North Texas gas stations accused of price gouging agree to refund customers

The Texas Attorney General announced a settlement with 11 North Texas gas stations accused of price gouging after Hurricane Harvey.

Most of the locations are in Tarrant and Johnson counties.

The AG’s Office says the owners agreed to reimburse eligible customers who paid $3.99 per gallon or more for regular gas during the first week of September 2017.

Investigators received thousands of complaints statewide about price gouging after Harvey shut down gas distribution along the Gulf Coast.

“My office is sending a powerful message that taking advantage of Texans during a declared disaster such as Hurricane Harvey is against the law and we will always do everything in our power to hold violators accountable,” Attorney General Paxton said. “This latest settlement ensures that aggrieved consumers are repaid if they were victims of price gouging at the pumps.”

Gas stations in the settlement:

  • Lucky Mart, 3841 Cummings Drive, Alvarado, TX 76009
  • Happy Hill, 8101 East FM 917, Alvarado, TX 76009
  • BigWilly’s #9, 4500 South Bowen Road, Arlington, TX 76017
  • BigWilly’s #11, 216 NW Renfro Street, Burleson, TX 76028
  • Big Willy’s #17, 710 South Main Street, Cleburne, TX 76033
  • BigWilly’s #6, 420 S. Broadway Street, Joshua, TX 76058
  • BigWilly’s #12, 500 North Broadway Street, Joshua, TX 76058
  • Big Willy’s #10, 6051 Lake Worth Blvd., Lake Worth, TX 76135
  • Big Willy’s #8, 1595 E. Broad Street, Mansfield, TX 76063
  • Big Willy’s #18, 1703 East Hubbard Street, Mineral Wells, TX 76067
  • Big Willy’s #15, 707 East Jefferson Avenue, Whitney, TX 76692

The settlement does not mean the gas stations admit to wrongdoing.

Anyone who believes they may be owed money needs to fill out a claim form by January 31 at the following website: https://www2.texasattorneygeneral.gov/files/epress/files/2018/BWclaimform.pdf

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