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BP says bad gas wrongly blended

Aug. 24, 2012 at 3:43 PM

CHICAGO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Problem gasoline sold in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas came from an Indiana terminal, BP says.

The company suspended sales of its mid-grade and premium gasoline pending additional testing, the Chicago Tribune reported. BP announced Thursday that it believed problems at the Whiting terminal had been resolved.

A batch of 50,000 barrels of gas was sent to stations last week. The company said the fuel was blended with a "higher than normal level of polymeric residue."

"We're telling resellers to not sell premium and mid-grade in Chicagoland until we are 100 percent satisfied with the quality," Scott Dean, a company spokesman in Chicago, said.

Car owners who believe their vehicles were damaged by the gas can file claims with the company.

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