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NC panel calls for more signs if credit gas price more than cash price

Posted August 10, 2011 4:02 a.m. EDT
Updated August 10, 2011 5:46 p.m. EDT

— The state Board of Agriculture on Wednesday approved changes to the way North Carolina gas stations advertise the price of fuel.

The rule change is aimed at making it clear when there's a price differential between cash and credit card purchases.

Some gas stations offer a lower price on cash because they don't have to pay a credit card processing fee.

Standards Division Director Stephen Benjamin says some rural gas stations have pumps that can only calculate the cash price, even though the credit card price might be different.

Under the change, stations will have to clearly post signs to draw customers’ attention to the difference in price for credit card payments.

The change still must be approved by the state Rules Review Commission before it can take effect.