Bad BP Gas Affected 6 L-W Area Service Stations

Tainted fuel from an Indiana refinery did make its way to local goal stations, the oil company says. Find out which pumps contained gas that could damage your car's engine.

Gas from a BP America refinery in Indiana that was reportedly damaging car engines did reach service stations in Frankfort, New Lenox and Mokena, according to the oil company's website.


The following Lincoln-Way area stations received the bad fuel from the Whiting, Ind., refinery:

FRANKFORT BP Station Speedway Speedway Speedway MOKENA BP Station NEW LENOX BP Station

. Stations that were identified by BP as having received the Whiting fuel were told to stop selling it immediately and clean out the station's affected tanks, the company's website states, adding that the problems at the refinery have been fixed. The gas that was stored at the refinery from Aug. 13 to 17 is said to cause stalling and other vehicle problems, according to reports.


Because BP gas is distributed by other companies, some non-BP stations also received the Whiting refinery gas, such as three Speedway stations in Frankfort.

Last week, .

Although the manager directed all questions about the situation to BP, an employee at the Frankfort BP station did tell Patch last week that some customers had complained about problems and were given incident report forms to fill out.


The manager of the New Lenox BP station on Maple Street told Patch last week that she had not been informed that her station was affected as late as Thursday, Aug. 23.

BP guarantees its gas and will reimburse customers for repairs if it's determined that the BP gas caused damage to the vehicle. Consumers can call 800-333-3991 or 800-599-9040 to report a problem or go to the company's website for more details about the guarantee.


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Darkness August 30, 2012 at 03:36 PM
I've avoided BP gas ever since their neglect of safety regulations killed multiple people at the oil rig, and flooded the ocean with millions of gallons of oil. Anyone still giving BP their business should be ashamed of themselves. Supporting an irresponsible, negligent company that cared more about saving money instead of the lives of their employees is flat out wrong.
Nicholas R. Byerley August 31, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Gas prices determine where I shop. To be honest, you cannot tell me to be ashamed of myself to try the lowest prices. The BP in Manhattan is 30-40 cents cheaper than New Lenox gas stations. Have you fueled up at a speedway? Its 70-80% BP fuel. BP did not have to do anything to make it right, because you buy your fuel at your own risk. Its like going to a bad Mexican place and suing them because it gave you a case of the runs. You just will not go there again. Did you also know that BP donated nearly 1,000,000,000 dollars to clean the ocean and control the spill? I know, it doesn't make it right, but what are we going to do about it? Hm... "Supporting an irresponsible, negligent company that cared more about saving money instead of the lives of their employees...". Do you realize that Apple, Microsoft, Walmart all have these philosophies? Are you going to abandon them because they like money and think their employees are expendable? Just something to think about...
Ty Wagner August 31, 2012 at 07:37 PM
@nick They DONATED the money? IS that what we call fines now? Ok, heres a deal for you- I'm going to dump a few million gallons of crude in the ocean because I'm too cheap to properly seal a well with quality materials and redundant failsafes. I'll pay you $2 / gallon to go out into the ocean and recover the oil. Let me know how much you can scavenge.
BRW August 31, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Sadly I saw people getting gas at BP the day after the spill. Very few people care about their environment anymore. BP " donated" money to the clean-up effort of THEIR spill...wow! BP has tried to tell the sheeple that the oil is all gone, cleaned up by bacteria (yuk yuk) but ask someone who makes their living in the Gulf if the oil is gone. What an assinine statement that buying gas is at your own risk. how long do you think a business would be around if they sold bad product and then told you to pound sand if you had a problem. No wonder this country is in the toilet. We have people who defend a company who sole mission is to make money at any cost, environment or human life be damned.
Carol Nesmith September 02, 2012 at 05:10 AM
What do you think BP did with all that tainted gas? Hmmm. Based on all BP's previous business decisions I bet they filtered it and mixed in with fresh gas to be resold.


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