MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Drivers in the Memphis area are experiencing problems at the pump, and it has nothing to do with high gas prices.
Nearly two dozen stations have unknowingly sold gas mixed with water, leaving many drivers with big car troubles — their vehicles died right at the pump.
Lion Oil Co., which has a terminal in Memphis, said a problem with frozen equipment resulted in the release of water into a small number of tanker trucks that were transporting their gasoline.
The owners of the stations offered stranded motorists some help and said the oil company has promised to pay for everything.
Owners of the gas stations called in environmental consultants to pump all the water out of their pumps, and said this is just a case of really bad luck.