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Chevron halts sales of bad batch of gas in world's energy capital

  • Chevron (CVX) says it halted sales last week of a bad batch of premium and mid-grade gasoline at stations around Houston, and will compensate customers who say their cars were damaged.
  • ~500 stations were initially included in the sales halt as a precaution, but CVX has since allowed ~375 stations to resume sales.
  • CVX says the gasoline came from a terminal at Galena Park, Tex., where additives are blended with the fuel.
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  • wweirich
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    Any references outside of SA - on the specifics of the QC breach? What particiular chemistry was disrupted or screwed up?
    11 Jul, 09:08 AM Reply Like
  • crazty4tennis
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    Great company and stock plus terrific dividends. Long CVX.
    11 Jul, 09:16 AM Reply Like
  • brycenesbitt
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    For details see http://bit.ly/1qRvkP7
    "The bad fuel had high levels of a substance that makes valves stick and leaves deposits in injectors, gumming up the firing process and potentially causing engine damage, said Black, of the state agriculture department."
    11 Jul, 04:04 PM Reply Like
  • JLPell
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    Interesting. My Lexus just started idling roughly after my last fill up, but I'm in Northern California. I hope they are right that it is limited to Texas.
    14 Jul, 01:39 PM Reply Like
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