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Station vends jet fuel instead of gasoline at pumps

GasBuddy Blog -- Whoops! Cars filling up in Hamilton, NJ left a Lukoil station not with regular gasoline but aviation jet fuel. According to the Associated Press, authorities closed Lukoil at 2515 Brunswick Pike in Lawrence, Express Fuel at 2482 South Broad Street in Hamilton, and Lukoil at 1070 White Horse Avenue in Hamilton after discovering that jet fuel was being dispensed instead of regular.

Mercer County spokeswoman Julie Willmot says the stations will remain closed until all underground storage tanks, lines and filters are emptied and cleaned. State officials are investigating how the mistake happened. Also, several cars stalled on Friday when a gas station in Keyport and one in Manasquan unknowingly pumped jet fuel into their tanks.
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Submitted Dec 13, 2012 By: PD
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Bttlecat
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 1:49:52 AM

Now the motorist can really fly. May be they can use it in their 'Flux Capacitor ,' It is Back to the Future to read this post for the first time.
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mdcsgt
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2013 1:28:18 PM

More overhead expenses for the OIL COMPANY that has to repair the vehicles for their mistake. "AKA" consumers will pay for it a PENNY at that time at the pumps.
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kennyman
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 11:08:46 PM

OOOPS could end up expensive with repairs.
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priver
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 9:39:23 AM

Unbelievable..
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stlhawk
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 9:44:47 PM

Sounds like the lawyers will get rich on this one.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:02:29 AM

Were the drag racers from Detroit's Woodward avenue in town for rally.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 5:26:40 PM

Recycled story there, PD.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 7:37:16 AM

oops
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:12:26 PM

Oh boy...
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 5:17:11 PM

Not good!
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 1:54:16 PM

Oops....someone is going to pay for this mistake
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:15:31 AM

kaaaaaaaaabooooooom
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:58:37 PM

Got to hate it!
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:57:49 PM

old
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PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:21:02 PM

Engine died on everyone of them as they drove away.
Required tow, draining fuel tank, hours lost.

Jet fuel won't burn in an automotive engine that requires gasoline. Just like filling the tank with water.

[Edited by: PhilnTX at 2/15/2013 12:22:13 PM EST]
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Medic55
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 8:15:28 PM

Wow, talk about putting a tiger in your tank!
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 8:53:20 AM

In the mean time they are giving a discount to any jets that wants to fill up at that station. lol
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lesandliz
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 9:17:59 PM

Bet they had some get up & go in those cars...

[Edited by: lesandliz at 1/1/2013 9:20:42 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 11:21:25 PM

Oh my.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 9:49:41 PM

What a mess.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 5:49:01 AM

The roadways must have been filled with stalled cars...
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 7:19:24 PM

Looks like the drivers need to be paid aliitle more of .... fired....
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 11:29:46 PM

Everything has to be cleaned up in the cars, the stations, the delivery trucks....all.
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 11:28:28 PM

This contamination is costly to get rid of.
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 5:38:19 PM

I have a garage heater the will run on kero, jp-5, jet-a-fuel,or diesel, it has a label that say any of those will work, The first time I ever looked at it I went huh?!?
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 11:09:14 AM

should not have occured.
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 8:51:42 AM

i wonder how that affected the cars?
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Rajah
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 9:18:33 PM

Jet fuel is basically kerosene. I don't think that even a flex-fuel car would be able to digest that stuff.
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 2:44:37 PM

Whew!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 11:42:28 PM

How could such a blunder happen?
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:05:27 PM

Wow, what a goof
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:39:02 PM

Sounds like a lot of liability to go around......... Lawyers delight.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 6:38:41 PM

That's bad.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 4:30:39 PM

Doh.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 4:29:32 PM

I hate it when that happens.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 4:21:07 PM

it happens. safety first though.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 2:36:23 PM

Not good for mileage.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 1:53:11 PM

Oops!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 1:46:31 PM

Boom?!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 1:36:41 PM

Station vends jet fuel instead of gasoline at pumps, if only the vehicle had jet engines then everything would have turned out fine. Flying cars? But the vehicle has a gasoline engine and things will get very costly for the fuel distributor.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 1:11:50 PM

@ civicdutie >>

Quote: "...Hmm...doesn't jet fuel smell different?"

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And it tastes different too.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 1:03:29 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 1:02:12 PM

Do not buy fuel from Russian scams.
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jodybull
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 1:00:45 PM

Will my diesel pickup run on jet fuel? Will I go faster?
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 1:00:27 PM

Oye! I hope the jets didn't get auto fuel!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:59:06 PM

Oops!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:58:38 PM

That'll boost the octane rating!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:58:33 PM

Why would this fuel even be on the same truck as that needed by service stations?
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:58:20 PM

This was posted yesterday. It's not "news" anymore.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:58:06 PM

Hmm...doesn't jet fuel smell different?
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:57:13 PM

So who pays for the vehicle damage for those who filled up with this stuff?
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