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Fuel problems worse than thought
New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | May 29, 2004 | Keith DarcÚ

Posted on 05/29/2004 4:03:34 AM PDT by sarcasm

Edited on 07/14/2004 1:00:38 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

At least a quarter of the gasoline stations in metropolitan New Orleans sold tainted fuel to customers recently, more than twice as many as earlier revealed.

That means significantly more local motorists bought gasoline that contains too much sulfur, which could cause their gas gauges to get stuck. The problem also could cause motorists traveling this Memorial Day weekend to run out of gas because their gauges erroneously indicate they've still got fuel.


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1 posted on 05/29/2004 4:03:34 AM PDT by sarcasm
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To: sarcasm
A earlier thread at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1144221/posts

Other locations Miami, Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

As well as Louisville, Kentucky.

More after the fact information as well.

Estimated repair bills $300 - $400

2 posted on 05/29/2004 4:44:16 AM PDT by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee.)
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This is what happens when existing refineries are working close to capacity for extended periods of time. If we had more refinining capacity in this country such problems would be less likely PLUS the cost of petroleum products would decline.


3 posted on 05/29/2004 5:09:26 AM PDT by toddst
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America is running on empty, due to the enviromental laws and regulations discouraging refineries, exploration, and manufacturing.


4 posted on 05/29/2004 5:52:21 AM PDT by meenie
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I am not one to don the tin-foil beanie, but how in the world could quality control be so bad that a refinery sent out this much off-spec fuel? Something funny is going on here.


5 posted on 05/29/2004 5:53:18 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown)
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At least a quarter of the gasoline stations in metropolitan New Orleans sold tainted fuel to customers recently, more than twice as many as earlier revealed.

It's true. My uncle lives in New Orleans, and his car had diarrhea for a week. Tainted fuel.

6 posted on 05/29/2004 6:03:45 AM PDT by Agnes Heep (Solus cum sola non cogitabuntur orare pater noster)
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