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Plane Crash Linked to Water in Fuel

  A bush plane crashed earlier this month and the pilot escaped “without a scratch” – which is excellent news. The crash, however, was linked to water in the fuel. Just before take-off, the pilot filled up with the contaminated fuel. Shortly after taking off, the engine surged and then lost power, forcing the pilot […]

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State Shut Down in Missouri

  For a Missouri station, one dissatisfied customer led to an investigative reporter stopping by the station and a state shut-down. This is definitely a worst-case scenario. Water in a tank goes undetected, a customer’s vehicle is damaged – to the tune of $624, a manager is less than receptive and then things go steadily […]

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New EPA Regulations for UST Owners

The EPA has released updated requirements for the operation and maintenance of UST systems that will come into effect October of 2018. According to Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator of the EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, “These changes will better protect people’s health and benefit the environment in communities across the country by […]

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Environmental Impact of Dirty Fuel

There are lots of reasons that gas station owners want to keep their fuel and storage tanks clean. Reduced costs, happy customers, fewer equipment repairs. Not to be overlooked are the environmental reasons for a tight housekeeping schedule. This news story popped up in my feed today and it really got me thinking that this […]

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ABC 13 Eyewitness News reports

ABC 13 Eyewitness News out of Houston, Texas reported a story of a driver who experienced firsthand the damage that water in fuel can cause to an engine. A woman in Houston put $10 worth of fuel in her car and made it less than a mile down the road. While most station owners will […]

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Minor repair could have prevented major problems

Clean Fuels News June 23rd, 2015 the Coloradoan reported on a Fort Collins gas station that unintentionally sold fuel with heavy water infiltration to at least 5 customers. Damage claims were filed after the fuel caused damage to engines, resulting in some vehicles to fail minutes after leaving the station. Customers affected say they are […]

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“Watered down fuel?”

The Midwest has been getting hammered by rain lately with some states already exceeding the expected total for the whole year. This is bad news for some station owners. Sometimes the first sign of ill-maintained tank accesses is water in the tanks – and when it’s been pouring for a week, well, you can end […]

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Oklahoma – Vehicle Damage from Water in Fuel

http://www.kjrh.com/news/problem-solvers/problem-solvers-explain-actions-to-take-if-your-cars-gas-is-diluted-with-water KJRH, an NBC affiliate out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, reports on a story about contaminated fuel and the resulting damage to a customer’s vehicle. A customer’s vehicle sustains serious damage, with a repair bill totaling in the thousands, because of contaminated fuel. When a customer fills up at a gas station and the vehicle won’t […]

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