Skip to comments.Fuel problems worse than thought
Posted on 05/29/2004 4:03:34 AM PDT by sarcasmEdited 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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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
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.
America is running on empty, due to the enviromental laws and regulations discouraging refineries, exploration, and manufacturing.
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.
It's true. My uncle lives in New Orleans, and his car had diarrhea for a week. Tainted fuel.