More consumers complain of watery fuel, poor oversight

By john.wallace water in fuel

Consumers say regulators have to step up their investigations after more complaints that a Toronto gas station sold water-laden fuel.

 “We’re not being protected properly,” said Ben Ferguson, a Leslieville real estate representative who filled up his vehicle at Neon Gas, located as 1200 Queen Street East three years ago.

Ferguson says Acura mechanics told him his vehicle was damaged as a result of water in fuel.

Last year, lighting business owner Virginie Jaran filled up her Mazda Miata at the station. Minutes later, the car stalled. She says mechanics told her there was water in the tank, requiring $600 in repairs.

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