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Old 05-23-2010, 01:12 PM
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So, BP drills a well, produces the oil, it then goes to a BP pipeline, to a BP refinery, into a BP truck, and then to BP stations? That's just not the way the supply works. As a matter of fact, historically BP has passed on production facilities to other partners in the production investment, although that has changed a bit since buying Amoco and some of the bigger finds in the GOM.
By not buying gas from a BP station, all you would be doing is making keeping the guy who runs the BP station from feeding his family. Big Bumper has it right. At a cost, the guy is changing his signs to Shell because of the BP aura. The gas, minus some additives particular to certain producers, all comes from the same black pot.
Having said that, I don't use BP stations simply because of the Ethenol issue for the boats and I don't particularly like the additives they use in ther low sufler deisels.
Old 05-23-2010, 02:28 PM
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You're finally right.

Quite often, the gas you think you are buying at the pump didn't come from that producer/refiner.
Old 05-23-2010, 05:25 PM
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I'd say keep buying BP fuel....they're going to need all the money that they can get after this mess! Who's going to pick up the tab if they cant?

BUY BP! I dont want to pay for it. ( via taxes)
Old 05-23-2010, 09:31 PM
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I stopped in at a BP station today. No problems doing that in my mind. I usually use Murphy Oil, but that is a logistics issue. BP is working overtime to fix this the best way they can. They followed all the protocols that the US government asked them to do. They were inspected not long prior to the incident. These things happen in anything worth doing. There is risk in everything we do.
Old 05-26-2010, 01:43 PM
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The BP station buy our harbor is the only station left around here that doesnt have ethonal.. Ill still buy from them, matter a fact, the 3rd or 4th day of this oil spill I topped off my boat.. then while filling up the wifes caddy not to long ago, there were a few hippys that looked like they were friends of Jenny's off Forest Gump struming on a guitar with homeade signs that said.. STOP OFFSHORE DRILLING.. I kindly didnt say anything other than.. so yall wanna pay $8 bucks a gallon...

The sign says BP on the gas and building says Kangaroo...
Old 05-26-2010, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Alec Thigpen View Post
I stopped in at a BP station today. No problems doing that in my mind. I usually use Murphy Oil, but that is a logistics issue. BP is working overtime to fix this the best way they can. They followed all the protocols that the US government asked them to do. They were inspected not long prior to the incident. These things happen in anything worth doing. There is risk in everything we do.
BP officials admitted today and before congress that short cuts were taken and warning signs that there were problems with the cement and BOP were ignored only hours before the failure. This is not taking a responsible business risk, this is STUPIDITY. A professional business plan or any business activity requires a responsible exit plan to deal with potential problems beyond the control of that business. While no plan can cover all situations, it is evident that BP had no plan at all.
Old 05-26-2010, 02:18 PM
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No problems with BP gas - never buy it. I think Shell has the best gasoline for autos followed by Chevron. I look at the additives and Shell and Chevron top the list IMO.

I do have problems with BP on cutting corners on drilling the well which I think led to the blowout. Since the blowout BP has tried but IMO they have also continued to do what is best for BP. One example is using the toxic dispersant Corexit (banned in the UK by the way) which is made by Nalco which is partly owned by BP. Do you think BP ever considered using a less toxic dispersant until the US government stepped in??
Old 05-26-2010, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TDM View Post
BP officials admitted today and before congress that short cuts were taken and warning signs that there were problems with the cement and BOP were ignored only hours before the failure. This is not taking a responsible business risk, this is STUPIDITY. A professional business plan or any business activity requires a responsible exit plan to deal with potential problems beyond the control of that business. While no plan can cover all situations, it is evident that BP had no plan at all.
So we'll put you down as a "NO".
Old 05-26-2010, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Pierless View Post
No problems with BP gas - never buy it. I think Shell has the best gasoline for autos followed by Chevron. I look at the additives and Shell and Chevron top the list IMO.
Sales ploy.
Old 05-26-2010, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Pierless View Post
No problems with BP gas - never buy it. I think Shell has the best gasoline for autos followed by Chevron.


There IS one born every minute.
Old 05-26-2010, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post


There IS one born every minute.
and what if I am right ;? ( I do not work for Shell ) Chevron uses Techron - I hope you think that is OK.
Old 05-26-2010, 04:28 PM
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Read the top post on this page.
Old 05-26-2010, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
Read the top post on this page.

I just did and it has this sentence:

The gas, minus some additives particular to certain producers, all comes from the same black pot.

I know oil is oil and gas is gas. Additives are not the same across the brands. What I said was I look at the additives and Shell and Chevron top the list IMO.
Old 05-26-2010, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by RUDE Attitude View Post
...The gas, minus some additives particular to certain producers, all comes from the same black pot...
Ok I read it and that is what pierless is saying right?
The base gas is fungible and could come from anywhere (pipelines run from the Gulf Coast all the way to New York City). The additives are what you are buying and they are different for some Majors. Shell, Chevron and Exxon has their own proprietary ones. Others mostly use a generic additive made by DuPont.
Whether it is worth it or not is up to the individual consumer.
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Originally Posted by Pierless View Post
N I think Shell has the best gasoline for autos followed by Chevron. I look at the additives and Shell and Chevron top the list IMO.?
That's fine. as long as you are aware that the base component (gasoline) may not be the gasoline you think you are buying.
Old 05-27-2010, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
That's fine. as long as you are aware that the base component (gasoline) may not be the gasoline you think you are buying.

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Old 05-27-2010, 08:42 AM
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I'm sorry, but I just can't buy from BP for a while. I know that it is hurting the owners, but change the signs then.

It is just a sinking feeling when I pull up to the pumps and look at that big BP sign.

I'm not saying that it is the right thing to do but I can't buy from BP.

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