Hot Fuel Settlements Cause Division Among Convenience Retailers
Convenience Store News
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — 7-Eleven Inc. and Sheetz Inc. are among several retailers objecting in Kansas federal court to proposed settlements in "hot fuel" cases.
On Jan. 26, a Kansas federal court gave preliminary approval to settlements with 28 defendants — including BP Products North America Inc., Casey's General Stores Inc., ConocoPhillips Co., Chevron USA Inc., E-Z Mart Stores Inc., ExxonMobil Corp., Flash Market Inc., Shell Oil Products US, Thorntons Inc., Motiva Enterprises LLC, Sinclair Oil Corp. and Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores — regarding a consumer class-action lawsuit concerning how gasoline and diesel fuel are sold at retail gas stations.
The issue behind "hot fuel" refers to when diesel and gasoline are sold warmer than the standard 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
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