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EPA Ruling Sets Stage for a Gas Pump Change

CSP Daily News -- PACIFIC, Mo. -- Motorists accustomed to filling up at gas pumps with vapor-collecting attachments on the nozzles could be in for a change. Those nozzles belong to Stage II vapor-recovery systems, which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled no longer cost effectively cut air pollution. And states are increasingly allowing them to be decommissioned. EPA estimates eliminating Stage II systems will save gas stations $3,000 each year.

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tomok
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 12:47:07 AM

EPA Ruling Sets Stage for a Gas Pump Change, why was there a change in the first place? If the Stage II vapor recovery nozzle does not work right, get rid of it! So will there be more of a gasoline smell in the air during a fill up? Gas prices will not go down but may go up slightly to recover the cost of the modifications. It just goes to show, there's always something!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 11:01:37 PM

remind me why we put that stuff into so many stations in the first place? Esp. those in colder areas while FL never was required... hmmm... vaporizing gasoline in FL... not happening, right?
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 11:01:31 PM

DrCash: no. It's another goof up.
webncrb
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:10:36 AM

Since when does the EPA or any part of the government care about whether something is cost effective?
beck12j
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 7:52:58 AM

ok
blupupher
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 9:37:57 AM

save them $3000 per year, but how much will it cost to retrofit the pumps?
HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 1:52:02 AM

More crap from the EPA.
diesel8888
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 1:13:22 AM

Shutdown EPA!
dongo50
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:40:12 PM

more BS
crreed1
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:33:58 PM

old news
boatmen
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:28:16 PM

anything to save oil company supplying, gas stations money as the price peg gal goes up up up
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:27:14 PM

They'll just absorb the lower costs and not reduce prices.
moregas1966
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:25:59 PM

old news
Zonk
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:25:39 PM

I don't see a reduction in pump prices coming to the consumer.
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:24:53 PM

I suspect the vapor recovery systems never worked that well anyhow.
unicornpmb
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:24:05 PM

Wonder how much it will save the drivers. Right.
59glide
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:22:22 PM

This will make for easy motorcycle fillups.
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:21:37 PM

It still won't bring prices down.
rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:21:09 PM

Good!
Bigwaynef
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:19:34 PM

Ohbamass has my change...
tml721
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:18:55 PM

WHEN will we ever demand to get rid of the EPA???
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:18:46 PM

let them go then
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:15:41 PM

ok
greshams
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:14:37 PM

how much will this save us on price of gal. of gas.
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:13:24 PM

Will gas price go down because of this?
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:13:11 PM

What Next???????????????
LostAgain2009
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:13:07 PM

I guess I don't know what these are. Must not be used in the southwest.
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:12:49 PM

Defund the EPA.
yyc2yow
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:12:25 PM

I just want the price at the pump to go down
C.Carpets
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:11:52 PM

After they Decommissioning Stage II Vapor Recovery Piping, and replace with conventional hanging hardware.
Then they will come out with Stage III Vapor Recovery.
regout
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:10:14 PM

What about the price at the pump?
LKnight598
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:10:08 PM

ok
Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:10:07 PM

Way to go.
WIWalt
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:09:54 PM

I'm sure gas prices were raised to cover the cost of the changeover when the nozzles became mandatory now I bet It will cost us again to convert them back to standard nozzles
papakoca
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:09:43 PM

There won't be any price breaks, but I always hated those nozzles.
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:09:28 PM

Who cares?
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:09:24 PM

They are unnecessary!
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:07:32 PM

Get rid of the employment prevention agency.
Tsunamiron
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:07:04 PM

A step in the wrong direction. The areas around the gas stations without these devices smell terrible.
ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:05:43 PM

Oldnnews
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It was a true fairy tale.
Math6149
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:04:12 PM

OK
JasTheAce
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:04:09 PM

no
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:01:36 PM

Good question, BMWer.
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:00:05 PM

And we will get a break on the cost of fuel because of this, NOT! But at least we are not wasting more money.
grt197
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:55:40 PM

ok
BMWer
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:55:13 PM

But will this affect the price at the pump?
NorthglennBill
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:50:59 PM

Is the EPA actually backing down on one of their stupid rules? Wow!
gasmack
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:50:59 PM

Ok.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:49:30 PM

not even a drop in the bucket
us4usa
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:48:35 PM

None around here, last time I used those nozzles was in Cali. in 2005...
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