Press Room

Press Room

The National Conference on Weights and Measures occasionally shares information as well as issues press releases of importance in the areas of legal metrology and in recognition of National Weights and Measures Week.  Please check back often for new information.

New mobile fuelling service could cut time and costs for fleets. - November 19, 2019 (U.K.)
Tipping the scale: Why your luggage may cost you big time. - November 19, 2020 (AZ)
Problems at the pump. - November 12, 2019 (WI)
Firewood consumers are encouraged to know the law. - October 30, 2019 (NM)
New regulation is cracking down on THF 303. - October 22, 2019 (IA)
Oh my gourd! 2,175-pound pumpkin sets new record in Half Moon Bay. - October 15, 2019 (CA)
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day Proclaimation. - October 8, 2019 (CO)
Home heating oil cool facts. - October 6, 2019 (PA)
Standards through time: Changing to stay the same. - September 22, 2019 (CA)
World’s heaviest grapefruit is in Louisiana; Guinness World Record awarded. - August 28, 2019 (LA)
Reader wonders if he's paying too much for gas; he may have paid too little. - August 13, 2019 (NE)
Erie County to boost consumer protection efforts with revamped division. - August 5, 2019 (NY)
Man of a measure: State sealer Anthony Goes is a name known to many in South County. - April 12, 2019 (RI)
Consumer gas pumps, scales get passing grades in 2018. - March 11, 2019 (WI)
Why we have weights and measures. - March 1, 2019 (PA)
Celebrating National Weights and Measures Week in Contra Costa County. - February 28, 2019 (CA)
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week: March 1-7, 2019. - February 27, 2019 (NCWM)
Keeping gas pumps honest: How you can trust you're getting a gallon. - February 7, 2019 (IL)
New type of gas pump skimmer spotted in Twin Tiers. - February 5, 2019 (NY)

Battle against skimmers extended by 3 years due to deadline delay. - December 13, 2016 (NCWM)
Visa, MasterCard postpone 2017 fuel-pump EMV liability shifts for three years. - December 1, 2016
More than 20 credit card skimmers found in Tucson area. - October 27, 2016 (AZ)
Will Brexit spell the end for metres and litres? Campaigners say shopkeepers should be able to trade in imperial units. - September 2, 2016 (U.K.)
County auditors launch statewide credit card skimmer sweep over Labor Day weekend. - September 1, 2016 (OH)
Scientists have finally redefined the kilogram. - June 22, 2016 (MD)
NCWM provides tips for shoppers at farmers markets. - June 21, 2016 (NCWM)
Elles to lead California agricultural commissioner's and sealers association. - June 10, 2016 (CA)
Tips from NCWM for buying fuel this Memorial Day weekend. - May 24, 2016 (NCWM)
How do you lift a million pounds of stainless steel? Very carefully. - May 20, 2016 (Washington, D.C.)
Watch video: How hacker installs a credit card skimmer in 3 seconds. - March 14, 2016 (FL)
State crack down on credit card skimmers. - March 10, 2016 (MN)
Agribusiness report: Weights and measures law celebrated. - March 7, 2016 (IA)
California recognizes National Weights and Measures Week. - March 4, 2016 (CA)
Weights and Measures Week brings attention to credit card skimming gas pump. - March 2, 2016 (MA)
PSC recognizes National Weights and Measures Week. - March 2, 2016 (ND)
Shortchanged? The accuracy of coin counting kiosks in question. - March 2, 2016 (PA)
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week. - March 1, 2016 (NCWM)
Tennessee celebrates Weights and Measures Week. - February 26, 2016 (TN)
Consumers can now WhatsApp complaints of overpricing. - February 5, 2016 (Mumbai, India)
100 wonders: The atomic clock. - February 4, 2016
Gas tank skimming devices found in Acadiana. - January 28, 2016 (LA)
Weights and Measures Officials Trained to Identify Credit Card Skimmers - January 26, 2016 (NCWM)
Gas pump 'skimmer scam' hits Oregon. - January 21, 2016 (OR)