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27 Feb

Watered-down gas complaints, damaging cars

By john.wallace

BOSTON - In Boston, we love that dirty water, but there's not much to love about dirty gasoline in your car. Contaminated fuel can ruin your car engine. It's a problem at gas stations across the country if you're planning a road trip.

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23 Feb

Tainted fuel at gas station causes vehicles to break down

By john.wallace

A $9 gas purchase from the Madison Food Mart Shell station cost Andrew Carpenter $505.89 by the end of Wednesday. He and four other customers, including a U.S. Postal Service truck, bought gas that had been tainted with water and caused their cars to break down almost immediately.

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19 Feb

One in Three Greek Gas Stations Show Fuel Violations

By john.wallace

Getting gas at Greek fuel stations has become a risk with a report that one-third of them have fixed the flow meters to show you’re getting less than buying and with frequent adulteration of the product. Checks of some 546 gasoline stations showed that 181 had violated the law as shown by the real figures of fixed inflow-outflow systems, said Kathimerini, and fiddling with other required data so they could boost their income, including selling dirty or diluted fuel.

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19 Feb

Tainted gas sold to Jacksonville-area drivers

By john.wallace

Florida inspectors found water, sediment and more in samples taken from several local gas stations. It’s a problem across our area. Cheryl Cochran got a tank of bad gas from a Georgia gas station.

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