UNDATED (WSAU) Over 10,000 motorists have complained to B-P about car problems caused by defective gasoline sold between southeast Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. Most of the bad gas was sold in Indiana for eight days ending Tuesday. But about 21,000 gallons were delivered to 20 B-P-branded stations in Metro Milwaukee. The company said it was sold only from 10 p-m Monday until 6:45 Tuesday morning before it was taken off the market. Still B-P received an unknown number of complaints from Milwaukee area motorists about car problems. But company spokesman Scott Dean said it was a relatively small number, compared to the problems reported in northwest Indiana.
The gasoline was shipped from B-P’s refinery in Whiting Indiana with high levels of sticky polymer residue. All grades of fuel were affected – but in the Milwaukee area, only the mid-grade and premium fuels had problems. B-P has said that motorists who think they bought the bad fuel should have a mechanic check their vehicles, and call one of two B-P hotlines.
Repair shops in Indiana were flooded with business earlier this week, but Milwaukee area mechanics said they didn’t see many problems. Also, Wisconsin’s consumer protection agency and the Justice Department said they have not received complaints about the bad fuel. More information is available online at BPresponse.com .