BP Recalls 2.1 Million Gallons Of Bad Gas
Your car might be experiencing some bad gas.
BP announced on Tuesday it’s recalling 50,000 barrels or 2.1 million gallons of contaminated gasoline which came out of the company’s Whiting, IN refinery last week.
“BP believes a 50,000 barrel batch of regular grade gasoline blended at BP’s Whiting, Indiana gasoline storage terminal between August 13th and 17th contained a higher than normal level of polymeric residue and this residue can cause hard starting and other drivability issues,” BP said in a press release Tuesday.
This particular batch of gas supposedly coagulates, becomes sludge like and clogs fuel lines.
While most of the gasoline went to gas stations in Northwest Indiana, some of it has found its way into gas pumps in Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, including Chicago and suburbs.
But BP is standing behind their gasoline and is promising to compensate drivers for any repairs due to this poor quality gasoline.
“BP is committed to fuel quality and guarantees every gallon of gasoline we sell,” says a company website setup to address this fuel recall.
BP is asking motorists experiencing any problems from their gasoline to call the company’s customer hotline at 1-800-333-3991 or by email BP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So far, according to the Northwest Indiana Press newspaper, over 5000 drivers have reported engine problems after buying BP gasoline from such gas retailers as BP, Costco, Family Express, Gas City, Luke, Meijer, Mr. Fuel and Thorntons.
For more info on the recall, find out what to look for in your engine’s performance (or lack thereof) drivers can go to: bpresponse.com.