Fuel blunder costs Welsh Council

A bungling council employee ran up a bill for hundreds of pounds after filling up their vehicle with the wrong type of fuel.

The blunder landed Neath Port Talbot Council with a garage bill for £1,411 for repairs to the contract hire vehicle. Council bosses said the cost of repairs was unusually high because work was carried out at an approved dealership. The driver, who has not been named, continued to drive the vehicle after the mistake, which also added to the repair bill.

The error came to light following a Freedom of Information request by the Guardian.

Fuel blunder costs council dear (Wales Online.co.uk, 14 August 2008)