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Nightmare at the Petrol Station: Shell Mixes up Fuels

Ábrahám Vass 2019.09.25.

As of today, 350 motorists have notified Shell that they tanked with the wrong fuel at the company’s Füredi st. branch (Budapest’s 14th district) as the station accidentally mixed up petrol and diesel there.

On Monday, Shell alerted drivers that during either delivery or discharge, its FuelSave 95 petrol and FuelSave Diesel were mixed up and were sold from Friday morning on that particular gas station. Shell estimates the total number of affected cars to be around one thousand as it halted petrol sales on Saturday, while diesel was only ceased on Sunday evening. 

The company also informed drivers that although petrol cars may stop if they were fueled with diesel, it causes no major damage and the issue can easily be solved by removing the wrong fuel and cleaning the car’s fuel system.

Putting petrol in a diesel car is, however, a lot more serious; the company therefore calls motorists to turn to a car service as soon as possible.

Shell added that it would compensate for damages caused by the fuel mix-up.

featured image via MTI/Zsolt Czeglédi