Actually, I believe that Hess has some of the better gas out there. I remember my buddy who used to be a store manager tell me that. They don't water the gas down(gas/water don't mix) although water can get into those fuel tanks. You could have filled up right after the fuel truck made a drop and sucked in all the crap that got stirred up. It could be a poorly managed/maintained station or it could have been an isolated bad load of fuel.stroise said:249 here in ny. I used to only use amoco gas. amoco changed to bp and now that station is gone. i now use citgo gas. I used hess in my taurus and fuel filter got shot. found out that has has **** in there gas. i think they use watered down gas. I dont trust them. Even if im on E i would never pull into a hess station.