Eagle gas meter shows gas bill, but not amount
— An Eagle gasmeter found in a car at a Detroit intersection last week has not yet shown the amount of gas it billed the owner, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality said Monday.
The company that installs the meters, MGE, told the state that it had been notified by the owner’s insurance carrier and was working with the agency to reimburse the homeowner, said state spokeswoman Natalie Schatzow.
She said the agency was working to verify that the meter had recorded the amount billed.
The owner of the vehicle is still waiting to receive a bill for the gas meter and the driver is being interviewed by MGE.
Eagle has installed about 6,000 meters in Michigan and is one of the few gas companies to have been involved in a lawsuit filed in 2013 against the state over the state’s gas meters.
The Michigan Court of Appeals dismissed that lawsuit in June.
Eagles is among a handful of gas companies that have been sued by homeowners for billing them too much or not enough, Schatzovks claims.
It has sued a Michigan homeowner who was charged $4,000 for a meter he did not pay for and is suing a homeowner who paid the same amount but did not have a meter installed.
The Michigan Department is reviewing all of its meters to see if they have been tampered with and if the owner should be reimbursed, Schulzow said.