Standards group to consider hot fuel issue

| 12/19/2006

The group that sets national standards for what constitutes a gallon of diesel fuel or gasoline will take up the "hot fuel" issue at its January meeting.

According to the Kansas City Star, it's the first time the National Conference of Weights and Measures will hear formal recommendations from its own members that temperature compensation devices be required on fuel pumps.

OOIDA Foundation researcher John Siebert told "Land Line Now" on XM Satellite Radio that at past meetings, the conference has heard mainly from the American Petroleum Institute, which represents the oil companies in opposing temperature compensation.

But at the January meeting, Siebert said there will be advocates of temperature compensation at the meeting - including the lawyer who's heading up a lawsuit that seeks to mandate compensation at the pumps.

- By Reed Black, staff writer