fuel testing lab http://wuky.org en State to Shutter Costly Fuel Testing Lab http://wuky.org/post/state-shutter-costly-fuel-testing-lab <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - Describing it as a waste of taxpayer dollars, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said he will shutter a $3 million gasoline quality testing lab that was opened under his predecessor Richie Farmer.<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;Comer said Wednesday that the lab "hemorrhaged'' tax dollars while failing to handle the 500 random tests of gas station fuel Kentucky conducts each year. The closure will eventually save taxpayers about $600,000 a year, Comer said. The state is already contracting with a private company in Texas to conduct the<br>tests.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 10:39:24 +0000 Associated Press 29605 at http://wuky.org State to Shutter Costly Fuel Testing Lab