Guam fuel tank blaze halts gas sales
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By Steve Limtiaco
Pacific Daily News
Guam gas stations will not be selling fuel to the public until a fire at the commercial port's tank farm has been extinguished, officials announced today.
Gas stations with working pumps will be providing gasoline only in support of typhoon recovery efforts, said Jeff Borja, president and country manager of Mobil Oil Guam.
The fire started at the Mobil tank facility during the typhoon on Sunday. Two Mobil tanks, one with gasoline and the other with jet fuel, caught fire and eventually burned out.
A tank of diesel fuel continued to burn yesterday.
Guam Fire Chief Felix Sablan said oil officials have told him a full tank of fuel could take four days to burn out.
Department of Administration Director Clifford Guzman said it could then take three days for a tank to cool enough for the area to be accessible.