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    Default Buying Small Amounts of Gasoline

    My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: New York

    I've been buying gas for my lawnmower for years at the convenience store at the end of the street. I take an Arizona iced tea jug (heavy polypropylene plastic) over and squirt 50 of gas into it. Today when I started to fill the jug, the clerk came running out and tried to stop me. He said that he couldn't sell me gas because I did not have a regulation gas container. However it didn't stop me - I had already paid for it. Is this some new regulation? Fifty cents of gas would get lost in a big container.

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    That is simply a safety bulletin only applicable to the NY DOT itself; they are part of the safety bulletins that the agency issues that govern DOT employee safety & health. The PDF version of the safety bulletin might make that a bit more clear.

    The NY Department of Environmental Conservation has issued regulations for portable fuel containers (PFCs) but they only regulate what kinds of PFCs can be sold within the state; the regulations do not restrict what containers a consumer may use for carrying gasoline or diesel fuel. The EPA also takes that approach of regulating what kind of containers may be sold, and new regulations from the EPA apparently went into effect this year. But again, that doesn't restrict what containers a consumer may use.

    That said, a seller of gasoline may restrict sales to consumers using only the currently approved PFCs if it wishes.

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    Quote Quoting debodun
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    Fifty cents of gas would get lost in a big container.
    Go to a swap meet and pick up a one gallon red gas can for a couple of bucks or buy one at Walmart:

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Scepter-1...-Epa/910445822

    And you won't get hassled.

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    Go to a swap meet and pick up a one gallon red gas can for a couple of bucks or buy one at Walmart:

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Scepter-1...-Epa/910445822

    And you won't get hassled.
    Do what AJ says and you can buy one gallon of gas, add a fuel stabilizer to it and you can store the extra gas for a few months until when needed.
    I'm not a lawyer, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.......

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    Quote Quoting Who'sThatGuy
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    add a fuel stabilizer to it
    Sta-Bil is very good and Walmart has the lowest price that I found in my area.

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