Advocates For Consumer Rights

Governor Cayetano on The Gas Cap

November 30, 2003
HONOLULU ADVERTISER
Taking On The Oil Oligopoly
By Ben Cayetano
For decades now, Hawaii’s drivers have paid the nation’s highest gasoline prices, at times paying as much as 60 cents per gallon more than the average Mainland price. The negative impact of these high prices on the cost of goods and services in Hawai’i cannot be overstated. MORE

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Sunday, March 26, 2006
HONOLULU ADVERTISER
SPECIAL COMMENTARY
Numbers show gas cap works
By Ben Cayetano

Less than two months ago, state House Majority Leader Marcus Oshiro issued a press release stating that the gasoline price-cap law had saved consumers $33 million.

Since its September implementation, House Energy Committee chairwoman Hermina Morita publicly stated the gas cap was succeeding. Last week, these two hard-working, honest and respected Democrats were made to look like liars by the House’s sudden about face.

These two are victims of “finger in the wind” politics – a trademark of the House under Speaker Calvin Say’s leadership. MORE

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September 11, 2005
HONOLULU ADVERTISER
Without gas-price cap, sky would be the limit
By Ben Cayetano

A major disinformation public-relations campaign is being conducted by some gas cap opponents: The goal is to convince the public that Hawai’i’s gas cap law is responsible for Hawai’i’s rising gas prices. MORE

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