'Marketplace' Report: Paying for 'Ghost Gas' According to some estimates, gasoline expands so much in the hot summer months that consumers pay as much as 10 cents more per gallon for "ghost gas" that they don't actually get. A group of Democratic House and Senate lawmakers have asked the National Conference on Weights to consider setting new standards for gas at their meeting Tuesday.
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'Marketplace' Report: Paying for 'Ghost Gas'

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'Marketplace' Report: Paying for 'Ghost Gas'

'Marketplace' Report: Paying for 'Ghost Gas'

'Marketplace' Report: Paying for 'Ghost Gas'

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Gas expands as temperatures rise. According to some estimates gasoline expands so much in the hot summer months that consumers pay as much as 10 cents more per gallon for "ghost gas" that they don't actually get. A group of Democratic House and Senate lawmakers have asked the National Conference on Weights to consider setting new standards for gas at their meeting Tuesday. Sam Eaton of Marketplace talks with Madeleine Brand.