Kingsland, Georgia Gas Stations Short Customers, Face Fines and Charges
You could say there was a gas station lockdown at two Kingsland truck stops this month.
State inspectors found that motorists were not getting what they paid for at the pumps. They were being shorted in the amount of gasoline and diesel fuel that came from the pump according to state inspectors from the Georgia Department of Agriculture who found the problem.
But the fuels are now flowing after the owner agreed to pay a $500,000 fine.
The pumps have now been properly calibrated, approved and are working again — this time giving people what they pay for at the pump which is already too much.
The owner is Global Energy USA LLC will get a bit of a break if it agrees to pay by the rules, the fine will be cut in half.
But Global Energy is facing some other problems such as the possibility of criminal charges after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation finishes looking into the matter.
And there is a $5 million class-action suit which is pending against Global Energy in U.S. District Court in Brunswick, Georgia.
Farah & Farah has an office in Brunswick Georgia and we deal with auto accidents and consumer fraud.
We can help you decide if you have been a victim of this business practice, or call our downtown Jacksonville offices for a review of your case.