A gas station in Plymouth got into a little bit of trouble after they tried taking advantage of their customers last month. Well, they did more than try, they succeeded but luckily only for a day.

The BP gas station on 39600 Ann Arbor Road in Plymouth Township charged $1 more than its competitors on May 18. These price gouging lowlifes listed their regular unleaded gas for $3.899 per gallon and premium for $4.899, which was about $1 more than their nearby competitors.

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According to MLive, Owner PGH Associates, LLC, has agreed to pay the $2,000 fine that will reimburse customers and the state with $1,700 available for reimbursements to customers who can prove they purchased gas there on May 18. That seems like a small fine if you ask me. I'm sure they made way more than that off their unknowing customers that day.

Attorney General, Dana Nessel:

I am encouraged by this outcome, which offers an opportunity for consumers to be made whole. Our consumer protection team will continue to seek action against entities that take advantage of customers.

Yes, you can say it's the customer's fault for paying that kind of money for gas but if they're like me, they just drive up to the pump and get their gas. I never pay attention to gas prices because I know I need gas regardless of the price. I guess I just put too much faith into the system because I don't expect someone to price gouge like that. Shame on me, right?

Customers have until Sept. 15 to file a claim either online through the Department’s form or by calling 877-765-8388.

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To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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