By Dan Shapley
Lawsuits Aim For A Just Gasoline Price Per Mile
In hot weather, gas expands, leaving less energy in a gallon of gas for the car-driving public. That has inspired a rash of lawsuits seeking to make oil and gas companies adjust their per-gallon prices according to the weather. The idea here is to pay for the energy, not the volume of fluid. With gasoline prices near historic highs, the appeal of this kind of adjustment is clear. But what happens come winter?