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Owner Of 88 Connecticut Gas Stations Sued Over Prices

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(File: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images News)

(File: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images News)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A company that acquired 88 gas stations in Connecticut from Exxon Mobil Corp. earlier this year is being sued on allegations it forced station operators to pay 17 cents to 22 cents more per gallon of gas when it took over and has played a major role in the state’s high gas prices.

Eleven plaintiffs who operate 16 gas stations in the state filed an unfair trade practices lawsuit against Waltham, Mass.-based Alliance Energy LLC and Irving,Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp. on Thursday in Hartford Superior Court.

Alliance Energy supplies gasoline and diesel to hundreds of stations in the Northeast. Richard Slifka, whose family owns about 90 percent of Alliance, said the lawsuit is without merit.

According to AAA, Connecticut has the fourth highest gas prices in the country.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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