State checking the accuracy of gas pumps

State checking the accuracy of gas pumps

There are 20 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from May 22, 2008, titled State checking the accuracy of gas pumps. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

"It will probably be at least $300 for this weekend in gas," said Tiano as she filled up her motor home.

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jtphantom

Bangor, MI

#1 May 22, 2008
I have stopped at several gas stations that do not stop when you let go of the handle. We should be surprised?
Carmen

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 May 22, 2008
The Shell gas Station on U.S 12 in White Pigeon, MI 49099.. Is Not accurate. I can't call the Hot-Line because my phone is being dumb. The number is 1-877-765-8388
tman

Little Rock, AR

#3 May 22, 2008
The number is 1-800-MDA-Fuel
Gas Gouging

Redwood City, CA

#4 May 22, 2008
Just look around - it is everywhere!
frank

Traverse City, MI

#5 May 22, 2008
I don't understand when gas is 10-25 cents more within a ten miles range (rural area). Isn't this price gouging? A lot of "grand standing" on Capital Hill these days.
Mike

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 May 22, 2008
frank wrote:
I don't understand when gas is 10-25 cents more within a ten miles range (rural area). Isn't this price gouging? A lot of "grand standing" on Capital Hill these days.
If i remember correctly the %@#$ing gas stations are allowed to base their price on the average income of families around them. I could be wrong on that but i remember reading that somewhere years ago.
Just Me

Greenville, MI

#7 May 22, 2008
PRICE GOUGING IS TOTALLY ACCEPTABLE; OBVIOUSLY! The really sad thing is...it's never going to stop, and the gas prices will never go down.
Bill

Traverse City, MI

#8 May 22, 2008
Can someone call for me and tell them that all the gas stations are gouging. Isn't it cheaper to make Diesel? Prices are going to keep going up until everyone gets off their butts and do something about. Maybe complain to your congressman, not by e-mail, sit down and write a letter, make a hundred copies and send it a hundred times.

“Keeping my fingers crossed ...”

Since: Aug 07

Life's enduring gifts

#9 May 22, 2008
Why not post the stations guilty of this fraud so we can avoid going there? Hang their "rights" - this is out and out robbery.
Michael

United States

#10 May 22, 2008
Yes, I've been to various places where it keeps running for a short bit after the gas has stopped pumping. Meijer is known for this. I'm not bad-mouthing the store, but I've seen it at least twice at different stations.
mac77

Deerfield, IL

#11 May 22, 2008
What I don't like is paying at the pump and then having to go into the station to retrieve the receipt, What are they too lazy to put a new roll in the pump? I don't do this because I think it's a forced way to get you inside to shop even more. I just go home write a hand receipt for my records.
trucker driver

United States

#12 May 22, 2008
some one need to do something about this gas it dont make no sent at all. bush have this gas going up for what so he can stay rich and we get poor. that wrie the war is still going on over there. ever one that drive truck is haveing it hard out there on the road because i am my self. i hope mc cain dont get in because the gas will keep going up and up all because he and bush wont the same thing that is oil and stay rich.
trucker driver

United States

#13 May 22, 2008
i am from michigan not canada
Jim

Woodland, MI

#14 May 22, 2008
Just Me said,"The really sad thing is...it's never going to stop, and the gas prices will never go down."

That is true. The price will continue to rise and we will continue to have to pay the price or find another method of travel. Exxon and the other oil companies will continue to have record profits at our expense until the time we simply cannot pay any longer.

We need to take responsibility for this for ourselves. The government isn't going to do anything. Democratic or Republican makes no difference: they are all controlled by big business and big oil in particular.

Conserve fuel, lighten your car, truck, etc. Drive less, walk more. Carpool. Ride a bike. Whatever... we have to do it 'cause "they" won't
Carl

United States

#15 May 22, 2008
This is good. Next, check all the Arab run stations. They're the biggest crooks.
amazed at the comments

Attica, OH

#16 May 23, 2008
hello all-
It's called supply and demand. Remember the past 10-15 years companies moved productions and jobs overseas to places like India and China? We created a new middle class of folks overseas and they are able to buy cars instead of riding bikes. China is building refineries and thousand miles of new highways. As a result, oil is going to the growing markets such as India and Chnia in addition to the existing markets.
The world is getting flatter each day.
deebell

Delton, MI

#17 May 23, 2008
I know this is true.

My tank was just below the 1/4 tank mark and the Speedway on 36th and Burlingame sold me 10 gallons. Then two weeks later, my tank was below the E, and another station sold me just over 10 gallons.

That's a huge discrepancy there.
Very Upset

United States

#18 May 23, 2008
Don't Buy Gas At Grand Haven Meijer
I purchased 1 Gallon last week and put it into my Go-Kart
just before i brought it in for repair
My repair guy drained the gas because it wouldn't stay running.
When He Drained it into a 1 gallon jug there was about 1 inch of water in the bottom
$4.00 a gallon and 10% of it is water

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#19 May 23, 2008
deebell wrote:
I know this is true.
My tank was just below the 1/4 tank mark and the Speedway on 36th and Burlingame sold me 10 gallons. Then two weeks later, my tank was below the E, and another station sold me just over 10 gallons.
That's a huge discrepancy there.
Gas gauges are not accurate.
jtphantom

Bangor, MI

#20 May 26, 2008
Welcome to the wonderful world of Taxation with Incorporation. As long candidates can take any kind of money in any form from Oil Executives this isn't going to stop.

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