Still waiting to see a copy of the consent judgement Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today, but I did have a brief chat with Jason Harms, vice president at Harms Oil. Afterward he emailed over this statement from his brother Jeff, also a vice president:
The governmental investigation into the alleged mislabeling of gasoline in South Dakota has come to an end for Harms Oil. We cooperated fully with the investigation. The Attorney General’s Office found no evidence Harms Oil received unusual profit from the sale of mislabeled gasoline.More to come.
Harms Oil has always done its best to work with state regulators. We will continue to do the same in the future. We’re eager to move forward — helping the industry understand the new fuel pump labeling requirements and supporting compliance tests of octane levels.
We’re glad this has come to an end. Our focus has been, and will continue to be, delivering the fuel our customers need, at the best price available.