Fuel is the story of Emilio's struggle to save his girl, Sandy, from a dead-end abusive life. Emilio and Sandy need to get out before it is too late. Growing up working at his tyrannical stepfather's gas station, Emilio discovers that he has the ability to run fast. With the hope of a scholarship, he sees an opportunity to leave his hometown, along with his troubles, and take Sandy with him. But a tragic flaw, a violent streak he possesses, induced by exposure to gasoline vapors, will all but destroy his best-laid plans. Hope flows through Emilio's heart not like blood but like fuel.