State Reps. George Lang, Wes Retherford and Candice Keller all issued statements Thursday, encouraging efforts to protect consumers at the pumps from poor quality fuel.
“We need to protect the businesses and residents that are purchasing gas in our state. I look forward to working with Roger to see what we can do from a legislative perspective to address this concern,” said Lang, R-West Chester Twp. in a statement.
Currently, Summit County is the only county in the state to test fuel quality, according to the auditor’s office.
Butler County Weights and Measures inspectors are already checking fuel pumps weekly for skimmers and also regularly check to make sure the pumps are accurate in the amount of fuel dispensed.
“It just makes sense to allow county auditors to permissively test for fuel octane, water and sediment levels in gasoline and grant them the power to shut down pumps not in compliance,” Reynolds said.