MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- Bob Anderson has been coming to McDonald's Sinclair on NE 23rd for years. He's always been confident he gets 100% pure gasoline. It's important for his dozer business.
But this week, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission released a list of stations, including the McDonald's Sinclair, that were accidentally given gasoline with up to 30% ethanol. Anderson said, "If it's used in a lawn mower, it's junk. It knocks mowers, weed eaters plumb out. They won't run."
The list has put a blemish on Raymond McDonald's full service station because his business was put on the list BY MISTAKE. McDonald told us, "I got a call before this all spilled out. We got an issue at Magellan. Ethanol got mixed up.
McDonald says his business has dropped by 25% this week. It's not what he needed on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. He told us, "Somehow we got our name on the list and the last 2 days it's been devastating."
The Corporation Commission sent us this statement, "I can confirm the station was checked by an OCC fuel inspector and is fine."
Magellan is actively recovering gasoline with high ethanol content at more than 100 other stations across the state.
Raymond McDonald is just hoping the mistake doesn't do irreparable damage to the business his family started in 1963.
"It's not true," he said, "everything is cool. Everything is good here."