The Herald Bulletin

August 29, 2012

Ricker's moves to fix latest BP gas recall problem

By Dani Palmer
The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON, Ind. — Despite initial reports that Ricker’s gas stations were not involved in the recent recall by BP gasoline shipped from its Whiting, Ind., fuel terminal, a few locations were apparently affected as BP announced today it was taking further precautionary measures, Ricker’s Chariman Jay Ricker said.

The recall initially included only regular grade gasoline and Ricker’s did not receive any of those shipments, Ricker said.

However on Wednesday, BP stated that some of its premium grade gasoline was affected, “but to a much lesser degree.”

Ricker said his Anderson-based company immediately fixed the issue and has received no customer complaints regarding the affected gasoline. The original recall was due to vehicles’ hard starting, stalling and other issues.

BP says it has received more than 6,500 claims from customers needing repairs after fueling up with some of the 2.1 million gallons of gasoline recalled in three states over high levels of a polymer residue.

The Herald Bulletin will continue to update this story.