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jturner08
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Message Posted: May 12, 2010 12:40:02 AM

Im just wondering if anyone that used to get BP gas if they still do.
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TheBaker
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2015 10:34:48 AM

Yes Boycotting BP, station in Arkansas just rip you off.
drillbabydrill2012
Veteran Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 9:05:32 AM

nope
S2Rider
Rookie Author Texas

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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 9:33:18 PM

again....yawn
cv
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 6:39:57 AM

Not me, what's the use?
hemidogg
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 9:35:39 AM

no
JohnCur
All-Star Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 12:40:23 AM

No way...I know the Queen and her expenses are outrageous....needs those BP dividends.
southtown43701
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 2:32:38 AM

no
SGLuz
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 7:42:23 PM

No
LibertyGuardian
All-Star Author Arizona

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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 3:06:55 PM

Boycott BP?? No way man, we love them...BP and the other major oil companies ranks among the best of the energy investments side of our portfolio and the returns from energy through the years has been a hundred fold times higher than any rising costs...love free enterprise!

Son, there are two kinds of people out there...the working stiff who works throughout their lives grinding away for their money or the shrewd and savvy investor who lets their money work for them and being retired and enjoying every minute of it, we choose the latter!



[Edited by: LibertyGuardian at 10/25/2014 3:11:39 PM EST]
Jayburt
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 3:28:12 AM

used to, now all their stations here went to foreign owners and sell incense sticks and other strange stuff
MadFueler
Champion Author Winston-Salem

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 1:46:36 PM

While I'm no longer "officially" boycotting BP and Citgo (in the case of BP I think 5 years was enough and for Citgo, the evil regime in Venezuela is crumbling on its own), I still haven't bought gas at either place lately because in my area they don't win the price competition.
Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 11:10:13 AM

No
Treasurehuntxxx
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 1:05:24 AM

no
Y2KSierra
All-Star Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 11:01:58 AM

How much better would we all feel if we avoided any negative emotions connected to boycotting anyone's business and replaced it with the emotion of supporting the business that offers the best value for the product. In this case we want the lowest price on quality gasoline.
GLM4205
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 6:47:10 AM

Why???
Maintroll
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 5:05:47 AM

BP just had the cheapest gas in this area and FYI, boycotts don't work, period.
Jackson126
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 7:16:55 PM

No
sh1361
Sophomore Author Birmingham

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 10:37:59 PM

Why?
TwoBlues
Rookie Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 1:09:07 PM

I boycott BP on 14 mile near main st in Clawson, MI pump are not accurate and staff are not helpful. 22 gallons in an 18 gal tank??? I cannot get that much gas in my car at any other gas station.

Spread the word...
dlat50
All-Star Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 11:54:49 AM

yes
gassaver1948
All-Star Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 3:32:37 PM

I stopped using their products.
jmac8612
Rookie Author Fayetteville

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 11:32:08 AM

honestly i think it would be pointless to attempt to try and boycott any major gas company such as BP EXXON etc....their profits are so great that a few thousand of us that would be it would not make a difference....the only way anything would happen with regard to such actions is when the govt takes action and of course that would not happen anytime soon. though the current president did attempt to help with forcing car company's to use the technology they had for a long time and produce cars with better gas mileage.
packerfan14
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 8:52:31 PM

no
trkerjim
Champion Author Charlotte

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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 11:40:01 AM

Yes i still do. I boycott them because they charge extra for using a credit card. Around here as much as 5 cents a gallon. the station owner is a real a**. i bought gas there once and they decided to cut the pump off before i had a gallon of gas. I asked why and was told they are closed so after a brief conversation i left. NEVER to return again.
badbobKY
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 7:03:01 AM

no
Godozo
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 11:24:24 PM

Still boycotting personal. Still advocating for boycott.

Boss doesn't believe in boycotting gas companies. Says he wants cheapest prices we can reasonably find. Rarely is it BP, thankfully.
DarrellC1970
Rookie Author Louisiana

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 3:41:04 AM

I know much time has passed since the spill, but I figured I would post anyway.
Don't forget that BP provides a LOT of the petroleum products for the plastics that make your soda bottles, and water bottles, and rubbermaid products, and lots of other things... maybe even your tires.
The spill happened, but honestly, besides immediate damage, I'm of the belief that the planet will heal itself of the oil. I mean, didn't the planet put the oil down there in the first place? And do you actually think that none of the oil ever seeps through the ocean bottom to make it into the water on it's own?
Nature has a way of mending itself.
DVader1138
Rookie Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 6:02:15 PM

