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‘Meter creep’: Paying for gas you’re not receiving?

At the Circle K gas station in Gilbert near Val Vista and Elliot roads on Tuesday, the pump was out of Ryan Lee’s car but the digits on the meter continued to climb.

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“I heard the pump stop, but then when I got out of my car and I was looking at it, the numbers were still going up on the money part and how much gas I was getting.

Lee caught the incident on video, which showed that the meter only stopped running when he put the pump back in the station.

“But if I would’ve kept it out, it would’ve just kept going,” Lee said.

“If I’m sitting on my phone in my car, and I let it sit for a second, I’ll do that sometimes,” Lee said.

A meter creep is not uncommon, according to Damien DeSantiago, the director of fuel inspection and regulatory programs at the Weights and Measures Services Division.

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Source: ‘Meter creep’: Are you paying for gas you’re not receiving? – ABC15 Arizona