Grantham petrol station gets a thumbs-up following Trading Standards’ inspection

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A petrol station in Grantham was one of seven inspected by Lincolnshire County Council Trading Standards to ensure accurate levels of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) were being sold.

The St Leonards Service Station in London Road came under scrutiny as specialist weights and measures officers carried out tests.

All 10 pumps at the seven tested premises, including forecourts in Boston, Lincooln, Horncastle and Sleaford, were found to be selling accurate levels of LPG, which were well within the 2 per cent tolerance level.

Tim Dawson, principal trading standards officer at LCC, said: “We regularly test fuel pumps for accuracy and compliancy with regulations. We measure things like flow rates and volumes of fuel dispensed against the display reading, as well as checking tolerance levels.

“It’s so important that we carry out regular checks to ensure that consumers are not being ripped off and businesses are operating in a fair and equitable trading environment.”

If you have any concerns about the operation of a pump, notify the petrol station manager. Alternatively, contact Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06.