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Activists Rally Against BP Whiting Practices

A rally was held in the former company town of Marktown Park in East Chicago, over the weekend to call attention to what activists say are environmentally unsound practices used by BP in Whiting.

05/22/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

No New Oil Found From BP Spill

No new oil has been found floating in Lake Michigan or at the bottom of a cove following further inspection Sunday of the spill site near the BP Refinery in Whiting, Ind.

04/01/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Weather Conditions Blunted Impact Of BP Oil Spill On Lake Michigan: Expert

Demonstrators and public officials are seething about BP’s oil spill on the Indiana lakefront, but CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports the damage could have been worse.

03/28/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Durbin, Kirk Want To Talk To BP Executives About Whiting Oil Spill

“Any unanticipated spill is cause for concern, but given the Whiting refinery’s recent expansion of its operations to double the amount of heavy oil sands being processed, this spill raises questions about the long-term safety and reliability of BP’s new, expanded production at Whiting,” they wrote.

03/28/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

BP Raises Estimate Of Lake Michigan Oil Spill

 WHITING, Ind. (AP) — Oil giant BP has raised its estimate of how much crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan during a malfunction at its northwestern Indiana refinery. BP said Thursday a preliminary estimate shows […]

03/27/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Lashes Out At BP Over Lake Michigan Oil Spill

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has lit into BP for the oil leak into Lake Michigan, where cleanup efforts continue.

03/26/2014

Bad Gas

BP Settles Class-Action Lawsuit Over Tainted Gasoline

Customers of BP could be in line for a few bucks, if they unknowingly bought tainted gasoline last summer.

08/21/2013

Gas pump

Refinery Issues, Summer Blend Send Gas Prices Soaring

With a gallon of regular unleaded now going for an average of $4.70 per gallon, Chicago’s gas prices are even higher than Hawaii’s.

06/06/2013

Gas Prices Surging At Record Pace

Expert: Refinery Issues Causing Higher Gas Prices For Chicago Area

While the temperature may have you confused about what season it is, gas prices will tell you it’s almost summer time, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

06/03/2013

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

One Motorist Claims BP’s Case Of Bad Gas Lingers

BP initially paid Brian Cebra $9,400 for an initial round of bad-gas repairs. But then six weeks later when his wife was driving the truck died. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/08/2013

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Blaze Damages Naperville Carwash

Fire swept through a carwash next to a BP gas station in Naperville on Friday, causing about $300,000 in damage.

02/02/2013

Clark And LaSalle BP Station

BP Land Grab Riles Residents In Historic Community

BP’s interest in buying land next to its Whiting Refinery has riled up some residents of a small but historic community in Northwest Indiana.

01/27/2013

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

The Longo family's Volvo suffered $5,000 in engine damage in August 2012. They had received contaminated fuel from a BP gas station, but BP has declined to pay all of the damages, stating the car's timing belt was significantly overdue for replacement even before the car received any tainted fuel. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Heights Family Still Fighting With BP Over Bad Gas

A suburban family has been trying to get help from BP, after their car was crippled this summer, in the wake of a fuel contamination problem at their refinery in Whiting, Ind.

CBS 2–10/23/2012

Bad Gas

BP Lists Stations That Had Bad Gasoline

More than a week after it discovered it had delivered millions of gallons of bad gasoline, customers can search a list of stations that had the contaminated product.

08/29/2012

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Tanker Driver Swipes $8,000 Worth Of Gasoline From Indiana Station

Thieves are getting creative in northwest Indiana, stealing nearly 2,500 gallons of fuel from three gas stations.

08/29/2012

Bad Gas

Class Action Lawsuit Planned In BP Bad Gas Crisis

Drivers whose vehicles have been affected by bad gas from BP are threatening to take action.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

BP Halts Sales Of Midgrade, Premium Fuel In Chicago Area

BP said Thursday it has fixed the problem that forced a recall of fuel in Northwest Indiana, the Chicago area, and the Milwaukee area, but has halted sales of premium and midgrade gas in those areas.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Whiting Refinery

Indiana Attorney General Probes Bad Gas Crisis At BP

The Indiana Attorney General has opened an investigation into BP’s handling of the bad gasoline produced at its Whiting, Ind., refinery and its dealings with motorists whose vehicles were affected.

WBBM Newsradio–08/23/2012

BP Station

More Bad Gas Nightmares Flooding BP

Another torrent of complaints are expected to cascade into the petroleum giant BP – in the wake of a bad batch of gas that was sold in at least three states.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

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