US Energy Dept asked to probe gasoline price rise


By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Democratic Rep. Edward Markey wants the Bush administration to investigate rising gasoline prices, which this week hit a record high. The Massachusetts congressman said he asked the Energy Department Friday "for an immediate investigation into the incredibly steep increase" in pump prices that occurred before the Labor Day weekend. Markey, who is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, sent a formal letter on Friday to ...

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