Supermarket's offer after contaminated fuel problems
6 March 2007

Supermarket chain Tesco is offering to pay for the cost of any car repairs necessitated by the contaminated fuel it sold.

The firm has taken out full-page advertisements in many national newspapers today (6 March), with the headline “Tesco petrol. It’s back to normal and we’re sorry.” Underneath, it says “More to the point, we’d like to pay for the repairs.”

Tesco was the most prominent supplier of petrol which had been inadvertently contaminated with silicon. The tainted fuel was sold at around 150 Tesco petrol stations around south-east England, as well as at 41 Morrisons fuel stations and some independent sellers.

The source of the contamination in the fuel was traced to storage tanks at a depot in Essex that supplies a number of different retailers.

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