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BP recalls gasoline, could lead to vehicle issues

GasBuddy Blog -- BP has notified the media that some gasoline it produced at its Whiting, Indiana refinery since August 13 may be contaminated and lead to poor performance, hard starting, stalling, or other related issues.

According to the AP, BP is alerting northwestern Indiana fuel distributors that it's recalling unleaded regular gasoline shipped from its Whiting fuel storage terminal Aug. 13-17.

The company said Monday it believes that fuel stored in a tank at the storage depot could cause hard starting, stalling and other drivability issues. BP asks any customer whose vehicle has experienced those problems since Aug. 13 to contact its customer hotline at 800-333-3991.

BP says the fuel may have been purchased by motorists...


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DeeLA
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:56:50 PM

Okay,
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jerry972
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 8:29:42 PM

And to answer boldrph, Indiana gasoline does not go to Kansas. Most of Kansas gasoline comes from local refineries or up from Texas.
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jerry972
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 8:28:20 PM

I used to work there 30 years ago. I don't know what happened but someone had to work really hard to make this mistake.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 2:14:19 PM

does gasoline from indiana get hauled to kansas
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 1:47:28 PM

Hmmm
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 12:55:37 PM

BP always seems to be the most expensive in our area.
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nickatnite
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 12:16:38 PM

It happens. No big deal.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:31:48 AM

BP has still the best gas around!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:58:55 AM

BP can't win for losing right now.
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Yonkers111
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:58:48 AM

Quality control and safety do not exist at BP.
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matthwbar
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:57:01 AM

That's not good...
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:56:33 AM

BP I'm sure will not pay to fix all the costs created by their bad product with out raising the cost of their products to the public.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:56:05 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:55:48 AM

What if they did have problems, but they used up all the gas in the tank?
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:52:21 AM

Oops again?
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soccerdadMO
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:50:58 AM

BP screw up = higher prices. Way to be BP, what is your next rick to raise prices.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:50:58 AM

BP couldn't have quality checked this before they sold it?
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:49:57 AM

Bad news for all how spent many hours trying to fix an auto problem when it was the gas they used.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:48:03 AM

Time to raise prices so they can cover this expense.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:48:01 AM

BP, 'nuff said.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:45:05 AM

This won't do their pr any good.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:44:50 AM

i see
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:44:38 AM

And we pay four dollars a goon for this
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:44:20 AM

This has to be a first! I don't recall ever seeing a gasoline recall before....
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:42:46 AM

Poor quality control
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:38:46 AM

Will this end up on Supermarket shelves?
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:38:06 AM

Switch to coal-fired generation.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:37:49 AM

Perhaps it is full of salt water
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:37:30 AM

sailormon- Probably because testing is suppose to catch a problem before it gets to the Customer's Tanks. If it does happen... it's usually blamed on contamination at the local Station(s)/Tanker(s) not the Refinery/Terminal. An isolated "Bad Gasoline" problem that with luck a Station Owner quickly catches and shutsdown... if vehicles start dropping like flies. Course that isn't always the case and in the worst of cases actually happens over a long period of time.

2004 Milwaukee, WI- We had a problem that eventually focused on contaminated Gas that was sold largely to CITGO Stations in our market. The Contamination seemed to affect mostly GM Fuel Injectors from late 90's/early 00's and not right away... So it took a while for people to discover what was causing it. So the damage was done long before the problem was discovered. So BP should get a little credit for catching it early. They can't risk any more bad publicity... then they already have. Having Cars dying left and right across the Country or Region would be deadly for them.

2004 Milwaukee, WI (Bad Gasoline Issue)
http://www.s10planet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1067

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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:37:06 AM

LOL
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:36:18 AM

BP should change their name to BS
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:34:40 AM

stuff's falling apart left & right
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:34:32 AM

More problems with our refinery/pipeline grid. Better switch to electric before the whole grid goes down.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:33:26 AM

hmm... Are they going replace/repair affected vehicles ?
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:29:47 AM

How can I get my money back..
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:29:36 AM

honesty how refreshing
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:26:43 AM

Hey, "Stuff" happens. It's not good, and BP or any other refiner tries hard not to do this type of thing, but it will occasionally happen. What really counts is how the company responds to the problem.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:23:47 AM

Ouch! Glad to see that they're taking responsibility for the issue!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:23:20 AM

Bad news when you can't trust what you pump into your car.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:22:54 AM

this is terrible...
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:22:22 AM

We were lucky to avoid this problem!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:21:55 AM

BP should stand for BAD PRODUCTS instead of what it actually stands for.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:21:08 AM

Why is BP allowed to continue doing business in the US? Oh wait, they continue making huge bribes to Federal, state and local authorities to stay here.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:20:47 AM

Glad I didn't get any of it!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:20:09 AM

At least they recalled it.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:19:00 AM

Hope they caught it early enough, could be costly.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:18:58 AM

Bad
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:18:46 AM

"BP" stands for bad patroleum. Big "O" should void their ticket
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:18:38 AM

Isn't BP supposed to have the good gas?
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:18:26 AM

What is next, a recall of water?
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