Gasoline Terminal Reopens After Bad Batch Problem
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — ExxonMobil has reopened the racks at its Baton Rouge gasoline terminal after it shut the facility down because of problems involving more than 5 million gallons of unleaded regular fuel.
Two batches of bad fuel produced at ExxonMobil in mid-March caused some Baton Rouge area drivers to experience problems with their intake and valve systems. The terminal re-opened Thursday, eight days after it was closed.
The Advocate reports ExxonMobil investigated and blamed the problems on an "atypical variation" in the fuel, though all of the gasoline produced met regulatory specifications.
The company said it has dispatched claims representatives to Baton Rouge to work with consumers who purchased tainted fuel. Exxon said it has begun reimbursing people with valid claims.
People with questions or concerns regarding fuel they may have purchased should contact ExxonMobil North America Customer Care at 855-300-2659.