Heat Throws Off Gas Pumps, and Motorists Pay

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As temperatures and fuel prices rise, motorists are getting less bang for their buck at the pumps.

Some consumer advocates say oil companies are overcharging customers by $2 billion a year because they don't adjust their pumps when gasoline expands during the higher summer temperatures.

Gas station owners say it would be far too difficult to sell temperature-adjusted fuel. But one state — Hawaii — already does it.



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