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Old 04-23-2012, 10:07 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ecomodded View Post
The us gallon is the problem. It was invented so merchants could sell smaller amounts of a product at the same price,making more money, pretending to the u.s buyer that it was a full gallon, its not, The Imperial gallon is.
No, this is not an evil Big Oil conspiracy. The origin of the US gallon is with vinters and brewers measures, and done merely to facilitate trade.

1707 was when England standardized the gallon (the wine gallon of 231 cubic inches) that the US continues to use, and was chosen from the plethora of different gallon sizes in use during trade.

And 1824 was when Parliment re-standardized the Imperial Gallon as the volume of 10 lbs of water at 62F. So the larger gallon that is being compared, came into being AFTER, not before.

Both gallons long, LONG predate the conventional petroleum industry.
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