News over the last few days has revealed that silicon contamination was the cause of the recent problems to thousands of vehicles. The problem has been traced back to fuel storage tanks in Essex and Harvest Energy have confirmed that the high silicon fuel has been isolated and no more contaminated fuel would make its way to the forecourts.
Harvest have recommended that those affected should contact their petrol retailer for more information. Supermarket petrol stations at Tesco, Morrisons and ASDA stores have been associated with this fuel crisis and Tesco have today printed a full page apology in several newspapers which assures motorists that their fuel is ‘back to normal’.
There is some comfort for those who purchased their fuel at Tesco and have experienced problems with their cars as Tesco assures: ‘If petrol bought at Tesco has damaged your car, we’d like to say how sorry we are. More to the point, we’d like to promise to pay for the repairs.’
They confirm that ‘all the affected stores in the South East of England have been refueled with a fresh clean supply.’ and ‘No other Tesco stores were affected by this incident’.
If your car was affected by fuel bought at Tesco and you would like more information, the number to call is 0800 028 6428.