ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A total of 20 stores in Arizona and New Mexico
received contaminated gas from a northwestern New Mexico refinery.
Western Refining spokesman Gary Hanson said 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 Canyon.
Western Refining is paying for repairs, provided there’s documentation for the
Oct. 8 gasoline purchases at those stores and repairs.
Two stores in far southwestern Colorado also received contaminated gas. The
supplies since have been replaced.