BP Gas Station Owners Defecting (VIDEO)


At least four BP gas stations have switched fuel distributors and changed names this summer…and the oil spill in the Gulf could be part of the reason. In Summerdale, Foley and Orange Beach, BP stations are now carrying the Shell logo.

BP station owners say the company’s image is tainted, damaged and tarnished because of the oil spill.

The switch and name changes are happening across the Gulf Coast. Some BP station owners say they’re losing customers…and money…because of the company’s negative image.

BP officials are scrambling to keep more stations from changing names and gas providers. In Washington this week, company executives are meeting with owners and fuel providers to find a way to stop BP owners from defecting. A few ideas include a logo change and offering incentives to station owners who don’t defect.

See video here: http://www.wkrg.com/alabama/article/bp-gas-station-owners-defecting/1118409/Oct-19-2010_8-56-am/

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