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BP agrees to $7M settlement over tainted gas

IL Staff
July 1, 2013
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BP Products North America will settle a class-action lawsuit resulting from a gasoline recall last year, agreeing to pay $7 million in damages, costs and claims, according to attorneys representing the class.

About 4.7 million gallons of tainted gasoline was recalled last August. Contaminated fuel was distributed from BP’s Whiting, Ind., refinery to more than 575 retail outlets in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin. BP said the fuel contained higher-than-normal levels of a hydrocarbon polymer used in the refining process.

According to a statement issued Monday by class counsel Will Riley of Price Waicukauski & Riley, LLC, and Irwin B. Levin of Cohen & Malad, LLP, both of Indianapolis, notices will be forwarded shortly to affected consumers.

Thousands of consumers who purchased bad gas reported a range of problems from poor performance to damage to fuel systems of vehicles and gas-powered engines. In August, BP reported about 9,600 claims were being processed, 63 percent of which were from Indiana residents.


 

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    I just wanted to say thank you BP for stepping up the way that you did in trying to resolve the situations with our vehicles, again thanks, for understanding, GOD BLESS

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