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Posted by pooka (Member # 5003) on :

This is just interesting to think about, in terms of pricing and if gas just can't be sold in small towns with the old number dial pumps.

The boringest thing that could come out of it is the government fires up the REA to deal with updating these gas pumps.

Alternately, people start driving out to rural areas to save on gas. Brilliant!

P.S. I do mean "effect" as in "cause to be" and not "affect."
Posted by katharina (Member # 827) on :
Alternately, gas starts being priced by the half-gallon rather than by the gallon at those stations.
Posted by fugu13 (Member # 2859) on :
There won't be one, and there's no need for gov't intervention (except possibly to remove regulations about what needs to be displayed on the pump). Stations where they do enough business to support a new pump will buy one. Stations where they don't will come up with some other way to express the price of gas. As the article notes, breaking through the limit expressed on the pumps has happened before.
Posted by pooka (Member # 5003) on :
I guess they could start pricing by the liter.

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