BP: Gas resupply, testing continues
Post-Tribune staff report August 24, 2012 10:12PM
Updated: September 26, 2012 6:13AM
BP announced Friday that the regular gasoline it supplies to retailers in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin is within normal specifications and is available for purchase by consumers.
The company said regular gasoline makes up 80 percent of its sales volume within the region.
In a statement, BP said its premium and midgrade gasoline is back within normal specifications through much of the region. However, the company is temporarily suspending sales of premium and midgrade gasoline at some retail sites in Indianapolis and the Chicago area pending further quality testing and resupply.
On Monday, the company recalled 2.1 million gallons of off-specification regular gasoline shipped from the BP Whiting terminal as well as an unspecified amount of off-specification midgrade and premium gasoline shipped from the Milwaukee terminal.
Thousands of motorists have experienced engine trouble including hard starting and failure to start as a result of the bad fuel.
BP has established a dedicated claims facility to speed processing of consumer calls and claims. BP said it has begun paying claims and is following up on the 16,000 calls regarding questions or claims that the company had received by Friday.