Lawsuit alleges Exxon denied more claims than paid

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — ExxonMobil says it has paid more than $4.6 million to nearly 2,900 motorists impacted by the company’s production of more than 5 million gallons of tainted fuel distributed in the Baton Rouge area in March 2014.

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge spokeswoman Stephanie Cargile tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1wJaemB) that the company has “proactively honored all valid claims that involved impacted fuel.”

Cargile says the company cannot “at this time” provide an average payout figure.

Exxon reopened the racks at its Baton Rouge gasoline terminal last Thursday after it shut the facility down because of problems involving more than 5 million gallons of unleaded regular fuel.

Two batches of bad fuel produced at ExxonMobil in mid-March 2014 caused some Baton Rouge area drivers to experience problems with their intake and valve systems.

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