BP Posts List Of Chicago Stations Which Received Defective Gas
BP confirmed Tuesday that many of their Chicago gas stations had indeed received some of 2.1 million gallons of defective gasoline the company’s Whiting, IN refinery had produced nearly two weeks ago.
The company posted an interactive list of all the stations that had been impacted by what they call “off-specification gasoline” at the website BP hastily erected to address the many issues which resulted from the defective fuel and subsequent product recall.
When the problem first arose, the company initially thought the problem was somewhat confined to northwestern Indiana. But, using the search tool on the company’s response site, this website has found many BP stations across the city and suburbs were affected.
The improperly produced fuel was causing engine fuel lines to clog as the gas coagulated and thickened.
BP reports that all subsequent gasoline shipping from their Whiting, IN refinery is up to normal standards.
“All gasoline now shipped from the BP Whiting Refinery and its network of storage terminals has been tested, meets BP’s rigorous quality standards and is authorized for sale,” the company stated in a press release.
The company promised to compensate affected vehicle owners who purchased the off-specification gas.
So far, BP has received 8,600 claims with 28% coming from Illinois drivers. The vast majority are originating from Indiana with 64% while only 5% of claims have come from Wisconsin.
In fact, the company has already begun mailing claim payments to drivers who experienced damage from the gas and claims are beginning to taper off according to the company.
BP is asking motorists experiencing problems from this faulty gasoline to call the company’s claims hotline at 1-800-333-3991 and talk directly to a claim representative or by email BP at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to BP’s appropriately named response website: bpresponse.com.