Three gas station in Northbrook were among the nationwide pumps to receive tained BP gasoline from the Whiting, Indiana refinery, the company announced Aug. 28. BP recalled the tainted gasoline last week.
The three stations to sell the tainted gas were 4095 Dundee Rd., 2401 Sanders Rd. and 1998 Willow Rd.
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According to BP, customers of those sites "may or may not have filled up with off- specification fuel." Likewise, not all cars filled with the tainted gasoline experienced adverse effects.
The company advises customers whose cars “experience hard starting, rough idling, stalling, or other drivability issues” to have their vehicles towed to a repair shop and to file a claim by calling 1-800-333-3991 or 1-800-599-9040. Consumers are instructed to save sales receipts, credit/debit card records and repair bills related to their vehicle's problem.
As of Monday, BP had received more than 6,500 claims from consumers, the company said in a press release. Thirty percent of them came from Illinois residents. The bad fuel was also sold in Indiana and Wisconsin.
The fuel was transported from BP’s refinery in Whiting, Ind., to regional stations between Aug. 13-17. It was recalled Aug. 21.
"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 said in its Aug. 28 statement.