Saturday, June 21, 2008

We're Not Getting A Full Gallon Of Gas, Consumers Getting Ripped Off

As gas prices gouge everyone at the pump this summer, in time for that short getaway with the kids, a little known issue has trickled out into the public conscientiousness.

We're not getting a full gallon of gas. With warmer temperatures we get warmer gasoline, and the fuel pumps measure the expanded liquid and charge us, even though we didn't actually get the full gallon. We're getting short changed.

Canada has equipped 90 percent of it's station pumps with the technology to take into account the temperature difference. But not here in the U.S., because convenience store owners say it'll cost to much. It's costly us all a lot of money.

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