Diesel fuel was dispersed from a non-diesel pump in Ladson; issue now resolved

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LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture says it is investigating a complaint by a consumer regarding diesel fuel that is being dispersed from a non-diesel pump.

It happened at the Spinx gas station located at 3665 Ladson Road.

The SCDA told News 2 they have noticed a few complaints about diesel fuel being in the 87 octane pumps at the station.

One person who reached out to us said they discovered the problem Wednesday around 6:00 p.m. They also said some of the trucks at his business had issues with the wrong fuel, as well as a few of his co-worker’s personal vehicles at the business having issues.

He said they were working to siphon the fuel out of the gas tanks.

The SCDA said they were going to send an investigator to the station to investigate the matter.

We have reached out to Spinx corporate office for more information. The company’s director of marketing, Hayley Bledsoe, sent us a statement that says, “Last night we experienced a fuel issue at one of our stores in the Ladson area. The issue has been resolved and we are working with all impacted parties to resolve any further concerns.”

During their investigation, the SC Dept. of Agriculture pulled samples from the tanks and found no problems and said the issue had been resolved.

Any customers who had problems with diesel in their tanks are asked to call Spinx Corporate line at 864-233-5421, or visit myspinx.com

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