BP Recalling Gas!

United States
August 22, 2012 6:25am CST
Anyone see this?!?!?! http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-bp-recalls-unleaded-gas-sold-in-chicago-area-20120820,0,4924927.story Sounds like quite a mess! I'm glad I haven't filled up recently as the news mentioned some of that gas was delivered in my state as well. I'd hate to have problems with my car due to bad gasoline! Let alone how do you prove it if you pay cash or don't request a receipt when you use a credit/debit card? Cars are expensive and most people can't just drop a ton of money for repairs, I know I can't!
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
24 Aug 12
I have to admit that when I saw this discussion, I had to pause for a little bit. You see, I did put twenty dollars worth of gas in my car on Monday and the gas that I purchased was from a BP station. However, I don't live in one of the states that were in question for the recalled gas (that gave me a little bit of relief). As far as being able to afford costly repairs for my car, that is something that I definitely could not afford right now. It was bad enough to have my car damaged in an accident.
@Shellyann36 (11278)
• United States
23 Aug 12
This is such a shame. I am glad they are owning up to it. One of my old co-workers had a brand new Nissan van and got bad gas at a station close to her home. It took her forever to prove that she had gotten bad gas at the station and they only paid for $900 of the cost to repair the van. I think the bill ended up being close to $1500 or so. I wonder if that is how this situation will play out?
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
22 Aug 12
Hi snuggles, No I did/have not seen this news report, but I can agree with you, that I would be livid if my car was having problems because I purchases bad gas....and like you said, how do you\ prove you have used that gas and have no receipt....
@savypat (20246)
• United States
22 Aug 12
Sounds like a big lawsuit to me. How did this happen, where was quality control. Gald I don't use that gas but alsothat I don't hold any BP stock.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
22 Aug 12
You can prove it with a receipt, doesn't everyone save receipts for a little while? I thought they tested all the gas before it was loaded in tankers. But I guess that would make too much sense, cost too much and be too much to expect from a company millions of drivers, private and commercial, depend on to keep them moving.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
22 Aug 12
They also say to never fill up if you see the transport delivering gas to a station. It stirs up the grundge on the bottom of the tanks. My sister did this and it just about wrecked her car....it clogged up the engine and it cost about $700.00 to fix it.