Accuracy of Gas Pumps Questioned

Accuracy of Gas Pumps Questioned

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A gallon of gas is costing as much as a dollar-80 in Utah these days -- but how do you know you're really getting a gallon?

The state has inspectors who go around to the state's 12-hundred gas stations to make sure the pumps are accurate.

But a study by the Deseret News finds that around 18-hundred pumps failed inspection between 2000 and last year. And less than 40 percent of the gas stations got inspected last year.

When a pumps was found to have failed, the state lacks the manpower to make sure it gets fixed. Only about half the time does a failed inspection get a follow-up visit.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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