Would you buy gas at a BP station if it was 50 cents cheaper per gallon than anywhere else in town?

  • silverfox

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    Jun 01, 2010 3:54 AM GMT
    Man when I pass by a BP gas stations they are empty! I wonder if you are noticing similar in your town?

    And no. I would not buy cheaper gas at BP
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    Jun 01, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    Only if the dude working is really hot and nice.
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    Jun 01, 2010 3:58 AM GMT
    Did you see the piece on CNN where owners of BP stations say "BP doesn't own us, we franchise them." As if no money made at a BP gas station goes to BP the company. Lord.

    I don't go to BP or Exxon.

    Remember when BP had those commercials ending with "BP...Beyond Petroleum."


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    Jun 01, 2010 4:05 AM GMT
    Why would you not buy gas at a BP?
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    Jun 01, 2010 4:33 AM GMT
    alan07 saidWhy would you not buy gas at a BP?


    ...ever hear of this little leak they have going on in the Gulf of Mexico?....and won't be able to stop it til August?....


    I didn't buy BP before this, becuse it is shitty gasoline with too many addatives and not enough gas and now...welll they have pretty much shit in the punch bowl for everyone at this point....
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    Jun 01, 2010 4:35 AM GMT
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  • Webster666

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    Jun 01, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    BP owns ARCO.
    I'll bet that most people don't know that.

    We really should boycott both of them altogether...
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    Jun 01, 2010 5:29 AM GMT
    There is a conveniece store across from my apartment complex that sales BP gas. We had a conversation about this the other day. While it is cheaper, according to him to contract with BP for the gas, he is not concerned with no one buying gas. First, UNC-Charlotte is a couple of blocks away and there are 8 apartment complexes within a 4 block radius. He makes his money inside the store. Currently,of the 4 gas stations in the 4 block 1 mile area, his is the cheapest. He knows I don't get gas from him. He thinks BP really isn't doing enough, but doesn't see going away from BP as really the only gas not in the area is Exxon and he knows it won't sale because of the college area. He has heard enough from people suggesting he keep BP and not take Exxon.
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    Jun 01, 2010 5:50 AM GMT
    yes, I'll even be a loyal costumer if they keep the prices the same for a whole year icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 02, 2010 11:47 AM GMT
    NOt like there is a surplus of oil. If people don't buy from bp or other companies under bp. All it will do is hurt the local businesses. Bp will sell there oil elsewhere and you still be buying it.
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    Jun 02, 2010 11:58 AM GMT
    i actually get my fuel at BP im sorry i cant help it. I feel bad tho...
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    Jun 02, 2010 12:05 PM GMT
    Response 1:
    I will not buy BP or Exxon-Mobil.

    Response 2:
    I leave my car parked as much as possible and ride my bike, or when necessary, take my motorcycle which gets close to 60 MPG. If I use gas, I use a little as possible. I've managed almost a 30% reduction in miles driven each year.

    Response 3:
    Bring on the electric car !
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    Jun 02, 2010 12:06 PM GMT
    I have been noticing a similar thing, and I have been electing not to buy BP gas.
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    Jun 02, 2010 12:08 PM GMT
    list to boycott so far:

    BP
    ARCO (the arena too?)
    the entire state of arizona (including pf changs)

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    Jun 02, 2010 12:16 PM GMT
    rangard saidlist to boycott so far:

    BP
    ARCO (the arena too?)
    the entire state of arizona (including pf changs)




    oh shit... BP owns Arizona AND pf changs???? I spoke to a friend on Facebook yesterday who lives in Arizona and last weekend I considered eating at Changs. I feel so dirty...

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    Jun 02, 2010 12:57 PM GMT
    A boycott (no pun intended) is the only way that you as a consumer can stop financially supporting BP and the disaster they enabled in the Gulf. Why would you want to give them your dollars when you can buy gas elsewhere?
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    Jun 02, 2010 1:18 PM GMT
    fitguyatl said A boycott (no pun intended) is the only way that you as a consumer can stop financially supporting BP and the disaster they enabled in the Gulf. Why would you want to give them your dollars when you can buy gas elsewhere?


    Boycott ? because you think BP is any different from other big oil companies ?
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    Jun 02, 2010 1:26 PM GMT
    Halliburton, owned the actual malfuntioning well itself.
  • TexanMan82

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    Jun 02, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    Even if you don't go to an Exxon or BP station, you're still probably using their product at other stations. There's really no way to boycott.
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    Jun 02, 2010 4:00 PM GMT
    They're actually the most expensive in town, so I don't go there.

    But if they were 50 cents cheaper, honestly... I'm poor as fuck. I would buy.
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    Jun 02, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
    For those looking to boycott here is a list of all of BP's brands.
    http://www.bp.com/extendedsectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9&contentId=7046348
  • bmw0

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    Jun 02, 2010 4:12 PM GMT
    BP has one of the best gasoline products on the market. They don't add ethanol. Shell good stuff too. But honestly, BP owns most of the major fuel lines throughout the east part of the US (im not sure about the midwest or west) for instance Kroger fuel stations are using BP gas. They just don't add the additives that clean your engine and so on that Shell and BP do.

    On a side note, boycotting BP for an accident is silly. Say the nation does boycott them and it reduces their revenue, who do you think is going to get stuck with this clean up bill? (that would be us, the taxpayers) They have already spent 1 billion to try to stop this, and its not like they intended to ruin the environment. If you really want to help, submit an idea to stop the leak. icon_idea.gif If we boycott them out of business that means less jobs, less competition and higher prices. Basic economics.

    I support BP and will continue to only fill up at their stations and a small hand full of others that actually produce a quality gas product. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 02, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
    All the BP stations pulled out here in northern IN.
  • bmw0

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    Jun 02, 2010 4:15 PM GMT
    MonkeyPuck saidFor those looking to boycott here is a list of all of BP's brands.
    http://www.bp.com/extendedsectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9&contentId=7046348


    Thanks for the list of companies i will support, if you click on this link and look in the upper right hand corner there is a tab marked "Gulf of Mexico response" so we can all keep up with what they are doing to correct this grave error. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 02, 2010 4:16 PM GMT
    The best defense is a good offense. Like the guy above who didn't even know why one would boycott BP, spread the word. Believe it or not, there are a TON of people who have no idea. It's not BP alone. It's the proof in the pudding of a paradigm supporting, "Drill, baby, drill"

    Spill, baby, spill.

    Patrick