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Fuel contaminated at tribe's station

 

INDIAN VILLAGE – Fuel contamination forced the AC One Stop Ischoopa service station on the Alabama- Coushatta Indian Reservation to shut down its fuel pumps last week. Tribe officials said the service station staff discovered on the afternoon of Thursday, April 24, their fuel supplier had contaminated both the unleaded and diesel holding tanks and immediately shutdown all affected pumps. The fuel supplier, Brenco Marketing, sent a representative to inspect the error and concluded that one of their employees had mistakenly placed diesel fuel in the unleaded holding tank and unleaded fuel in the diesel holding tank. "This was at no fault of the Tribe or One Stop Ischoopa staff, but as a responsible business entity we will work with our customers and Brenco's insurance company to ensure that they are all taken care of," said Tribal Council Chairman Ronnie Thomas. "All claims can be reported to AC One Stop Ischoopa staff and we can verify through documented receipts, credit card transactions and video surveillance for anyone that purchased petroleum products between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Thursday April 24." AC One Stop staff will guide and direct customers through the filing of a claim with Brenco's insurance company, Farmland Nationwide Insurance. Any customer can contact AC One Stop Ischoopa Manager Sheila Alec regarding any issue regarding the contamination at (936) 563-1360 or (936) 933-1091.

 

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