Maryland lawmaker introduces ‘Gas Price Gouging Act’ to increase transparency at gas stations

February 9, 2023

CBS News Baltimore

BALTIMORE – A Maryland Senator is lobbying to pass a bill that will increase transparency when it comes to gas prices, and making gas stations clearly display both cash and credit.

The Maryland Senate held a hearing Thursday on a bill that will make gas station price signs a little bit easier to understand.

Maryland Senator Cheryl Kagan is sponsoring the Gas Price Gouging Act which would require gas stations to post the price of gas when purchased with a credit card.

The Senator said this bill will limit what she calls “bait and switch” and price gouging.

“It’s important for motorist to see both prices of cash and credit so that they know what they are paying before they get into the station,” said GasBuddy’s Patrick De Haan.