Ga. Officials Subpoena Gas Station Records

ATLANTA (AP) - The state has subpoenaed financial records from a handful of gas stations after hundreds of residents called to complain about price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Ike.

Ann Infinger with the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs said the office has asked for sales records from at least nine businesses. Georgia remains among the highest average gas prices in the country after Ike shut down oil refineries along the Texas coast over the weekend.

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was at $4.10 on Thursday, down just 6 cents since Monday's record high. That's the fifth highest average among states, behind Alaska, Hawaii, Illinois and Indiana.

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