How do I know if I'm pumping premium fuel into my car?
In short, there appears to be no checks-and-balance system verifying that people are obtaining premium fuel if they're pumping it into their vehicle and paying more for it.
Kimberly Schwind, AAA Ohio Auto Club spokeswoman, provided the following answer:
I asked our fuel price expert at AAA National about this and he sent me the following response. Please let me know if you'd like me to contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture for you.
This appears to be a tough one to answer. Most states have regulations requiring random fuel quality testing of gas stations, but it does not look like this is the case in Ohio. According to a few county websites, Ohio does not seem to have such regulations:
I might recommend that the newspaper contact the weights and measures department at (the) Ohio Department of Agriculture to get more information. The county auditor where the newspaper is located or one of the auditors in the above websites could be a another good source.