Of course not!!! Why WOULD anyone boycott bp??? because they had an industrial accident? Because their leased equipment failed? Because after the industrial accident, they did everything they could to clean it up? Because they compensated workers of OTHER industries who MAY have been affected by the accident? Because the accident most likely would have happened no matter what oil company was leasing the platform? Because thousands of gallons of oil seeps up from the ground and into the gulf naturally? Or just because it's the IN thing to do to make it seem like you care about the environment? This wasn't the first oil spill and it won't be the last. No matter how many precautions the oil companies take, there WILL be accidents.
ole_bubba
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 1:30:26 PM

So U R gonna goba
borsht
Champion Author Oakland

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 10:26:17 AM

BP doesn't market in California. They sell all their gas here under the ARCO brand. The BP stations were sold off to independents.

I don't buy ARCO because they don't accept credit cards.
JKazakus
All-Star Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 8:28:17 AM

I am boycotting Speedway
zaxour
Rookie Author New York

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 9:46:01 AM

Yes,
I do not buy BP gas since gulf oil spill, not primarily because of the oil spill (although it upset me), but because of the stone walling that came afterwards from the BP high chain command.

I may be wrong but I read somewhere that the Pentagon/defense dept. buys majority of their oil from BP.
londonmascara
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 1:16:19 PM

Never bought from them before, and I know their company creates lots of jobs, but I was not satisfied with the aftermath of the oil spill and how the company chose to handle it. I do not buy from BP but do not tell others not to buy from them. Everyone should have the chance to make informed decisions.
jenksjr
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 5:23:06 PM

No, BP workers are human and make mistakes.

Lots of Americans work for BP and make very good wages, especialiy those working in the refiners and oil fields.Do you want to punish them?

BP will have spent in the range of 60 Billion dollars on cleaning up (and fines) the Gulf spill. Much of that money went to Americans in need of work. I'm sure it carried a lot of people through the economic crisis caused by the spill.

If BP only sold imported refined products into the US I might have a different opinion.
lilwoof63
Veteran Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 10:35:04 AM

Have been boycotting BP since 2010 and will continue to do so. I have no use for incompetent corporations whose leaders do not reinvest in upgrades to, and maintenance of, their equipment used in everyday operations. When dealing with the pumping and transportation of crude oil, it is important to keep our environment safe through these types of actions and not be focused on profits. There is more at stake other then profits when the machinery fails.
bballpurdue22
Rookie Author Indiana

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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 9:15:28 AM

no
Pitbull1
Veteran Author Detroit

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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 8:56:16 AM

No problems with BP. All gas comes up the same pipeline to the midwest. Only additives make the gas unique.
58Harley
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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 5:55:55 PM

Never
Houckster
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 10:15:03 AM

I'm pretty much like KINGLEMUEL, I'll buy BP if I have to but not otherwise. The damage to the Gulf Coast is ongoing and maybe it's unstoppable. It's hard to forgive them for that.
*****
GENEO56 writes: I'll stick to boycotting Exxon/Mobil.

I have the same stance with Exxon/Mobil as with BP.

[Edited by: Houckster at 5/27/2014 10:16:32 AM EST]
Kinglemuel
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 1:22:09 PM

I dont buy from BP, unless as a last resort on a long trip and I cant find a better alternative.
magpie2013
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: May 6, 2014 8:46:17 PM

Here in wisconsin they are still charging five to ten cents higher! This is the last station I will buy from I would rather walk if I run out before buying from BP!!!:)
geneo56
Champion Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 2:40:52 PM

I'll stick to boycotting Exxon/Mobil
BAJALRRP
Champion Author Tacoma

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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 12:49:05 PM

Their stations are disappearing in the NW
subnuke
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 6:04:11 AM

sometimes, their gas is now pretty comparable in price to other sations that I usually buy from.
maxstar
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 6:32:46 PM

Why boycott BP?
OOXXFF
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 5:22:40 PM

BP is usually higher.
73amx
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 10:33:51 AM

yes, and their Castrol oil division also
stopforgas
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 9:36:18 AM

yes, i am
Robert44
Champion Author Columbus

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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 1:32:27 PM

NO!
magpie2013
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:55:58 PM

Not gonna do it and let the Queen pay for her own spill problems, besides that they are higher here in Wi. by 5-10 cents worth!!:(
73amx
Champion Author Allentown

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 10:44:43 AM

I never buy BP or Castrol oil products
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