Contaminated fuel found in petrol station

THE Ultimate bowser at the BP in Kingaroy St will be out of action for a couple of weeks after water leaked into the underground tanks.

When John Beaumont filled up his car on October 10 it stopped working a few hundred metres from the station.

He called RACQ and was towed to Ken Mills Toyota, where a high concentration of water was found in the fuel

"You could see it was almost 80% water," Mr Beaumont said.

The RACQ technician was called to help four other BP customers around the same time.

"I think it's because the tanks are old and with all the rain we've had in the last few weeks water has got into the tanks."

"You'd think with all this modern technology they'd be able to know there was water in the fuel."

Despite the breakdown Mr Beaumont said BP did right by him.

They repaid him about $982 for costs and repairs.

In a statement BP admitted there was a problem with the tanks.

"A small number of customers experienced issues with their vehicles after refuelling," a spokesman said.

"Customers affected are receiving support."

"While the operator is looking into what caused the issues, it has chosen to replace a fuel tank on site and has temporarily closed the Ultimate fuel pumps."

South Burnett

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