A gas station in Wingate, N.C. sold gas diluted with water that damaged drivers’ cars. WBTV started investigating the problem after a call to our tip line. A state inspector later confirmed the problem. Now the fuel distribution company is working to cover the cost of damage to drivers' cars.
While Judge Karen Owens indicated that she would ultimately approve a DIP plan, she opened the door for the possibility of lawsuits from the governments and various companies that claim they are owed money.
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Colonial Pipeline have agreed to a consent order that would require Colonial to pay nearly $5 million for the August 2020 gasoline spill in the Oehler Nature Preserve near Huntersville.