4/20/2012 12:00:00 PM
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Three more companies have agreed to settle lawsuits related to â€œhot fuelâ€� â€” gasoline and diesel that is not adjusted by volume to account for temperature â€” the Kansas City Star reported.
Fuels expand in warmer months, lessening the energy value per gallon and raising the price to consumers, the Star reported in a series published in 2006.
Attorneys for fuel retailers Wal-Mart and its Samâ€™s Club subsidiary, Valero Energy Corp. and Caseyâ€™s General Stores Inc. told a federal court they have reached settlement agreements with plaintiffs who filed lawsuits over the issue, though a judge still has to approve the settlements, the Star reported.
Earlier this month, three oil companies â€” BP Products North America Inc., ConocoPhillips Co. and Shell Oil Products US â€” previously announced settlements in similar lawsuits.
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