Whether it is nobler in mind to suffer the slings and arrow of outragous energy fortunes, or to establish regulations against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them.

Regulated States/ June07 ——Deregulated States/ June 07

  • Alabama 9.49————————— Alaska 15.26
  • Colorado 9.65————————— Arizona 9.93
  • Florida 11.13 ————————–Arkansas 8.62
  • Georga 9.63————————– California 14.59
  • Idaho 6.96————————- Connecticut 19.43
  • Indiana 8.25 ————————- Delaware 13.73
  • Iowa 9.95 ——————————-Hawaii 23.54
  • Kansas 9.09 —————————–Illinois 11.05
  • Kentucky 7.45 ————————Maryland 13.60
  • Louisiana 9.57 ——————- Massachusetts 16.49
  • Minnesota 9.72 —————————Maine 15.10
  • Mississippi 9.61 ———————– Michigan 10.76
  • Missouri 8.90 —————————Montana 9.39
  • Nebraska 8.64 ————————– Nevada 11.54
  • North Carolina 9.22 ———— New Hampshire 14.96
  • North Dakota 8.37 ——————-New Jersey 15.87
  • South Carolina 9.28 ——————New Mexico 9.33
  • South Dakota 8.70 ———————New York 18.12
  • Tennessee 7.85 —————————–Ohio 10.36
  • Utah 8.65 ——————————Oklahoma 8.71
  • Vermont 14.56 —————————-Oregon 8.33
  • Washington 7.34 ——————- Pennsylvania 11.69
  • West Virginia 6.64 —————–Rhode Island 14.27
  • Wisconsin 11.07 —————————Texas 12.74
  • Wyoming 8.19 —————————-Virginia 9.28

So for a reference here is a handy dandy little chart which cross references the latest prices from June 07 with those states who are or are not regulated……..

I guess whereas regulations may not have a lot of impact on the low end, they do seem to constrain excessive pricing on the high end……..  In other words they do tend to damper price gouging…….