June 20, 2013 | Volume 117 Number 9

Diesel found in unleaded gas tanks

Some drivers filling up at the Spoko Fuel gas station in Airway Heights found diesel instead of unleaded gasoline in a mix-up last Tuesday, June 11.

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According to a press release sent out by the Spokane Tribe, which owns Spoko Fuel, R.E. Powell Distributing Co., placed diesel fuel in the unleaded gasoline tanks at the station. Employees at Spoko Fuel blocked off access to the gas pumps once the situation became apparent. The convenience store’s operation continued while crews drained the underground tanks of the diesel fuel.

Several customers reported the incident after filling up earlie...

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