BP boycott for oil spill hurts local people

I want to say that I am just as upset as everyone else about the oil spill in the Gulf. But the first point I want to make is this.

A well-known idiot is calling for a boycott of BP. How stupid can one human be?

If you boycott the local BP station, you are hurting the owner of the station. In the case here in Fayetteville, the owner is someone we all like and respect, and he has nothing to do with drilling oil. He and the people who work for him are just trying to work and make a living.

If you boycott BP, then you force a company into bankruptcy and destroy any means of getting money to clean up the mess in the Gulf.

Some of you try to use your brain. We know you voted for our community organizer, but you can still have a moment of sanity.

History seems to repeat itself: remember, someone fiddled while Rome burned, and the White House is doing the same thing while our coast and the lives of small businesses are being destroyed.

Support your local BP station. We are going to need billions to fix what BP has done.

LeGay Saul

Fayette County, Ga.

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Petroleum Refining and Distribution

Just an FYI but, BP gas stations purchase gasoline that could have been refined by Shell, Valero, or ExxonMobil as well as BP. These refineries produce a "standard" gasoline product which is shipped via a pipeline (Colonial). Tank terminals placed along the pipeline store this gasoline which is delivered to local gas station as needed. Boycotting BP stations doesn’t really deliver any message.

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Excellent Cy I had forgotten

that factoid. You are of course correct bravo my good man bravo..

If these guys want to boycott something that might actually do some good.. Let's boycott this Government.

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Support BP you say?

If one bets on the wrong horse then he will lose his money and his job!

People lose jobs every day and have to find others.

Allowing BP to continue unsafe drilling will never keep jobs. They aren't about to support the whole Gulf coast and their dealers for any extended time.

S. Lindsey
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Uhh bonkers you do know that BP Gas Stations are not owned

by BP right? Well No you probably don't.

A boycott on BP hurts ordinary citizens and anyone that supports or participates in such a boycott is an idiot period.

BP Oil has a responsibility to the gulf residents and to the rest of us.. but BP Stations do not..