Police: Keyport Gas Station Mistakenly Distributes Jet Fuel

The station received the wrong delivery, police say.

Update: Keyport was one of six gas stations to receive jet fuel, according to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. - 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 12

Delta Gas Station on Route 36 in Keyport was shut down Friday after the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office reported to local police that jet fuel was mistakenly delivered to that station and a station in Manasquan, according to a press release from Keyport Police Chief Butch Casaletto.

The jet fuel caused several vehicles to stall out due to the fuel mixture, Casaletto explained. 

It's unknown at this time if the jet fuel was added to the hightest or to the regular fuel tank. 

Monmouth County Hazmat and the Keyport Fire Department were contacted and advised police that there was no fire danger in regards to the fuel delivery. 

The New Jersey Service of Emergency Response Team will be following up on this matter, according to Casaletto. Police ask that anyone who purchased fuel at this location and is having car trouble to contact the Keyport Police Department at 732-264-0706 to report it. Callers will be asked to document the time of their purchase with their receipt. 

Sgt. Steven Dixon and Ptl. Gregory Johnson responded to the scene.

anooolka December 11, 2012 at 03:25 AM
I just want to point out that not everybody saves the receipts or even receives them at the gas station esp when u pay cash
Curtis Johnson December 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM
Yeah....what happens if you don't have your receipt? They will probably accuse you of putting your own jet fuel in your car.
Barbara Pearce December 11, 2012 at 07:27 PM
You're right Curtis! I always pay cash and have never asked for a receipt.
Joyce December 11, 2012 at 08:15 PM
I purchased fuel from this station on October 27 - the car had no problem before that. I drove to Asbury Park and noticed a little hesitancy then the car started acting up on the way back from AP. Specifically stepping on the gas and only going as fast as 50 on the parkway. The car was taken to a Nissan dealer to be fixed.
Chelsea Naso December 12, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Here is an update from the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs: http://patch.com/A-0rxJ The jet fuel was sold at six locations across four counties from Wednesday, Dec. 5 to Friday, Dec. 7.


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