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News Story
8/6/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
According to a news release by a California nonprofit organization called Consumer Watchdog, the idea that motorists should fill their tanks in the morning, when gasoline in storage tanks in the ground is coolest, is a myth. "Many financial advice columns, presenting tips on saving gas, suggest filling up early in the cool of the morning,...
News Story
7/17/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
When summer temperatures rise in Orange County, you pay more at the pump for your gas, according to the California Energy Commission. Gas flows out of the typical pump in Orange County at 75 degrees in July and 80 degrees in August and September, a survey for the Energy Commission reports. But the pumps measure the fuel at 60 degrees, which means...
News Story
6/9/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at the Shell Station at the Shell Station at the corner of Calhoun and Meeting streets cost $3.969 Monday. The warm gas found in Southern states can help drive up prices at the pump. Thanks to rules set up decades ago by the petroleum industry, you’re probably not getting your money’s worth when...
News Story
5/26/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
"Consumers are paying through the nose for petrol today, and they're really angry," said Public Citizen president Joan Claybrook, who last week urged consumers to back proposed federal legislation that would require petrol pumps to take account of fuel's tendency to expand in warm temperatures. Because of the so-called hot-fuel...
News Story
5/23/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Four dollars and rising. Soaring oil prices have pushed the average price of premium gasoline in the Kansas City area past $4 a gallon for the first time. Other fuel grades, including regular, appear poised to follow. Premium fuel stood at $4 or slightly more Thursday on both the Missouri and Kansas sides of the metropolitan area, according to AAA...
News Story
5/23/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
A survey shows that Californians could be overpaying as much as $3.4 million a day as heat makes gas expand. Soaring gasoline prices are bad enough. But this summer, California's higher temperatures could add an additional 8-cent-a-gallon wallop because pumping warmer fuel gives motorists less energy per fill-up. "Consumers are paying through...
News Story
5/22/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
NEW YORK, NY -- As if paying $4 a gallon isn't bad enough, U.S. drivers will soon face another gasoline price burden as the summer heat dilutes the amount of driving power delivered per gallon, industry watchdogs said on Thursday.   Drivers in most parts of the U.S. will likely get less energy than they pay for because fuel pumps at gas...
News Release
5/22/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Groups Criticize Oil Industry Resistance to Fixing Hidden Charge at Pump That Costs U.S. Drivers Close to $3 Billion Yearly Washington, D.C. -- As Memorial Day kicks off the summer driving season and gas prices scrape and sometimes exceed $4 per gallon, U.S. auto and truck drivers are paying $3 billion a year in hidden charges at the pump...
News Story
4/27/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Suit Wants Oil Companies to Treat Consumers Fairly Florida drivers pay among the nation's highest gas prices because of high taxes and the state's lack of refineries and pipelines. Now consumer advocates are taking legal action on another issue they say has Florida and other warmer states paying more to power their vehicles: hot fuel. When...
News Release
3/17/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
California's Record Pump Price is $3.634, Usual Leader Hawaii Drops to $3.62 -- Group Praises Hawaii Effort to Expose Profits Santa Monica, CA -- In a reversal of the usual gasoline price pattern, the isolated market of Hawaii now has cheaper gasoline than California, said the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights. In addition, Hawaii's...