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Exxon's bad fuel totals 5M gallons

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A state official says more than five million gallons of gasoline shipped from the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge terminal in mid-March was tainted by something that's causing the intake and valve systems of vehicles to gum up.

Mike Strain, Louisiana's Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, says he's been speaking with Exxon officials since late Wednesday about the bad fuel. He told The Advocate Thursday that the problem is contained to two batches of gasoline -- a total of 120,000 barrels -- shipped between March 12 and March 15.

The president of a Baton Rouge automotive shop says he's seen 40 or 50 cases in the past week of motorists getting bad fuel.

Anyone questioning their fuel purchase should call the ExxonMobil North America Customer Care center at 855-300-2659.

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