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
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