Gas prices in Colorado are expected to continue to climb, with a new report showing the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded in the state is now $2.13.
But a new lawsuit filed in Colorado’s U.S. District Court has brought attention to the real cost of gas in the Colorado metropolitan area, as the average cost of gasoline is now more than $3.
Gas prices are soaring as the U.N. climate change summit in Paris and other events bring the world closer together.
The International Energy Agency reported this week that global oil prices are now about $55 per barrel higher than they were at the end of last year.
In the past few weeks, global oil price rose more than 50% from June 1, when the U,S.
and China reached a deal on a new climate agreement.
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Gasparo, Inc. in U.D.C., claims that the gas station, located at the corner of 11th and S streets NW, is an obvious and “significant” source of carbon dioxide pollution.
Gasparos owners carbon dioxide emissions are “far above” what it costs to run a business, the lawsuit states.
Gasparo is also seeking more than double the $10.2 million in damages it’s seeking from the owner, including $1.6 million in unpaid taxes.