WHITING, Ind. (AP) — BP has paid more than $1.5 million in claims arising
from a multistate recall of incorrectly formulated gasoline that damaged
some vehicles’ mechanical components.
The Times of
Munster reports information BP sent to Indiana’s attorney general says the
company had by Wednesday made payments totaling $1.52 million on 2,315 of
the 15,965 claims it’s received.
about 4.7 million gallons of gasoline last month distributed in Indiana,
Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin. The fuel caused problems that included hard
starting, stalling and damage to critical vehicle components.
residents have filed 59 percent of the claims, while Illinois residents have
filed 33 percent of them.
Scott Dean says the company will continue sending payments to people who’ve
filed legitimate claims.