BY BOB HOLT
New Jersey saw long lines at gas stations after Hurricane Sandy due to shortages, but recently a couple of local service stations have received deliveries of jet fuel.
A delivery was made to a Delta station in Keyport, where the wrong fuel was pumped until just before 7 p.m., when police closed the station.
According to nj1015.com, a Lukoil station on Route 71 in Manasquan also got shipments of jet fuel.
The Asbury Park Press reported that at least seven of the Keyport Delta customers said their vehicles had been damaged, according to local police. There had been no claims of damage at the Lukoil station yet.
Police Chief George Casaletto called the shipment “a mistaken delivery,” and said there would be no criminal charges. But the Delta station would be held responsible for automobile damages. People reporting damage said their cars had been stalling or breaking down.
There was said to be no concern of a fire.
CBS New York reported that the Keyport station would be closed until the operators can clean the jet fuel out of the pumps.
Matawan-Aberdeen Patch reports that Keyport police are asking anyone who purchased fuel at the Route 36 station and is having car trouble to report it at 732-264-0706. Callers will be asked to document their purchase with a receipt.