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 2014, 09:08 AM Reply Like
  • crazty4tennis
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    Great company and stock plus terrific dividends. Long CVX.
    11 Jul 2014, 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 2014, 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 2014, 01:39 PM Reply Like
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