Petrol sales paused in Wānaka after claims of vehicles stalling

by Kim Bowden - Mar 11, 2024

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A petrol station in Wānaka has had to shut off its flow of one fuel after complaints from motorists of problems with their vehicles after filling up there.

Sales of Premium 95 fuel were suspended at the Allied Petroleum Fuel Stop on Ballantyne Road in response to widespread social media reports of issues with it.

The company has not returned two calls today from Crux on the move.

Upper Clutha Transport, who hosts the Allied Petroleum pumps at its sites in both Wānaka and Luggate, has also declined to comment on the situation, saying it is for the fuel supplier to speak to.

Upper Clutha Transport has spoken to customers via its Facebook page, saying in a post two days ago other fuels remain available for purchase at the Wānaka site, while none are impacted in Luggate, where it is business as usual.

It apologises for any inconvenience and says it will keep customers updated.

Meanwhile many motorists have taken to Facebook to complain about problems with their vehicles that they believe are linked to petrol from the Wānaka stop.

Several say they have drained their vehicle's fuel tanks in response.

One driver says they provided a sample for testing to see if water was a contaminant, and tests came back negative. 

Another says their car was "spluttering and stalling" after being filled up on Thursday.

Do you think your vehicle may have been impacted? Get in touch with Crux via [email protected]

Main image (Google): The Ballantyne Road site of Allied Petroleum's 24-hour Wānaka Fuel Stop.

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