BP gas stations in the area are among the stations that recently sold tainted gas from an Indiana refinery.
BP released a searchable database on its website Wednesday, where people can enter a town name to find stations that inadvertently sold the tainted gas. Nearby BP stations in the database include stations in Naperville, Downers Grove, Aurora and Hinsdale.
To search for a station your might have used, check the database above, and take a look at our map.
Issues caused by the tainted gas include:
- Hard starts, or not starting,
- Rough idling and
The tainted gas leaves a polymeric residue that gets stuck on fuel injectors and spark plugs, leading to the hard starts, or none at all. The problem stemmed from an alkylation unit at the company’s Whiting, Ind. refinery, according to BP.
About 16,000 calls have been received as of Friday in relation to the recall, and they have started paying out claims, BP said in a release.
The company suggested the following for people who may have engine problems from the gas:
Any consumer who purchased off-specification fuel wishing to file a claim should call 1-800-333-3991 or 1-800-599-9040 to speak to a claims representative. Consumers should save sales receipts, credit/debit card records and repair bills. They can also access information and submit an online inquiry at bpresponse.com.
Written by Matthew Hendrickson