Hot Fuel is Hot Air'

P.U.M.P. rolls out website offering automatic temperature compensation facts

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO), along with the Partnership for Uniform Marketing Practices (P.U.M.P.) coalition, have recently opened a website,, to rebut claims by trial lawyers and others who exaggerate retail fuel temperature facts, reported the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA).

The P.U.M.P Coalition was formed in 2007 to ensure fair competition, cost-effective distribution and equitable treatment of consumers in addressing [image-nocss] the issue of temperature variation in the sale of gasoline and diesel fuels.

Meanwhile, the Northeastern Weights & Measures Association (NEWMA) recently voted to oppose both mandatory and permissive automatic temperature compensation (ATC) for retail fuel dispensers. The decision comes a week after the Central Weights & Measures Association (CWMA) voted to outright oppose both the mandatory and permissive use of ATC. NEWMA also circulated a proposal to ban ATC for retail fuel dispensers and intends to submit its proposal to the National Conference on Weights & Measures (NCWM).

The NCWM will meet July 12-16 in San Antonio, Texas, to decide the fate of ATC for retail fuel dispensers. Two votes will occur: one on permissive ATC use and the second on mandatory ATC use. It will be important that petroleum marketers nationwide attend the meeting to ensure that weights and measures officials understand why retail ATC will have a negative consequence for consumers.

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