Crist Calls for Congressional Investigation Into Soaring Gas Prices

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Governor Charlie Crist and 21 other governors are calling for a congressional investigation into soaring gas prices.

The bipartisan group of governors has sent a letter to congressional leaders requesting the investigation as the average price of gas has topped three dollars, twenty cents a gallon nationwide.

Prices at the pump in Florida are averaging three dollars, thirteen cents a gallon.

The governors says they want to know why oil companies are posting record profits without making sure refineries can deliver an adequate supply of gasoline to customers.

Florida Petroleum Council spokesman David Mica says oil companies are investing billions of dollars into their refineries to boost capacity, but heavy demand keeps driving prices upward.

Crist investigated gas prices in Florida when he was attorney general.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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