A gas station in Hantai (汉台) District, Hanzhong City, Shaanxi Province, was suspected of having poor quality fuel. When tested, the solution contained in the gasoline sample accounted for more than half of the sample. It causes the vehicle to stall and break down halfway.

Many Chinese outlets cited Jimu News as reporting about the incident. Accordingly, a driver said that he refueled at the Yanchang Petroleum Changqing Gas Station. His car went off not long after he began driving. He then returned to the petrol station, where he discovered that many other owners were experiencing the same problem.