BP lists stations that sold tainted gasoline
FROM STAFF REPORTS August 29, 2012 11:58AM
Workers from Inserv drain gas tanks from the BP statition on Indianapolis Blvd. in Whiting on Thursday August 23, 2012. the tanks are being drained do to the recent recall of BP gas. | Charles Mitchell~for Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 1, 2012 5:06PM
BP says the size of its gasoline recall is now more than twice as large than previously reported, with 4.7 million gallons of bad gas distributed as far as
southwestern Ohio and southern Indiana.
Previously, the company had said the gas was distributed only in northwest Indiana and the Chicago and Milwaukee areas.
BP has posted a searchable database for consumers who want to check whether gas stations they use had tainted gasoline.
Several stations in southeastern Will and Cook counties are listed on the site, www.bpresponse.com.
Click on “Claims” to find a list of retail sites that dispensed the gas. By typing in the name of a city or a ZIP code, the website will list the addresses of the retail sites that received “off-specification gasoline” related to problem with BP’s Whiting, Ind., refinery.
While the website identifies BP stations that dispensed the bad gas, other stations are not identified by name other than being listed as “non-BP” locations. Some of the gas went to Speedway and Thornton’s stations in the Chicago area, as well as to big-box retailers such as Costco.
BP said Wednesday it has received more than 8,600 claims from customers, the majority of which are from Indiana. The company said 28 percent of claims are from Illinois drivers.
BP said it has 159 call center operators and 140 claims adjusters assigned to the tainted gas issue. Drivers who want more information about filing a claim can call (800) 599-9040.
Here are some of the retail gas stations in the area that have sold the tainted BP gasoline:
- 12701 S. Paulina
- 12659 S. Ashland Ave.
322 W. Lincoln Highway
- 16 E. Lincoln Highway
- 19730 S. Harlem Ave.
- 11151 W. Lincoln Highway
- 7218 W. Lincoln Highway
- 7933 W. 95th St.
- 1987 W. Jefferson St.
- 27989 W. Jefferson St.
- 1411 Riverboat
- 1602 Essington Road
- 9545 191st
- 103 E. Maple St.
- 5548 159th St.
- 5870 W. 95th St.
- 10259 S. Cicero Ave.
- 11040 S. Crawford Ave.
- 14299 LaGrange Road
- 4802 Caton Farm Road
- 13705 S. Route 59
- 6800 159th St.
- 18460 80th Ave.
- 7201 183rd St.
Contributing: Mike Nolan