BP gas recall: BP recalls 50,000 barrels of gasoline that can cause issues in drivingBy Angel Cuala on Aug 23, 2012 in Lifestyle, United States •
BP, formerly known as British Petroleum, announced on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, a recall that affects around 50,000 barrels of unleaded regular gasoline that were sold in 200 retail outlets in Northwest Indiana and in the Chicagoland area, which the company said could be out-of-specification.
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As announced by BP on its official response site that day, the gas recall involves fuel shipped from the company’s fuel storage terminal in Whiting, Indiana between August 13 and 17, 2012, which contained a higher than normal level of polymeric residue and cause hard starting and other driving issues.
According to the report, the recalled fuel may have been purchased by BP customers and other retail outlets in Northwest Indiana during the past seven days, and that the company continues to back track its shipping records and is contacting retailers who could possibly have loaded the out-of-spec gas.
“BP stands by every gallon of gasoline we sell. We are committed to working with every affected BP consumer to remedy this situation. We will also cooperate with state regulators interested in the matter. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience this has caused some of our customers.” A statement reads at BPResponse.com.
For more information on this BP gas recall, the public is being advised to contact BP‘s customer hotline at 1-800-333-3991 or 1-800-599-9040, or to email at [email protected]. A dedicated website (BPResponse.com) has also been set-up which has a Q&A page, where customers can ask questions and how to file a claim.
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