Motorists who bought fuel at a Pawnee County gas station on the Cimarron Turnpike over the holiday weekend got more than they paid for.
Some drivers who bought gas at a Kum & Go along the Cimarron Turnpike that a Kum & Go spokesperson said a third-party fuel vendor accidentally supplied DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) into the mid-grade fuel tank.
Drivers saw problems immediately after putting gas in their vehicle at the Kum & Go when the vehicles suddenly stalled.
“The delivery truck delivering the fuel apparently, accidentally put ‘DEF,’ D-E-F, that's an additive for diesel fuel, in that tank,” said Matt Skinner, Spokesperson with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
Those with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission state that diesel exhaust fuel is not to be mixed with other fuels.
It's a mix-up Skinner says doesn't happen very often.
Kum & Go said in a statement:
Unfortunately on Monday, September 4, 2017, Kum & Go’s third-party fuel vendor accidentally supplied DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) into the mid-grade fuel tank at Store 880 on the Cimarron Turnpike in Lone Chimney, OK. As soon as the issue was discovered, the store stopped providing access to mid-grade fuel, and it will remain unavailable until the tank can be completely cleaned.
We apologize for this inconvenience. We are working with our vendor to determine the root cause for the error and take steps to ensure it doesn’t happen in the future. Cars who filled up using mid-grade fuel before the issue was discovered likely would have had engine troubles almost immediately after leaving the store. If a customer suspects his/her car was impacted, they may call our Customer Relations line at 1-888-458-6646 or return to the store to submit a claim for reimbursement.
Contact the OCC or file a complaint online.