Customers Who Received Contaminated Gas Encouraged To Call Western Refining

By Dennis Lambert
Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 10:22am
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Western Refining is looking for people whose vehicles may have been damaged by a problem at its refinery in northwestern New Mexico.

Ten gas stations in northern and eastern Arizona got the contaminated fuel, which the company says was the result of a gasket failure that allowed water to leak into a petroleum storage tank near Gallup.

The bad fuel was sold at Mobil, Shell, Maverick and Safeway stations from Flagstaff to the Navajo Nation.

Company spokesman Gary Hanson says the contaminated gas could cause a number of problems.

“It dilutes the gasoline, so therefore the engine doesn’t run as it should. You know, it may idle rough or may have difficulty starting," Hanson said.

Hanson says about 60 customers have filed repair claims. The company has set up a hotline to take the claims at 1-877-511-1012.

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