Illinois AG to meet with BP officials on recall of contaminated gas

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Illiniois Attorney General Madigan also announced Wednesday that as part of an ongoing investigation her office will meet with BP officials Friday about the recent recall of contaminated gasoline supplied to Chicago area retailers.

While it is now widely known that BP gas stations sold contaminated gas, Madigan said she remained concerned that consumers who purchased gas at other retailers, such as Speedway, Thorntons, Road Ranger, Citgo, Sam’s Club or Meijer stores, may not be aware that those retailers were also selling the contaminated BP-supplied fuel.

“From what we’ve learned, this problem was not isolated to just BP gas stations. Other retailers that receive gasoline from BP’s supply chain also potentially sold the contaminated gas to their customers,” Madigan said. “My office is meeting with BP officials on Friday to get to the bottom of this situation so that we can ensure that all Illinois consumers are appropriately reimbursed for any damage done to their cars after having bought BP’s bad gas.”

The Attorney General urged consumers who suspect they may have purchased contaminated BP gasoline on or after Aug. 13 to call the BP claims hotline at 1 (800) 333-3991 or 1 (800) 599-9040 or visit www.bpresponse.com to file a claim for reimbursement of fuel or repair costs.

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