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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:49 pm    Post subject:  Phantom Gas Reply with quote

Just got done watching the news, gas stations are lieing on how much you get.
say you put $20 in, well you are actually getting less........................ They are calling it phantom gas and its been going on for more then 2 years and gas stations have no plan on changing this! CURSE
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

you know, i always thought they could get you that way. I just assumed there was some regulation of it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

This is just NDP drivel, hoping to increase their popularity like any political party does from time to time.

They are simply stating that they estimate Canadians are paying up to 20 million dollars extra due to faulty pumps. They haven't presented any evidence of these faulty pumps in any form (that I could find).

Surely some pumps out there are faulty, and there should be someone independently checking the accuracy of the measurement equipment - as should be done for anyone selling products by weight or volume.

Do you truly think that the measurement devices on gas pumps only fail in one way - resulting in them overcharging us for fuel? What about a failure in the devices that results in lower fuel volumes being recorded than what it actually being dispensed? Impossible?

I figure that gas station operators would want to keep an eye on receipted volumes sold in comparison to what they are buying from shipment trucks (what is going in vs. what is going out)... if the two are not copacetic, it is going to prove difficult to balance things at the bottom line.


If each station were to be audited where they had to provide their receipts for fuel purchased by the station, and then provide receipts for the fuel sold to the public, the numbers ought to match or the station operator will have serious explaining to do.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

All i know was it was my 6 pm news main news for the day. pumps are old and faulty but why fix it when your making money off it?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I don't know about Canada but I believe pumps are checked down here from time to time for that type of thing.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:24 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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All i know was it was my 6 pm news main news for the day. pumps are old and faulty but why fix it when your making money off it?


I hate to break it to you, but the lead story on the news is often sensationalistic BS designed to drive up the ratings. It's part of the reason I don't bother watching the local news.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Here in hick country we fill up little red tanks a lot so we know we gettin' ours. : )

As some have said, probably just sensationalist bs.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:17 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Was it talking about the fact that they volume correct to 15 degrees celcius?
it means you get less volume of gas when it's really cold, but that gas is denser so you're actually getting the same amount. Probably wasn't talking about that though.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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All i know was it was my 6 pm news main news for the day. pumps are old and faulty but why fix it when your making money off it?


I hate to break it to you, but the lead story on the news is often sensationalistic BS designed to drive up the ratings. It's part of the reason I don't bother watching the local news.


Ya im not much for watching the news at all lols... but i was on the computer and the news came and and started blabbin and it caught my eye lol.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:20 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Not likely worth getting upset about. I doubt there is much truth to it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:41 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Not likely worth getting upset about. I doubt there is much truth to it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

In the US, regulations for accuracy are handled by a weights and measure inspector, but those are always administered at the state level or below. NJ for example is handled at the county level. There are no federal standards for pump accuracy AFAIK.

Ex: http://www.nj.com/warrenreport.....mp_ac.html

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:38 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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grimsin wrote:
All i know was it was my 6 pm news main news for the day. pumps are old and faulty but why fix it when your making money off it?


I hate to break it to you, but the lead story on the news is often sensationalistic BS designed to drive up the ratings. It's part of the reason I don't bother watching the local news.


I have to agree. it's all about the ratings these days.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:42 pm    Post subject:  phantom gas. Reply with quote

Next time your at the pump look for a square sticker, about 2 inches, from the weights and measure people. It will be 'punched' for the last time inspected. Have to test every two years i believe. Cool

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