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Watered-down gas complaints, damaging cars

Published Feb 27, 2019

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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Tainted fuel at gas station causes vehicles to break down

Published Feb 23, 2019

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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Tainted fuel at Middletown gas station causes vehicles to break down, auditor says

Published Feb 21, 2019

HAMILTON, Ohio — At least four drivers, including a mail carrier, were stranded Wednesday after receiving tainted gas at a Middletown gas station, according to the Butler County auditor.

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Four drivers stranded after pumping bad gas in Butler County

Published Feb 21, 2019

The Butler County auditor is sounding off about the lack of proper fuel testing again after at least four drivers were stranded due to alleged faulty fuel at a Madison Twp. gas station.

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One in Three Greek Gas Stations Show Fuel Violations

Published Feb 19, 2019

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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Tainted gas sold to Jacksonville-area drivers

Published Feb 19, 2019

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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How did $38 worth of gas cost an Aiken man $1,200 worth of repairs?

Published Feb 19, 2019

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- More than 600 people have complained about bad gas in Georgia over the last 18 months.

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Tainted gasoline complaints on the rise across NC

Published Feb 15, 2019

Channel 9 uncovered that samples at more than 1,000 stations in 2018 were condemned by the state in North Carolina. That means samples were found to be contaminated with water, sediment or weren’t the correct octane, which can ruin your car.

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Water discovered in fuel at gas stations after cars stall following recent downpours

Published Feb 09, 2019

Channel 9 learned that the recently pounding of rain the area has had this season could be causing water to get into gas pumps.

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Fuel WARNING - Keep your vehicle half full this month or you could risk THIS problem

Published Feb 07, 2019

DRIVERS are being urged to keep their fuel tank half full during the winter months as failing to do so could land you in trouble.

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