While California lawmakers call for an investigation into a mystery gas surcharge, a taxpayers advocate is criticizing their concern. Jon Coupal with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association says it’s funny that many of the lawmakers calling for the attorney general to investigate gas prices are the same people who supported the California gas tax:
A U.C. Berkeley study found that somewhere between the refinery and the pump, a mystery surcharge of anywhere between 20 and 40 cents is added to the final price. The report says it’s cost Californians anywhere from three to four-billion dollars a year.