Regulating Gas Temperatures to Save

1 decade 4 years 2 weeks ago Wednesday, August 30 2006 Aug 30, 2006 Wednesday, August 30, 2006 4:14:54 PM CDT August 30, 2006 in News

Petroleum officials don't buy the claim.

"We havn't seen any evidence indicating that this is something that would actually benefit the consumer," said Ronals Leone, Missouri Petroleum Marketers.

And one consumer doesn't see how it will cost less for gas.

"It's still gonna keep fuel prices about the same," said Jason Munoz, driver.

Leone claims that pump prices might even go up because of the costs of installation of the new sensors.

"If we're mandated by the government to put on new equipment because of this issue, the costs will be passed on to the consumer as always," Leone said.

Officials say a sensor inside the pump isn't going to make any difference because most fuel tanks are underground.

"The temperature is moderated just by virtue of it being buried," Leone said.

According to the Department of Agriculture's Division of Weights and Measures already regulates gas and seeks to ensure consumers are getting the amount of fuel they paid for.

"If a consumer is buying five gallons of fuel, by god, they're getting five gallons of fuel," some official said.

Hawaii is the only us state to use temperature sensors on gas pumps.

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