Fuel recall hits one Tulsa gas station, the high ethanol fuel can damage pumps and car engines

Posted at 4:08 AM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 11:24:04-04

TULSA - A fuel recall affecting many parts of Oklahoma has reached Tulsa and temporarily closed one gas station for the time being. 

A Sam's Club representative said the overall impact of the recall on their gas station is "pretty minimal." The gas station reopened on Thursday after switching out the fuel. 

State regulators say Magellan Midstream Partners distributed about 450,000 gallons of gas containing high levels of ethanol throughout the state. 

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission released a list of affected gas stations Tuesday, and one of them is the Sam's Club gas station on 71st and Mingo. 

The commission said gas with high levels of ethanol can damage fuel pumps and car engines.

The fuel may contain as much as 30 percent ethanol.

It was dispatched from the Magellan facility starting Tuesday, August 23 to Monday, August 29 from one of six delivery bays.

People affected can send complaints to Magellan Midstream Partners or Sam's Club. Magellan updated their list of retailers that received the fuel. Here is that list.

In addition, fuel complaints regarding this or any other concern related to fuel measurement or quality can be filed on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's website or by phone at 405-521-2211.

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