Shell, Marathon Locations Tainted by Sulfur

Laracy, Alex
July 2004
Convenience Store News;7/12/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 9, p10
Trade Publication
In the last two months, thousands of motorists in Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Kentucky have mysteriously run out of fuel even though their gas gauges indicated they had plenty left in the tank. The culprit: gasoline containing elevated levels of what chemists call elemental sulfur, which often corrodes silver sensors in fuel gauges. In early May, Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC was the first to encounter the issue, with the company ultimately reimbursing those who were inconvenienced by the gas gauge problem in the Louisville, Kentucky.


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