BP has released a list of stations that sold tainted gasoline related to refinery problem at its Whiting, IN plant and three Glen Ellyn stations are on the list.
Places that received some of the fuel, which has caused problems in some vehicles, include two BP stations and one non-BP station—the Speedway on North Avenue.
The three stations are the located at 2S780 Route 53 and and the .
The owner operator of the BP on Route 53, Mark Gil said he has received about 20 documented calls from customers who encountered problems.
“What worked in our favor is because we are not getting consecutive deliveries out of Whiting, it diluted the effects,” Gil said. “I talked to some customers who had no problems, others had hard starting and knocking.”
Normally his station doesn’t receive deliveries from the Whiting plant, but do to some problems at the Forestview location, Gil said he received deliveries on Aug. 15 and 17.
When his station received the Aug. 15 delivery, there was still quite a bit of gasoline in the tanks, which diluted the effects, he said. Then another delivery was made on Aug. 16 from Forestview, followed by the Aug. 17 delivery.
He’s fielded a lot of calls from customers who were concerned. Some had no problems, while others said they had significant car trouble.
The manager at the Speedway, Tejas Patel, said his station doesn’t receive gasoline from BP. He disputed that the station had received any of the gas and said it buys its fuel from Marathon.
The stations listed did receive gasoline associated with problems related to the alkylation unit at BP’s Whiting refinery, BP said on a special response site created to offer information on the tainted gasoline.
Once the problem was identified, stations were instructed to stop selling the gasoline and to clean the tanks, BP said. Not all consumers who purchased gasoline at the stations may have purchased the problem fuel.
BP said not all cars fueled with the off-specification fuel will display adverse symptoms. Vehicle owners who experience hard starting, rough idling, stalling, or other drivability issues are asked to have the car towed to a repair shop to be checked out and call 1-800-333-3991 or 1-800-599-9040 to make a claim.
If you vehicle has required repairs as a result of the fuel problem, contact local editor Mary Ann Lopez at email@example.com.