The SC Attorney General issued similar statements, but commented "There is no hard evidence that price gouging is occurring, just complaints". More or less the SC authorities aren't doing anything.
An interesting summary in my local paper:
- AAA State average (before) $3.63
- Highest Friday morning $4.70
- Highest Friday evening $5.50 (station lowered to $4.80 after several media inquires)
And there are stations today, Saturday, selling for $3.59. I am not sure what else the AG needs for proof of price gouging.
Guess it could be worse...
From this ABC link