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2008-12-04 14:36:00

Draft Report Accepts Industry Call for Ban on Temperature-Compensating Device, Denies Consumers Would Benefit From Any Remedy SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A California Energy Commission (CEC) draft report on the "hot fuel" rip-off proves beyond doubt that consumers are unfairly treated at the pump, yet fails to recommend that the rip-off be fixed through temperature compensation devices at the pump, said Consumer Watchdog. Consumer Watchdog, in a letter to the...

2008-12-03 13:03:50

The Nevada Highway Patrol has arrested a woman who was driving along U.S. 395 with a fuel hose and nozzle sticking out of her gas tank. April Westfall, 40, of Reno, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after she failed a sobriety test, the Reno Gazette Journal reports. Patrol spokesman Chuck Allen says authorities must now find a service station that is missing a gasoline nozzle and about six feet of fuel hose.

2008-09-01 06:00:30

By Clifford Krauss The best deal on fuel in the United States right now might be here in Utah, where people are waiting in lines to pay the equivalent of 87 cents a gallon. Demand is so strong at rush hour that fuel runs low, and some days people can pump only half a tank. It is not gasoline they are buying for their cars, but natural gas. By an odd confluence of public policy and private initiative, Utah has become the first state in the country to experience broad consumer interest in...

2008-08-25 09:01:39

Clean energy company Unity Biofuels has announced that it is developing self-blending ethanol fuel dispensers, to help blend ethanol with gasoline directly in the pump and thus help consumers to avoid the associated blending fee, according to PetrolWorld. Unity Biofuels is planning to launch two such self-blending pumps at service stations in Olds and Mount Pleasant in the Henry County of Ohio, US. The company expects to offer four different blends of ethanol-gasoline mix in E10, E20, E30...

2008-08-17 18:00:46

By JAKE ARMSTRONG ATLANTA - The number of consumer complaints about getting ripped off by inaccurate or fraudulent gas pumps has risen along with fuel prices. Calls from consumers reporting problems at gas stations jumped to 1,053 in the first five months of this year, up 65 percent from the same period in 2007, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which inspects and certifies gas pumps for accurate calibration and dispensing. Complaints run the gamut, from allegations...

2008-08-06 21:00:31

By CHRIS LEONARD By CHRIS LEONARD Staff Writer WOOSTER -- As he walked to his small red 2003 Ford Taurus, he noticed a piece of paper on the windshield. It read: "It's because of people like you there's hunger in the world." Joe Miller, vice president of sales for Santmyer Oil, knew what it was all about. "All they know is they are mad about $4 a gallon gas, the price of milk ... to logically explain it to people is next to impossible," he said of the value of ethanol. "All you...

2008-08-06 15:00:50

Gas Station TV Wednesday denied reports it would run campaign ads for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama atop gas pumps in Florida. Gas Station TV features a network of television screens on gas pumps at stations throughout the state, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. A spokesman told UPI the company has no plans to run political advertising at any of the stations taking its service. The Tribune said Obama ads partially blaming Republican rival John McCain for the energy...

2008-08-06 12:00:51

The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama plans to place an energy ad atop gas pumps in Florida. Florida's "Gas Station TV" features a network of television screens on gas pumps at stations throughout the state, The Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. The newspaper says the Obama ads to be broadcast at the pump partially blame Republican rival John McCain for the energy crisis and $4 a gallon gasoline. In addition to the Florida ads, Obama supporters are planning to...

2008-07-28 12:01:01

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Enerpulse, Inc. has just released its newest ad campaign called, "Tired of getting beat up at the pump?" The print ad has a dark and gritty, Fight Club-inspired slant, while the television ad features an animated gas pump that literally springs to life, beating up a reluctant male motorist as he fills up his tank. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080728/LAM510) The campaign was developed by Albuquerque-based Esparza Advertising...

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By Alicia Petska, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va. Jul. 23--The owner of a defunct Lynchburg gas station is working with the state to clean up the aftermath of a fuel leak first discovered in 2006. The leak, described as "significant" in reports to and from the state Department of Environmental Quality, has been deemed non-threatening. There has been no impact to the city's water quality. Officials estimate it will take one to two years to remove the remaining contamination. The...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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