Some of the gas stations that the state initially indicated as having possibly received contaminated gas have now been decontaminated, while two new gas stations have been added to the list of those affected.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services made the announcement Sunday more than twenty Citgo gas stations across the state may have received contaminated gas mixed with diesel fuel that could damage or disable engines. The agency said on Tuesday that six stations did not receive the contaminated fuel Eight other stations were inspected, treated and disinfected. Seventeen stations were subject to a “stop sale” order from the state.
Rogers Petroleum, located at 134 N Desoto Ave., has been added. In Arcadia, to the state’s most recent listing, it remained under a stop-sale order as of Tuesday.
The state was also newly defined bgi LLC, At 7977 W. Donilon Rd in Donilon, I was also affected. At PJI, neither regular nor premium fuel was contaminated, only diesel, State said. The state said that station has already been inspected and cleared to sell fuel.
Aaron Keller, a spokesperson for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, said Citgo provided the department with an update involving the two stations, which is why they weren’t previously listed.
Customers who purchased gas after 10 am on Saturday may have been affected. (The updated list of stations is at the bottom of this story.)
will weather He told the Tampa Bay Times on Monday It discovered the contaminated gas at the Tampa Bay plant on Saturday As a result of a “product routing problem” and ordered the fuel “rack” or pipeline that was mixing diesel fuel with gasoline to be shut down. The company said It is conducting a “full investigation” but has not yet provided any details about the investigation.
consumers who You can purchase fuel from one of the affected gas stations on or after Saturday and start your claim at: www.citgo.com/contact-us.
Florida officials have also opened a hotline to receive complaints from people they believe have purchased bad fuel. People can call 1-800-435-7352 or file a complaint at fdacs.gov.
“It is never good to have such a catastrophic mistake for consumers, but especially so during a time when Floridians are evacuating from a potentially dangerous storm,” Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson said in a statement Tuesday, referring to Hurricane Idalia. “I firmly believe that our management was able to mitigate what could have been a worse situation. We stand ready to assist those whose vehicles and equipment were affected by contaminated fuel.”
The state said six previously flagged stations did not receive the contaminated fuel shipment:
Dunn’s Car Wash: 39522 U.S. Highway 19N, Tarpon Springs
7-Eleven: 3437 US Highway 19, Vacation
7-Eleven: 13411 Fish Hook Blvd., Lithia
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QUICK AND EASY STOP: 4529 B. Ridge Road, Sarasota
Palmer’s Convenience Station: 903 Cattleman Road, Sarasota
2K Express 5: 6202 N 40th Street, Tampa
Eight stations were inspected, treated and disinfected by the state for the sale of fuel:
7-Eleven: 720 Chiquita Street, North Cape Coral
7-Eleven: 2604 Skyline Blvd., Cape Coral
7-Eleven: 601 Pine Island Rd SW, Cape Coral
7-Eleven: 6050 Dean Dairy Rd., Zephyrhills
7-Eleven: 714 Burnt Store Road, Cape Coral
Whole Foods Store #87: 3205 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres
Falkenberg Citgo: 5320 Falkenberg Road, Tampa
PJI LLC: 7977 W Dunnellon Road, Dunnellon (regular and premium fuel were not contaminated, only diesel fuel)
17 previously identified plants remain subject to a stop-sale order pending laboratory confirmation:
7-Eleven: 4325 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres
7-Eleven: 12750 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers
7-Eleven: 290 Lakeland Park Road, Lakeland
7-Eleven: 940 S. Broad Street, Brooksville
7-Eleven: 1626 Meadow Road, Lehigh Acres
7-Eleven: 2401 James Redman Parkway, Plant City
BJ Wholesale: 1929 Pine Island Road NE, Cape Coral
BJ’s Wholesale: 9372 Ben C Pratt Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
BJ’s Wholesale: 13585 Northeast Route 86, Lady Lakes
Whole Foods Store #86: 21321 Palm Beach Ave., Alpha
Superday Citgo: 1595 South McCall Road, Port Charlotte
Bolton One LLC: 15434 U.S. Highway 19, Hudson
JHW #310 – DBA Avenue Citgo: 11867 N. Williams St., Dunellon
Al Prime – Daytona Beach: 1898 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach
Food & Gas Choice: 310 N Central Ave., Umatilla
Perfect Station 5: 9931 N Florida Ave, Tampa
Rogers Petroleum: 134 N. DeSoto Street, Arcadia
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