|Received:||6/24/2008 1:15:07 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Prohibitions On Market Manipulation and False Information in Subtitle B of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007|
Comments:Every state government that has permitted an oil and gas producing refinery to close in their state should be investigated for collusion. The state governments should also be held responsible for being an active and willing participant in the collective efforts of oil and gas producers to purposefully cut their own supply in order to gain increased control over market prices. This is clearly market manipulation from the INSIDE and the state governments who allowed these refineries to be closed WITHOUT so much as an investigation into WHY, should be held responsible also.