It is real folks, not a urban legend!!
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA -- Just before the heavy-driving Memorial Day
weekend, more than 500 Shell and Texaco stations in the South have
stopped selling gasoline because of high sulfur levels that can ruin
vehicle fuel gauges and make an empty tank appear full.
The damage done by the bad gasoline could cause some drivers to run out
of gas unexpectedly. Also, car owners may have to replace their fuel
gauges, a repair job that can often cost $400 to $600.
The tainted gasoline originated at the Motiva Enterprises refinery in
Norco, according to Shell Oil Co.