New Jersey Drivers Relieved To Fill Up On Gas Until They Realize It’s Mixed With Diesel Fuel

If you’ve been following the news at all in the last week, you know that gas has been a coveted product on the East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Storm survivors have been dependent on it to power their generators and drivers have been lining up for hours to fill their vehicles. One New Jersey gas station was happy to serve fuel-hungry customers, but made the unfortunate mistake of serving up gasoline mixed with diesel fuel. Total buzzkill.

There were at least 35 drivers who had the misfortune to fill up with the combination gas, reports the New Jersey Star-Ledger, after waiting in line at a North Brunswick Hess station on Saturday.

The service station shut down shortly after it received complaints from customers, said a spokeswoman for Hess. Apparently a third-party company had provided the fuel, by way of a truck that had some leftover diesel fuel in it before it was filled with gasoline.

“Apparently there was a little bit of diesel in with a lot of gasoline,” she said. “We stand behind our product and will put things right for our customers.”

“We sincerely regret any inconvenience this has caused our customers,” she added.

The mixup was corrected after the diesel fuel/gas combo was pumped out and the tanks were cleaned.

Customers with any questions or concerns can call the company at 1-800-437-7645.

North Brunswick gas station mistakenly dispenses gas mixed with diesel fuel [New Jersey Star-Ledger]