SE Houston gas pump appears to charge customers after they are done filling up

By Joel Eisenbaum - Investigative Reporter

HOUSTON - A Southeast Houston gas station has a pump problem that raised the ire of a KPRC viewer and is now being investigated by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

The state agency has more than 70 inspectors who are in charge of inspecting hundreds of thousands of retail gas pumps on a four-year cycle.

"If I pay $20, I want $20," Eugene Redic said.

Redic caught video of a pump at Fuel Depot at 7120 Scott St. charging him even though he was no longer pumping gas.

Channel 2 Investigates was able to replicate the problem.

A clerk at the store was not interested in discussing the problem, and would not connect us with a company representative.

But Monday evening, the Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures Division descended on the gas station, testing pumps and fuel quality.

"We have several different kinds of incidents here," one inspector said.

The state's investigation is ongoing.

If you have believe you've been shorted at the pump, you are asked to call 1-800-TELL-TDA or visit this website.

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