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Ratso

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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2010 6:01:39 AM

Do you think you staying away from BP stations is harming BP financially? Why?
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2013 10:04:36 AM

No.
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moher02
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2011 3:14:24 PM

BP is not the only company that has created oil disasters, if a boycott is done it should also include, exxon/mobil, valero, shell, and many more. There pockets are bulging with profits and we struggle to pay for our gas. Companies do earn good money, but it is not necessary for them to gouge the individual person.
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Grimes1
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2010 6:33:11 PM

I know my not buying BP is not a financial blow to them, but I wouldn;t feel right buying BP.
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luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2010 7:15:50 PM

No. I bought fuel there tonight.
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tricky69
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2010 6:13:05 AM

NO
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timmyC4
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2010 11:16:30 PM

I buy all my fuels from BP now. They've done a great job.
Oh, so not their the bad guys cause they supply us with what we need?
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poorboyTN
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2010 4:08:44 PM

Nope
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luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2010 9:24:01 AM

If there price is resonable I purchase
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adora08
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2010 4:39:58 PM

I don't think it will directly impact them financially. However, the bad press will.
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freecain
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2010 3:59:44 PM

I have no idea if not going to BP harms them financially. I remember when BP was starting their new promo (a decade back, maybe more) and I got excited that an oil company was going to invest in alternative energy. So forward thinking. Considering the huge mess they left, it turns my stomach just to see the logo. 'Beyond Petroleum'... yeah right.
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13Octane
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2010 11:38:03 AM

we dont have bp here in tucson. at least that i have found.
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Ram4Sam
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2010 1:01:04 PM

No
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2010 7:38:12 AM

What does "every little bit helps" mean in regards to "Are You Boycotting BP?"
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UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2010 2:15:26 AM

yes. every little bit helps.
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ezrydr1960
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2010 5:29:48 PM

yes
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2010 1:24:45 PM

Stupid to boycott the small operators.
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INDY51
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2010 7:37:15 AM

YES,UNTIL IT IS NO MORE A COMPANY!!
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650CFM
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2010 10:39:44 AM

Does not work.
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KentuckyWildcat
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2010 8:08:26 AM

It's the closest station to my home....I buy BP!
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2010 9:32:05 AM

I wouldn't get "gat" at a BP station, however BP stations in my area are generally the lower or lowest priced stations in the gas station clusters. Hard to justify being on this website, encouraging people to spend less on fuel, and then say you're willing buying at a more expensive local station.
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ITIMEM
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2010 8:55:50 AM

I do not get gat at BP stations.
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INDY51
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2010 6:22:46 AM

YES.
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RoadManJimC
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2010 10:21:04 AM

NO... As long as BP owned stations have the 'Lowest Price Around', I'm going to be a customer!
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2010 8:59:34 AM

I never bought at BP before the spill so no big deal to me.
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VLegardeu
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2010 10:42:06 AM

No
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G1kremer
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2010 12:09:46 AM

I have a family friend who owns a BP and he makes pennies on the dollar and sometimes sells at a loss which i presume is true for most other gas stations. Boycotting a gas station barely hurts an oil giant like BP or Exxon and its only hurting the local owners of the station who make their profit off of in-store purchases or car maintenance,
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SuGaR_FrEaK
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2010 10:20:55 AM

I don't think boycotts really work. Because one company doesn't drill, refine, and then deliver it to their stations. I work in a gas station and one of the two companies that deliver to us also makes stops at 2 other stations in the same town and they have no affiliation.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2010 6:59:28 AM

Your local BP didn't just "change it's name to SUNOCO"; it either ended it's agreement with BP or it's ageement with BP expired and it entered into a new agreement with SUNOCO. You don't just change names.

And, don't forget, a lot of gas stations "change names" over the course of time. They enter into new franchise agreements with other companies, go to an unbranded name even though they may still have a distribution or support agreement with a company (but by not using the "brand name" the buying public might not realize the quality of the product, versus that of an unbranded station), or enters into a collective agreement. Here in the Montgomery County Maryland area many stations, as their franchise or other agreements have expired, have become Washingtonian stations, or W Express stations; it's not a franchise but rather a distribution process, less expensive than being a franchise, but without all the franchise benefits, but - and it's a big but - it gives a sense of commonality in quality.

Note also that to get out of franchise agreement, in order to change the name of the station or for other reasons, costs. It's not something that's simply done because a station's owner wants to change the name then and there.

