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Who's to blame for fuel mix-up? Customers want answers

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(KMOV) -- Customers are furious following a recent fuel mix-up at a gas station.

Daniel Ray of Columbia, Illinois says his 2008 Ford Focus shut down Tuesday after he filled up at the Circle K Shell station on Telegraph Road in south St. Louis County.

Ray says he used a nozzle labeled for regular gasoline. However, as it turns out, it was diesel fuel that was pumped into his tank.

An auto repair shop told Ray it would cost at least $1,000 to fix his damaged engine.

Ray filed a claim with Wisconsin-based Klemm Tank Lines, the company that transports and distributes fuel to the Circle K station.  A company spokesperson confirmed Klemm Tank Lines is investigating the matter.

Since this story aired at 10 p.m. Wednesday, at least a half dozen more customers have contacted News 4's Jasmine Huda, saying they experienced the same fuel mishap at the Circle K station.

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