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EXCLUSIVE! BP gas recall: what happens to the bad gas?

GasBuddy Blog -- With BP having recalled 2.1 million gallons of bad regular gasoline in Chicagoland and NW Indiana and 20,000 gallons of premium gasoline limited to the Milwaukee, WI market, many have asked what happens to the tainted fuel?

It depends on what exactly contaminated the gasoline or fuel. BP has said it is due to a "higher than normal level of polymeric residue." No matter what contaminated the gasoline, there are multiple options and names for the processes to reclaim and re-use the gasoline. If water entered the gasoline, a separator is first used, separating the fuel from water. Sometimes the contaminated fuel is considered "transmix".

It's a really cool process that already exists. After crude oil is refined, it is turned...


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crmedic
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 9:24:47 AM

BP needs to use it's profits to overhaul its entire operation starting at the top!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:00:51 AM

gasokie: US can't sell the Big Pretender b/c it's not a US company.
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This sounds like a good strategy to me.
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gasokie
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 9:01:09 AM

Sell it to Iran.
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albert2008
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 8:35:32 AM

recycle it
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 5:04:37 AM

lol T42.

The whole Big Pretender needs to be overhauled, methinks.
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 9:21:49 PM


Sounds like their quality control program is sadly in need of renovation :0\
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 5:28:52 PM

BP suffers from POOR management throughout its operations....from the top down.
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CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 8:51:59 AM

Still doesn't really say how or why they screwed up
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 4:57:48 AM

Wanna bet the prices will rise in the region?
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Remove, recycle!!!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 5:00:55 AM

BP will do whatever possible to not have much loss, incl. jack up the prices to no end.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2012 2:39:30 PM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2012 12:59:50 PM

I have long thought BP sells bad gas
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2012 9:35:39 AM

ok
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ok
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BFD
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 6:26:17 PM

still an interesting story.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 5:52:28 PM

BP is more expensive in my area therefore ...
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 5:16:47 PM

Yesterday's news.
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DITTO!
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 3:22:44 PM

Not good for BP/
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 3:00:13 PM

Wondering how far the tainted fuel got in BP's distribution system before it was recalled. Also what recourse does a vehicle's owner have should tainted fuel be the cause of engine problems.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:26:32 PM

Hard to sat what exactly happened, I would be interested to know.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:19:34 PM

Sounds like the consumer is the one holding the bag.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:19:06 PM

sell it back to Canada...
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:17:38 PM

Thanks for posting this article!
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:15:19 PM

it will be resold
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:15:11 PM

Put it in a tanker bound for China.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:13:30 PM


Reading some of the replies I have to laugh.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:06:05 PM

Ok.
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OK
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:03:50 PM

Not sure.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:03:41 PM

OLD NEWS!
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:02:45 PM

read it before.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:02:13 PM

burn it.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:00:51 PM

not much is said about the waste products
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:00:15 PM


Glad to hear!
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 1:58:10 PM

IS IT REAL GAS OR BAD GAS ?????????????
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 1:53:24 PM

Just make it right...
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 1:53:19 PM

Bummer
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 1:52:25 PM

Who really cares; its BP's bad gas.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 1:51:04 PM

I bet that clogged up traffic in Chiago.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 1:50:44 PM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 1:45:32 PM

I had bad gas one time. Raised me off the chair when it went off.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 1:43:45 PM

Rerun
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 1:42:55 PM

Pretty interesting stuff.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 1:42:52 PM

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if that gas is recycled and sold again to some discount gas stations.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 1:41:50 PM

What a waste of space.
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my2002m
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 1:40:44 PM

No big deal, they can reprocess the gas so its not wasted.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 1:37:08 PM

Good...I'd hate to see them dump all that fuel.
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