January 29, 2014 12.38 pm This story is over 101 months old

Fair fuel deal enforced by Lincolnshire Trading Standards

Fuel up: Lincolnshire forecourts are found to be offering motorists their fair share of fuel, according to trading standards’ testing.

Lincolnshire motorists can be sure they are getting a fair measure of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) from forecourts due to testing by Lincolnshire Trading Standards.

Last week, trading standards tested seven petrol stations across Lincolnshire using specialist weights and measures officers.

Shell on Burton Road in Lincoln was one of those tested for the 2% tolerance level.

All seven premises were found to be selling accurate levels of LPG.

Tim Dawson, principal trading standards officer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We regularly test fuel pumps for accuracy and compliancy with regulations.

“We measure things like flow rates and volumes of fuel dispensed against the display reading, as well as checking tolerance levels.

“It’s so important that we carry out regular checks to ensure that consumers are not being ripped off and businesses are operating in a fair and equitable trading environment.”

If you have any concerns about fuel pumps, notify the petrol station manager or contact Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06.