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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:
|BP Station||16 E. Lincoln Hwy.|
|Speedway||19730 S. Harlem Ave.|
|Speedway||11151 W. Lincoln Hwy.|
|Speedway||7218 W. Lincoln Hwy.|
|BP Station||9545 191st St.|
|BP Station||103 E. Maple St.
BP recalled the bad fuel on Monday, Aug. 20. 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, a BP customer service representative and a spokeswoman from Atlas Oil, which distributes gas to the BP station in Frankfort, told Patch last week that they could not determine if the fuel from the Whiting refinery reached stations in Lincoln-Way.
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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