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Bad BP Fuel Sold at Area Stations

BP has released a list of gas stations, including several some local stations, that were included in last week's recall. If you experienced car trouble after purchasing gas, you can file a claim with BP.

Gas stations in and around McHenry County were among those that sold bad BP gasoline before it was recalled last week, according to an announcement from BP Tuesday.

Nearby affected gas stations include:

  • BP, 1469 Randall Road in Algonquin
  • Meijer gas station, 490 S. Randall Road in Algonquin
  • Thorntons, 2265 W. Algonquin Road in Lake in the Hills
  • BP, 281 W. Virginia St., Crystal Lake
  • Sam's Club, 5670 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake
  • BP, 400 Silver Lake Road, Cary
  • Thorntons, 800 Northwest Highway, Cary

The BP website lists gas stations affected. You can search for a specific gas station by entering a municipality's name or zip code in the search box.

Customers at the affected stations may or may not have purchased the bad fuel. The stations stopped selling the fuel, cleaned its tanks and disposed of the material as soon as the problem was identified, according to a notice on BP’s website.

The company advises customers whose cars “experience hard starting, rough idling, stalling, or other drivability issues” to have their vehicles towed to a repair shop and to file a claim by calling 1-800-333-3991 or 1-800-599-9040. 

Consumers are instructed to save sales receipts, credit/debit card records and repair bills related to their vehicle's problem.

As of Monday, BP had received more than 6,500 claims from consumers, the company said in a press release. Thirty percent of them came from Illinois residents. The bad fuel was also sold in Indiana and Wisconsin.

The fuel was transported from BP’s refinery in Whiting, Ind., to regional stations between Aug. 13-17. It was recalled Aug. 21.

"All gasoline now shipped from the BP Whiting Refinery and its network of storage terminals has been tested, meets BP’s rigorous quality standards and is authorized for sale," the company said in its Aug. 28 statement.

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