BP: Recalled gas sold in Milwaukee
WHITING, Ind - BP says recalled gasoline went to Chicago's south suburbs and Milwaukee and may involve grades other that regular unleaded.
BP spokesman Scott Dean says some of the recalled fuel was sent to Milwaukee and sold at retailers there Monday and Tuesday before sales were halted.
The company announced the recall Monday, saying it was limited to regular gasoline sold at retailers in northwestern Indiana. Dean now says some of the tankers delivering the fuel there also crossed the state line into Illinois. Dean says it also might involve premium and mid-grade gasoline.
According to BP's website, "A small quantity of premium fuel in the Milwaukee area sold between 10 p.m. Monday evening (Aug. 20) and 6:45 am Tuesday morning was also affected."
He says BP has heard from more than 5,000 customers whose cars have required repairs because of the gasoline with a high level of a polymeric residue.
The issue was tracked to a 50,000-barrel tank of unleaded gas at a fuel storage terminal in Indiana.
Overall, about two million gallons were contaminated with the substance that should have been removed from the refining process.
The company suggests saving receipts and bills from mechanics, so they can investigate the claim.