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eddie31370
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2010 6:28:37 AM

Our local BP changed its name to SUNOCO. By boycotting your local BP station you are only hurting your local business. The franchise was already paid for by your local mom and pop.
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snesser
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2010 1:54:37 AM

Yes I think it is hurting them financially but probably only in the little picture. I do not go to BP for gas. I do go to a certain BP station to support an unhealthy tobacco habit but only because they're close by and because it's a small station and I like the workers there but a funny thing is they have told me they don't buy gas there and have actually told me of other stations that aren't BP that had a current lower price for fuel. -thanks for your topic! I have been wondering if anyone else boycotts certain gas stations and why.

[Edited by: snesser at 9/15/2010 1:55:35 AM EST]
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BashkirKurly
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2010 10:41:46 PM

I have mixed feelings. I would LIKE to harm BP financially, but in reality I would be hurting family-owned businesses, and that's not fair in the end.
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RadarIN
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2010 9:15:04 AM

I don't knowingly buy BP gasoline.
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VetteBlue
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2010 9:05:26 AM

Boycotts usually hurt the wrong people.
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VetteBlue
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2010 1:22:39 PM

BP is a big part of big oi but not the only problem. It was Exxon before and will be one of the others next. They all cut corners and some get caught.
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JBOT85
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2010 11:56:39 PM

Nope, I go to whichever station im nearest or the cheapest within a reasonable distance
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2010 6:44:37 AM

Gas brand boycotts don't work!
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BCERB
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2010 2:57:54 AM


Thats quite the conviction ZizisMom. Right down to the hearse!
I respect those that boycott on principal.
Ironic how the very people that are adamant 'that boycotts dont work'
are the very same to project an over dramatized doom & gloom scenario from your personal decision!
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2010 10:01:28 PM

I usually get my gas at Sams club anyway. Cheapest gas around.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2010 5:03:56 PM

ZizisMom, it appears you are comfortable waging economic war against your friends, family, neighbours, and the people who employ kids saving money for college.
The vast majority of BP stations are owned by people just like you, except for the fact they have their life savings tied up in their franchises. They are not on BP payroll. They had nothing to do with causing the spillage in the Gulf, and could do nothing to stop it, yet you are willing to hold them responsible. They pay taxes, and spend their money locally, supporting local economies. Putting them out of business hurts everybody, including you.
I find it reprehensible that some people are so willing to attack the little guy, and put his family and employees at economic risk. Once you have put all the BP, Exxon, and CITGO (and whoever else people get mad at), franchises out of business, who are you going to buy from, and what do you think the lack of competition is going to do to prices? How many people will be added to welfare rolls?
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airduct
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2010 10:17:13 AM

You may very well be buying gas refined from BP oil when you buy Shell or any other brand of gas.
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rjrjr
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2010 9:51:38 AM

Instead of boycotting oil companies look at the short-sighted Energy policy of the country.
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ZizisMom
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 1:07:35 PM

Our family is still boycotting BP, and will continue to do so, even if it gets declared "officially over". We're planning a 2000-mile driving vacation for NEXT summer which, by design, will avoid giving BP even one single American Dollar from our pockets.

Having watched the greasy slime they call Executive Management lie, whine, and BS their way through this disaster, we will probably boycott BP for the rest of our lives. Personally, if I can put it in my will that the hearse has to fill up at another gas station as they take my coffin to the graveyard, all the better. And I'm from PA, not LA. Though I do love shrimp.
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HelenKeller
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2010 12:16:57 PM

Nope.
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julietoo11
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2010 10:21:06 PM

no, I don't think boycotting BP is hurting them. Maybe if we all continue to use BP they will be able to lower the prices as a Thank You for continuing support thru the hard times. Would be nice.
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ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2010 6:24:41 PM

No. ARCO/BP consistantly has the lowest prices in town (they are currently charging $2.419/gallon for regular gasoline) and their pumps are always busy
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Bill8177
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2010 10:36:11 AM

No mot at all, there prices are normally higher anyway
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lcs1
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2010 6:32:19 AM

No
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2010 10:32:13 AM

RVSteve wrote:
"I don't believe now is the best time to be a BP Gas Station Owner. Most owners are trying to change their name in order to promote better business."

It might not be the best time to be a BP gas station owner, or any gas station owner, but I haven't seen empty BP stations; they seem to be, from a drive-by perspective, to have customers just as other stations have.

Just wondering, though. Where did you see that "Most owners are trying to change their name"? I heard (for a long time, including before the oil leak) some stations want to return to the return to the name Amoco, reflecting it's American roots, and I know that many stations have been rebranded from other names to BP because BP is the fuel distributor (it's a complicated naming process), but I haven't heard that "Most owners" are looking to change.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2010 9:12:54 AM

I think we should boycott nothing.
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INDY51
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2010 9:00:02 AM

YES!! UNTIL IT IS NO LONGER A POTENTIL HARM.
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