theminister, on 25 January 2013 - 02:48 PM, said:
Slightly differently, it annoys me when bars advertise a pint for x dollars but it is not 20 ounces. I've even had a bar manager tell me "That's our pint."
It's no different than a gas station telling you, "It's our litre."
/ In fact, I think I'm going to start a Vancouver Drinkers Rights Association. No more short pints, taking my glass before I'm done with it, or serving me a pitcher and telling me they close in 10 minutes. Who's in?
Quite different actually.
There are actual rules on pints and serving sizes.
And a litre of gas is corrected to 15 degrees C and may be more or less than a litre by law depending upon the actual temperature.
What is an automatic temperature compensator?
An automatic temperature compensator is an electronic device which measures the temperature of petroleum products during delivery and automatically calculates the amount of product as though it had been delivered at 15°C. This practice is known as automatic temperature compensation (ATC).
How does temperature compensation affect the way I buy gasoline?
The volume of gasoline expands and contracts with changes in temperature. Selling gasoline on a temperature compensated basis removes the inequities that can result when the volume of gasoline changes due to temperature fluctuations.
Automatic temperature compensation has long been used when petroleum products are bought and sold internationally and at the wholesale level. The use of automatic temperature compensation at the international, wholesale and retail levels of trade provides a more accurate and equitable approach through the use of a standard reference temperature and benefits Canadians by removing the effects of temperature when purchasing petroleum products.