Chevron working to get diesel pumps working again in Smithers

Chevron is confirming that they are having issues with their diesel pump in Smithers.

  • Jan. 18, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Chevron is confirming that they are having issues with their diesel pump in Smithers, likely related to the extreme temperatures experienced in the area.

Chevron Spokeswoman Deidre Reid said that the company is investigating why some pumps, here and in New Hazelton, are not working.

“Given the extreme temperatures that the north is experience at the moment, we suspect that’s where it’s lying,” she said.

The cold can affect their pumps in a number of ways, including freezing the condensation in the nozzles.

“There’s a lot of different reasons this could be happening.”

The short of the matter is that Chevron is not able to sell diesel fuel in Smithers and she said she’s aware of similar issues in the north, including from their own competitors.

The Petro-Canada station in Smithers does not sell diesel. The 7-11 Esso station in Smithers report that their diesel pumps are working properly.

She said the hope is to get diesel pumps working again in the next day or two but couldn’t confirm a timeline at the moment.

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