7:54 am June 28, 2010, by Henry Unger
Will you fill up at a BP pump for a lower price?
As more Americans shun BP gasoline as a form of protest over the Gulf oil spill, station owners want BP to do more to help them convince motorists that such boycotts mostly hurt independently owned businesses, not the British oil giant, Associated Press is reporting.
To win back customers, they’d like the company’s help in reducing the price at the pump.
BP owns just a fraction of the more than 11,000 stations across the U.S., AP reports. Most are owned by local businessmen whose primary connection to the oil company is the logo and a contract to buy gasoline.
In recent weeks, some station owners from Georgia to Illinois say sales have declined as much as 10 percent to 40 percent, AP reports.
Are you boycotting? Will a lower price win you back?
Is it right or not to take out your feelings about BP’s actions on independent operators?
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