the republic logo

Indiana reaches propane overcharging settlement with northern Indiana propane supplier

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has reached a settlement with a northwestern Indiana propane supplier that overcharged customers during last winter's propane shortage.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller (ZEHL'-ur) said Wednesday that Ashland Propane Demotte LLC has agreed to provide the affected customers with either a credit to their account or a refund.

Those customers will receive nearly $20,000 in restitution as part of the settlement with the Jasper County company.

Zoeller says Ashland Propane entered into contracts last fall with 93 Indiana residents for propane at a set price of about $1.49 per gallon, but as propane prices soared in January, the company told those customers it would not honor those locked-in prices.

Zoeller says some of the customers were charged up to $4.79 per gallon, or more than three times the agreed-on price.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Subjects:

Places:

 

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.