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Chinese Gas No Good- Cars Malfunction

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 6, 2011

The report below from wantchinatimes says that Chinese gas is under suspicion of hurting car engines. The idea is that the gas quality sucks. It could be this or maybe its the Chinese made vehicles, both of which would be of sketchy quality….
excerpt wantchinatimes.

Thousands of vehicles in Yueyang in Hunan Province are reported to be experiencing mechanical failures allegedly caused by unclean gasoline over the past month.
The First Financial Daily reported that local police had launched an investigation into the case. Currently, the suspicion is that the unclean fuel was supplied by the Anyang branch of China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, also known as Sinopec Corp.
Fuel products sold by the company’s Anyang branch of Henan Province in March and April 2010 is believed to have caused problems in many cars, including the leakage of yellow oil from the tail pipe, dark exhaust smoke, and unusual levels of gas consumption. An initial probe found that the gasoline used in these cars contained excessive levels of manganese and other chemical agents.
Now, Yueyang City of Hunan is facing a similar problem, with some saying the adulterated gasoline originated from Sinopec’s branch company in Anyang.
On Sunday, Yueyang city officials concluded a meeting on how to tackle the adulterated gasoline problem with a decision to launch a full-scale probe. According to officials, adulterated gasoline was shipped to 70 Sinopec gas stations in Yueyang between April 28 and May 5.
However, Sinopec denied the claim and said that its fuels met national quality standards, after conducting a series of tests in Hunan and Yueyang.

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