The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services plays a key role in ensuring the quality of Floridians’ fuel supply and protecting consumers from credit card skimmers at gas pumps. Inspectors have been working tirelessly in hurricane-ravaged areas of the state to check fuel for water and other impurities that could compromise fuel quality. During their inspections, they also look for skimmers, which are devices that steal financial information.
“I am committed to clearing these fuel tanks for use as quickly as possible so that homeowners on generators, first responders and other crews can tap into the supply that’s already present in the affected counties. I’m proud of the work of our inspectors to move in quickly and help our panhandle neighbors,” stated Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam.
Inspectors have completed inspections at 186 of the 216 facilities located in Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties. They continue to make progress in Bay County, where it is often difficult to access stations or there is a large amount of debris over the tanks.
For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit FreshFromFlorida.com.