I gave you an answer, it just isn't what you wanted. I leave the measuring and calibration to those who have the training, not the likes of Anthony Watts.
Personally I'd go with grams per hour of engine operation as that is what my tractor uses. But do feel free to nit pick. I do have to ask, are you sure the EPA who sets the MPG ratings doesn't know the fuel mileage? Is this going to be one of those rants about the MPG sticker???
Off thing about 'the economy is poor' is when the economy was good the excuse was 'can't stop the gravy train'
Face it, CONs will use the economy excuse in good times or bad....
One of you will end up here next!
they are using 3rd party back door studies from environmentalist groups such as green peace for their data. they have been doing this since obama installed the new EPA panel.
they have been driving force behind industry killing regulations and job costs.
while you might not think a 10 cent increase in fuel is big it is actually huge. it impacts the entire economy. the price of goods will soar under the new costs to ship.
the 10 cents is just the cost increase. which means the price will actually go up 12-15 so the companies make their money back.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.