Mix-Up Causes Gas Stations to Pump Jet Fuel Into Cars

Authorities closed a station in Lawrence, and two in Hamilton after the error was discovered.

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012  |  Updated 6:01 PM EDT
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Two gas stations in Monmouth County and three in Mercer County received an accidental delivery of jet fuel instead of regular gas. NBC10's Christine Maddela reports.

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Two gas stations in Monmouth County and three in Mercer County received an accidental delivery of jet fuel instead of regular gas. NBC10's Christine Maddela reports.

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Jet Fuel Pumped Into Cars at N.J. Gas Stations

Officials say aviation fuel was pumped into cars after it was mistakenly delivered to three New Jersey gas stations.
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Officials say aviation fuel was pumped into cars after it was mistakenly delivered to three New Jersey gas stations.
 
Authorities closed a station in Lawrence, and two in Hamilton after the error was discovered.
 
Mercer County spokeswoman Julie Willmot tells The Times of Trenton 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.
 
Several cars stalled on Friday when a gas station in Keyport and one in Manasquan unknowingly pumped jet fuel into their tanks.

If you're worried that you pumped aviation fuel into your vehicle, officials recommend contacting the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and filing a complaint with them. You should also contact the gas station where you received the fuel.
 

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