of Consumer Protection received 11 complaints of suspected price gouging of gasoline at Brothers Market in Girdler, Ky.

While investigating these complaints, the Knox County retailer admitted to…

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