March 24, 2014 10:45 AM, EDT
Weights and Measures Committee to Vote on Standard for Nat Gas, Diesel-Gallon Equivalent

A special steering committee of the National Conference on Weights and Measures has recommended that compressed and liquefied natural gas be sold in terms of gasoline and diesel gallon equivalents.

 The recommendation will be put to a vote this July at the NCWM annual meeting in Detroit.

“These standards are of extreme importance to provide national uniformity,” said Aahesh Albuquerque, steering committee chairman and director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Oil and Public Safety. “A uniform method of sale allows consumers to compare cost and quantity and allows equipment manufacturers to design systems to meet just one set of requirements.”

The NCWM is nonprofit association of state and local weights and measures officials, federal agencies, manufacturers, retailers and consumers that developed national weights and measures standards since 1905.