Fuel sampled, inspected at Pearl gas station


PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is investigating after they’ve received complaints about watered down gas in Rankin County.

A picture circulating on Facebook appears to show a person putting water in fuel tanks.

MDAC tells WJTV they received three complaints about the Sunoco located at 2715 Old Brandon Road in Pearl. Officials said each call was based on Facebook posts, with no fuel actually purchased by the complainants. 

They said they inspected the gas on site and no water was found in the fuel storage tanks.  Fuel samples obtained  will be analyzed at the State Chemical Laboratory at Mississippi State University for compliance with state specifications. 

Officials said all fuel sold Mississippi must meet American Society for Testing and Materials specifications for quality.
Anyone who buys fuel and believes that they have received a faulty fuel product or have not received the amount of product they should have may contact the petroleum division office at 601-359-1101. 

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