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News Story
9/24/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Price at the pump - Verdict is a victory for gas retailers Lawsuits shed light on practice, which some say misinforms consumers. Selling “hot fuel” — gasoline that isn’t adjusted for its temperature — does not violate the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, a federal jury in Kansas City, Kan., said Monday. The case, in...
News Story
4/19/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The fight over “hot fuel” has gone on for years, but now there’s welcome news: Three major gasoline retailers have agreed to settle lawsuits accusing them of selling fuel that hasn’t been adjusted for temperature. As Judy Dugan of Consumer Watchdog in California put it, “The wall of resistance is crumbling ....
Video
4/18/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog's Judy Dugan takes on the "hot fuel" ripoff on NBC's Today Show. The pain at the gas pump is palpable. Making it worse:  a summertime gas station secret cheats drivers out of billions of dollars. And chains are fighting against changing the rules.
News Story
4/18/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Three companies with thousands of retail fuel pumps have agreed to settle lawsuits accusing them of shorting consumers with "hot fuel" -- gasoline and diesel sold without adjusting their volume for temperature. Attorneys for retail giant Wal-Mart and its Sam's Club subsidiary, along with Valero Energy Corp. and Casey's General...
News Story
4/27/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
NEW YORK, NY -- Costco last week agreed to settle a lawsuit over the sale of hot gasoline -- gasoline above 60 degrees that expands, but is not accounted for at the pumps, resulting in consumers receiving less gasoline than they pay for. According nonprofit, nonpartisan organization Consumer Watchdog, Costco will be the first U.S. gasoline...
News Story
4/23/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Costco Wholesale Inc. has agreed to install new gasoline pumps at stores in California and 13 other states that will adjust prices when fuel temperatures rise above the industry standard of 60 degrees. The agreement would end Costco's involvement in a lawsuit filed by consumers against oil companies and fuel retailers contending that they have...
News Story
4/23/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
 For the first time in the U.S., a gasoline retailer has plans to fix hot fuel. Costco Warehouse Inc. has agreed to change its fuel pumps in several states so they compensate customers for the lower energy value of hotter-than-average gas and diesel. The sale of hot fuel - above the industry standard of 60 degrees - has been estimated to cost...
News Release
4/23/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Agreement for Costco Gas Stations Would Adjust Fuel for Temperature in Several States   Oil Companies Will be 'Making Fairness Illegal' if They Try to Stop Costco Deal, says Consumer Watchdog   Santa Monica, CA -- Costco has agreed to settle a lawsuit over the sale of “hot gasoline,” becoming the first U.S. gasoline retailer...
News Story
4/21/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Big warehouse discounter Costco has reportedly agreed to put in the equipment needed to ensure you get all the gas you pay for. The advocacy group Consumer Watchdog says an announcement is expected any day now. Consumer advocates have long argued that you get a little less gas when the temperature exceeds 60 degrees because gas expands and...
News Release
3/17/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Gov. Schwarzenegger, Assembly Speaker Bass Asked for Action to Protect Consumer Fairness Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog has filed a state complaint that a conflict of interest affected the outcome of the California Energy Commission’s study on the costs and befits of fixing the “hot fuel” ripoff in the state. The group...