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BP Facing Lawsuits As Bad Gas Claims Rise To 7,900

CBS Chicago -- HAMMOND, Ind. — Facing at least two separate class-action lawsuits over contaminated gasoline in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, BP said Tuesday that more than twice as much fuel was affected by the contamination than originally reported.

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports BP estimated 4.7 million gallons of gasoline were recalled from gas stations in the Chicago area, northwest Indiana, and the Milwaukee area.

That’s more than double the initial estimate of 2.1 million gallons of gas that had to be recalled last week, due to high levels of a polymer residue, which is difficult to burn in automobile engines.

As of Tuesday afternoon, BP had received 7,900 claims from customers needing repairs after receiving some of the tainted gasoline.

Many motorists who received the contaminated fuel....


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Submitted Aug 29, 2012 By: StanleyCup
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 6:47:55 AM

JoeKR: the Big Pretender has proven over and over that it does not care about the consequences. Making high profits is more important. If something happens to cause problems, they'll deal w/ it by jacking up the prices. Some of the BP stations here are the ones with the highest prices.
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chemist74
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 9:22:45 AM

If only BP gasoline has the problem, it must almost certainly be caused by the BP additive package and not the base gasoline. Has BP given any more details of the cause other than a high level of "polymer residue"?

I find it unlikely that they could have added enough of their normal fuel additives to cause the problem.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 7:45:54 AM

ok
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JoeKR
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:48:08 AM

It probably could have happened to any oil company but one must wonder is BP has a culture of corporate carelessnesss.
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bikerchicklette
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ok
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matthwbar
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:40:40 PM

They can't catch a break...
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gocatgo
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:19:13 PM

This BP screw up started at 2.1 million gallons then we find out it is really 4.7 million gallons. Sounds like the oil spill numbers that kept growing. Apparently BP has not learned much about lying to the public after all these years.
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:16:11 PM

it is all bad gas if it has ethanol in it
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:14:32 PM

Give 'em a chance! They said they wanted to make it right.
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rollercoaster
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:11:26 PM

glad my main car is diesel !!!!!!
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:09:48 PM

Maybe with all that bad gas, BP should start taking Beeno or GasX :)
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:08:55 PM

this is not nice to hear.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:08:19 PM

This is like the bus accident where people jumped on the bus after the crash and claimed injury...
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:07:41 PM

they had to pay somehow for the Gulf spill...
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:06:44 PM

Everyone in the area with car trouble will jump on this pile.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:06:40 PM

you snooze... you lose....
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:06:30 PM

Seen this coming.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:05:03 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:04:58 PM

Read It!!
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oopps!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:03:32 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:02:43 PM

Sorry BP
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:02:29 PM

just plain bad luck...
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:01:31 PM


Sounds like the impetus for a Class Action law suit is building.

Poor BP!
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 11:00:31 PM

companies need to be responsible for their errors
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mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:59:30 PM

so how soon do these affected motorist get taken care of & when is it safe to drive their cars without any further damage
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:56:40 PM

They have good gas in my area, just overpriced...
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:54:19 PM

It's not British Petroleum anymore. It's just BP. And it's American owned. That being said, they are still mismanaged.......and I don't buy gas from them.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:52:48 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:52:16 PM

BP is being hit hard. They really have to get it together though.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:50:25 PM

Gosh! When British Petroleum messes up, they pull out all the stops; they do it on a grand scale!
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:50:03 PM

BP just can't win.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:47:15 PM

Oh my goodness
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:46:56 PM

just hoping to get away with less claims
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Time will tell the truth.
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The lawyers will get most of the money
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 7:00:11 PM

How did this happen?
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 6:58:36 PM

Good news!
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 6:54:47 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 6:53:23 PM

Seems like BP just cannot get above that "F" Grade. Even a "D-" would be nice once in a while.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 6:52:20 PM

They will just pass it on to the consumer.
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BP, a PR firms dream co......
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 6:44:48 PM

good
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 6:44:06 PM

Oh no........
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me2002
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 6:43:09 PM

Too bad for them.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 6:42:44 PM

Just not a top tier gas
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 6:40:20 PM

Another BP screwup followed by BP stonewalling. When will they learn?
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IN THE END WE WILL PAY
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Ok.
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wow
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