Police: Two Gas Stations Mistakenly Distribute Jet Fuel
Keyport and Manasquan station received wrong delivery
Delta Gas Station on Route 36 in Keyport and Lukoil in Manasquan were shut down after the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office reported to local police that jet fuel was mistakenly delivered to the stations, police said.
In addition, three locations in Mercer County were also shut down after authorities discovered jet fuel was delivered to pumps there.
The jet fuel caused several vehicles to stall out due to the fuel mixture, according to a press release from Keyport Police Chief Butch Casaletto.
It's unknown at this time if the jet fuel was added to the high-test 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.
Jersey Journal reported Monday that the affected Mercer County gas station were: Lukoil at 2515 Brunswick Pike in Lawrence, Express Fuel at 2482 S. Broad St. in Hamilton, and Lukoil at 1070 White Horse Ave. in Hamilton.
If you believe you've are an affected customer of the gas stations, call the state office of weights and measures at (732) 815-4840