ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Contaminated gasoline from a New Mexico refinery went
to stations in three states this week, including Arizona.
KOB-TV reported that several loads of bad gasoline went
to Giant convenient stores in Albuquerque as well as stores in Show Low and
Springerville, Ariz., and Cortez and Durango, Colo.
Western Refining spokesman Gary Hanson said a gasket failed, allowing water to
leak into a petroleum storage tank near Gallup.
Hanson says company workers did not realize the leak occurred until a customer
called to complain on Tuesday.
Numerous motorists in Albuquerque had to take their vehicles to repair shops
after the vehicles wouldn’t start or stopped while being driven.
Hanson said the company will pay for repairs provided there’s documentation for
the gasoline purchases and repairs.