Accession Number : ADA115630

Title :   The Conversion of Retail Fuel Pump Computers to Sale by the Liter.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : UNITED STATES METRIC BOARD ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA115630

Report Date : 29 Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : Investigation of the conversion of retail fuel pump computers to sale by the liter is documented in this report. This study is based on (1) information presented and developed at public hearings held by the U.S. Metric Board (USMB) on May 2 and 3, 1979, and (2) USMB staff investigation and detailed economic impact analysis. This effort arose out of the steady rise in early 1979 of gasoline prices to the level of $1 per gallon (and above), coupled with the general inability of gasoline pumps to compute and dispense gasoline at such unit costs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Retail, *Computers, *Fuel pumps, *Metric system, Gasoline, Pumping, Computations, Conversion, Federal law, Regulations, Costs, Economic analysis, Economic impact, Cost effectiveness

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Hardware
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE