ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A total of 20 stores in
Arizona and New Mexico received contaminated gas from a northwestern New
Western Refining spokesman Gary Hanson says a
gasket failed, allowing water to leak into a petroleum storage tank near
Gallup last week. The company has established a claims hotline.
Stores in Rio Rancho, Kirtland, Jamestown, Aztec,
Gallup, Santa Fe, Farmington and Albuquerque got deliveries of the
contaminated gas. In Arizona, it went to stores in Springerville, Show
Low, Teec Nos Pos, Holbrook, Flagstaff, Pinon, St. Johns and Keams
Western Refining is paying for repairs, provided
there's documentation for the Oct. 8 gasoline purchases at those stores
Two stores in far southwestern Colorado also received contaminated gas. The supplies since have been replaced.
Statement from Western Refining:
Dear Valued Customer,
On October 8, 2013, we experienced an unfortunate situation where contaminated gasoline was delivered to a limited number of convenience store locations throughout New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado.
We are working diligently to rectify the situation. We have removed and replaced the gasoline at each of these locations. We have established a claims hotline available 24 hours a day to assist you in getting your vehicle repaired if you were impacted by this unfortunate occurrence.
We appreciate your patronage and know that this is an unfortunate inconvenience and one that we want to make right. If you purchased fuel on October 8 from any of the stores listed below please call 877-511-1012 and we will assist you in your claim.
Again, thank you for your continued support and, most especially, your patience and understanding.