reply to post by Morpheas
If you are going to 'boycott BP' you might want to find yourself a gas station first that doesn't use their gas.
Most stations all get there gas from a single local distributor. That means that a lot of BP stations are not really BP at all. The gas could come
from anywhere, and likewise stations that do not carry the BP symbol may have gas produced by BP.
Also, know that you are only hurting people who need their jobs, those who work at store level , the managers and store employees of a franchised BP
will be the ones who suffer, so if you can take food off thier tables in good conscience then you are evil.
So if you go to your local BP station and ask if it is franchised, if the answer is yes then they essentially have nothing to do with BP, only in
Several stores in my area are BP franchised, but not one of them is actually owned or operated by BP. Just like the hotel chain I work for, the
franchise could change to another brand name and every room or product would still come from the same places, and that is not the hotel brand name
that my company works under, we only use the name.
Be sure, before cutting off a store location from business, that they even sell actual BP gas and products, most likely they do not.
I worked for a BP here for a lot of years. The gas we sold at that store and every other in town came from a local distributor, he left BP after
filling it's tanks, and pulled across the street to Amoco and filled their tanks, and the gas niether came from BP or Amoco.
Don't take the jobs away from these store employees, please, they need their jobs, they struggle as it is.