Tesco fuel safe to use after scare

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco apologised to motorists this week - after revealing its stores at Clevedon and Nailsea were caught up in the contaminated fuel crisis

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco apologised to motorists this week - after revealing its stores at Clevedon and Nailsea were caught up in the contaminated fuel crisis.On its website this week, Tesco named both stores as two of 200 which had been affected by the contaminated fuel.But the retail giant has now said the problem has now been resolved and that fuel from its stations is back to normal and safe to use.It is also offering to pay for repairs to any vehicles which were damaged as a result of the contaminated fuel. It has set up a dedicated team to deal with claims and also organised a special helpline on 0800 0286428.A Tesco spokesman said: "Through our rigorous testing programme, we know that a limited number of stores were affected by contaminated fuel, and only on certain days."After rigorous checks by Tesco and independent experts, we traced the problem to a batch of unleaded fuel from a storage facility used by one of our suppliers in Essex."All the affected stores have been refuelled with a fresh, clean supply."In a statement on its website it added: "We will of course pay for any necessary repairs and we can provide other reasonable assistance such as a hire car or travel expenses."* Are you a driver who has been forced off the road after filling up with contaminated fuel? Write to us and let us know at North Somerset Times Mailbox, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW. You can also e-mail us at nstimes@archant.co.uk


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