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LetemEatCake

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:49:07 AM

NEWARK — The same state inspectors who verify the accuracy of gas pumps and grocery store scales were out yesterday checking tanker trucks that deliver heating oil to 300,000 New Jersey homes.

Heating oil terminals around the state have been busier than usual as customers refill tanks during the longest, coldest spell New Jersey has seen in five years.

Heating oil prices spiked in 2000, again in 2008 and have been on a fairly steady increase since then. They hit a record high last March at $4.25 per gallon and have fallen only slightly to $4.10 per gallon.

"Consumers who rely on this fuel may purchase hundreds of gallons at a time," said attorney general Jeffrey Chiesa in a statement. "They cannot afford to pay for more fuel than they actually receive."

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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:34:26 PM


WHY Pop must you always be so gross?

"Sorry someone peed in you granola this morning NHL. LOL!"

It is neither funny nor appropriate on this sight...granted that maybe how the 'good ol' boys talk in TX with a few beers in them. But we are neither from TX nor in a bar!

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hskerven
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:26:04 PM

omg
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:11:38 PM


Sorry docp, but as usual you are lifting your leg on the wrong tree! The 'weights and measures' inspectors of each state in the northeast do an excellent job at finding and exposing the usual business cheaters amongst the local fossil fuel energy distributors. Unlike some other states, they are all professional and follow established standards.
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:57:07 PM

I don't know about seals, but a "Wayward Dolphin Dies in Polluted New York Canal". This happened today.

To read the article go to:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/wayward-dolphin-dies-polluted-nyc-canal-18318667
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:18:37 PM


drpepperTX: Just goes to show the government regulators are not very efficient.

True, when regulations are unenforced, they're worthless. More enforcement is necessary.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:27:31 PM

Just goes to show the government regulators are not very efficient.

[Edited by: drpepperTX at 1/25/2013 6:28:34 PM EST]
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:09:39 PM

There needs to be jail time, if they are caught!
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:04:19 PM

Wow
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:14:39 PM

Ouch!
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evowner
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:13:47 PM

That is why you have government regulations as to weight and volume measurements. Corporations can not, nor will not regulate themselves honestly. Because of their, corporations, attitude of limited liability, they only do what the government makes them do.
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md11capt
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:37:47 AM

Refund the costumers who were overcharged.
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BIGOILEATURCRUD
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:31:20 AM

One way to get your fire wood stacked!
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:18:23 AM

Seals & pumps don't last forever.
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:31:08 AM

I remember in the 1970swhen we thought heating oil at $1 per gallon was a big jump and high price! With costs now even higher, accurate metering is pretty crucial if the consumer is not going to get an even shorter end of the stick.
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:58:12 AM

gee, how long has oil heat been in use??? Isn't there already regular inspections of the trucks already?
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TXRanger09
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:45:50 AM

Fines seem a little puny. Must have been set back in the "60's".
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endymion
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:40:35 AM

These trucks operate on the edge of legal - they are full of safety violations. The operators are small businesses who don't want to pay any more than they have to in order to keep the trucks on the road. One crashed and exploded in a town near me because of code violations. The news media was full of interviews with businesses who either don't understand or don't care about the codes.

They see it like a foul shot in basketball, just part of how the game is played.
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MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:33:59 AM

There will always be crooks out there.
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hrtdi
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:30:28 AM

good thing that they do what tey are sopposed to do.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:27:02 AM

heating with fuel oil is so dark ages
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badbonita
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:21:16 AM

What a concept! People doing the job that they're hired for.

Yea, yea, I know, most of us do our jobs but it seems that there is so much more things to do, to inspect, to verify, etcetera than there are people to do the job. And unfortunately, most state governments will let employees retire and not replace them putting a higher workload on those left behind because of the budget.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:18:18 AM

Doing there job
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:15:25 AM

Hopefully you know your supplier and his honesty personally like we do.
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ErnieK9LO
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:01:36 AM

Hit the small guy bad. Obama take your expensive vacations. Disarm America so you can rule over us like a dictator.
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:00:50 AM

What is the news? Apparently the inspectors are doing their job.
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Buckeyee
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:55:58 AM

Record cold along with record heating oil prices and the democrats & Obama cuts the low income heating program for the 2 nd year in a row. Guess that extra money went for his 2 Hawaiian vacations in December since it cost 1 million each trip.
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BurntOrange
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:55:07 AM

Must be the mob
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FPLREP
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:50:47 AM

My last heating oil fill-up was @3.799 per gallon.
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