King Soopers mixes diesel with unleaded and damages several cars

King Soopers mixes diesel with unleaded and damages several cars

BENNETT, Colo. (KDVR) — Customers at a Bennett King Soopers gas station were left with stalled cars after a fuel misfire.

According to viewers of FOX31, a King Soopers gas station in the town of Bennett put unleaded diesel fuel in the tanks causing the cars a lot of trouble. Many cars began to break down and stall as they drove away.

Customers were informed that an investigation was ongoing and that an insurance company would be in contact with them.

Troubleshooters have contacted King Soopers to comment on the incident.

There was a supplier error at our Bennett gas station on May 11 around 8 p.m.

We have worked to notify affected customers and have completed remediation efforts at the fuel center, which has since reopened. We apologize for the error and are reviewing our processes with the supplier to prevent this from happening again in the future.

Jessica Trowbridge, King Soopers/City Market Corporate Affairs

This isn’t the first King Soopers gas station to sell the wrong fuel. Six years ago, a fuel supplier at a King Soopers on West Evans Avenue accidentally stored diesel in unleaded tanks. Fifty drivers were affected in this case.

A similar mix-up also occurred at a Valero in Commerce City in November 2021. State regulators investigated the situation as diesel damaged and destroyed several cars.

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