Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Adding Insult to Injury

As if consumers aren't concerned enough with gas prices approaching $4/gallon, the Dallas Morning News reports another problem that might make them angry: pumps that shortchange buyers.

The Texas Department of Agriculture has found problems at more than 2,000 stations across Texas. The department is serious about confronting the problem: Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, a former state senator (and a genuinely nice guy: I met him briefly at a conference during the time that he was in the senate) has quadrupled the fines that were in place a year ago.

The DMN has a map showing the locations of stations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that have been fined here. Consumers can also report complaints related to the accuracy of fuel pumps to the Texas Department of Agriculture at 1-800-835-5832.


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