• Several Hendricks County BP stations said to have received tainted gas

    August 30, 2012 No comments

    BP has released a list of gas stations that sold tainted fuel, including dozens across Central Indiana.

    The company said it has received more than 8,600 claims from customers needing repairs after fueling up with some of the 2.1 million gallons of gasoline made at BP’s facility in Whiting that was recalled in three states over high levels of a polymer residue.

    Some of the stations are owned by the Ricker’s chain in Hendricks County. Despite initial claims, Ricker’s has learned learned that some premium fuel that they received was tainted though at a much lower level than the regular fuel.

    BP spokesman Scott Dean said the company has already begun paying claims and expects payments to accelerate as it receives copies of customers’ repair receipts. 

    The company said 64 percent of the individual claims are from Indiana residents. 

    The Indiana Attorney General’s Office said last week that it had opened an investigation into the BP recall. 

    Dean would not comment on two lawsuits seeking class-action status in U.S. District Court in Hammond. Each lead plaintiff in the cases alleges the recalled gas caused repair bills of nearly $1,000 or more. 

    Consumers who bought BP fuel and are experiencing car problems should call BP at 800-599-9040 or send an email to bpconsum@bp.com. 

    Consumers can also file a complaint with the AG at indianaconsumer.com or at 800-382-5516.


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