Do you check the quality of the fuel at gas stations?
Yes, the County Division of Weights and Measures checks quality of fuel on a complaint basis. The State Division of Measurement Standards will periodically check for octane and quality of petroleum products at locations randomly selected throughout the state.
Have you ever shut down a whole gas station?
Yes, there have been several instances of contamination in underground storage tanks and delivery of non-standard product to underground storage tanks which resulted in a gas station closure.
Tare, or tare weight, is the weight of packaging, wrapping or any material not considered product or part of the net weight. Tare weight plus net weight equals gross weight. Selling by gross weight or measure is a misdemeanor (Business & Professions Code 12023).