Posted in: Infrastructure,
by Patrick DeHaan on Sep 21, 2012 01:16 PM
Due to this issue, the station then would not be liable for your mis-fueling, and any engine damage resulting from the gasoline would be on your back. Take a look at the pictures in this blog post to understand further. The top image is one where the station's pumps only have one hose per dispenser and carry the four gallon minimum warning. A station that has separate hoses (seen below) aren't required to have a warning because the concern about too high of ethanol amounts would not apply.
All this information is sure to cause confusion, and perhaps more importantly, could require motorists caught in a bind to purchase at least $15 worth of gasoline, even if they don't have the cash or credit card to buy enough to avoid federal penalty. I'm worried enough about gas prices, the last thing I want to do is have to find a station where it'll be legal to fill with just a couple gallons if I need it! What do you think? Let us know in the comments!