Don't have an account? To participate in discussions consider signing up or signing in
facebook connect
Sign-up, its free! Close [x]

Benefits

  • okay Create lasting relationships with other like minded women.
  • okay Blogging, let your voice be heard!
  • okay Interact with other women through blogs,questions and groups.
  • okay Photo Album, upload your most recent vacation pictures.
  • okay Contests, Free weekly prize drawing.
  • okay Weekly Newsletter.

Q & A

Will you continue to purchase gas from BP and ARCO stations?




Answer this See more Questions

View All Answers

    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Max0125 wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • I must admit, boycotting BP was my first reaction. However, when I researched the subject I discovered that BP stopped it’s retail gas operations in 2008 and currently owns only 100 out of the 900 stations worldwide. By boycotting BP, it really only hurts the owners of the BP in name only gas stations that had nothing to do with the spill.

      Perhaps a better solution is to lobby against off shore drilling,insist on better monitoring of environmental safety of existing off shore rigs as well as holding companies such as BP more financially accountable. We should also lobby for greener energy and finding ways to decrease our dependency on oil




            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Maryann Rhodey wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • I couldn’t agree more.  Boycotting the local stations only hurts the owner, not the supplier.  

      You are so right Max0125, lobbying our senators and congress about better alternatives to oil that are cleaner and more sustainable instead of drilling for oil offshore.  There is a website people can go to for more information about alternative solutions with instant letters you can send to congress.
      [Link Removed]


      Greengirl56, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.




            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Maryann Rhodey wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • I’m not sure the link worked, try this

      [Link Removed]


      Greengirl56, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.




            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • I don’t generally use BP so it will have no impact on me.




            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Momofthreeprincess wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • BP is much more expensive then anyone else around me.  If it were not for that reason I still wouldn’t boycott them.  

      I agree that other alternatives to oil, but until that happens we are relied on oil.  Everything that you touch is some how touched by oil.  It either is used to make the product, in the product, used to make the product work or used to ship the product.  Off shore drilling is safe.  If you consider how many rigs are in production every year it is safe.  What needs to be done is that the government regulators that were in charge of over seeing safety needs to be tighten.  Someone on that rig was not paying attention to the gages and the pressure got to high to fast.  Equipment that should have been tested often was not tested to see if it worked. Had the government overseers been doing their job, the safety crew doing their job maybe this would have never happened.

      By the way did you know that the Governor of Louisiana wants to build levees to stop the oil from getting into the marshes were clean up would be extremely hard to do but is being blocked by the government that said they need to do studies before it can be done.  Just more red tape with no action.




            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Coralee Flug wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • You are so right momoftheprincess - I have a bit of a unique perspective. My husband works in the oilfield. This was human error, yes an accident but safety measures are in place to make sure this doesn’t happen. Just like the Exxon Valise was human error. Someone was not doing their job and messed up and a huge disaster took place. BP will be paying for years cleaning this up.




            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Paris Mano wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • Coralee I wish I could say you are right but unfortunately the people who live where the tar balls are affecting nature and food supplies will be the ones who pay the price.
      Somehow BP will probably NEVER pay for what they have done.

      So sad that this has happened and they cannot get on top of the situation.

      Pray for these working people who are losing their lifelong businesses and possibly homes. As far as BP, I would not feel one bit of sympathy for them.

      They still have made tons of billions of dollars!!!!!!!!!frownheartbreak




            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Momofthreeprincess wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • Coralee, I grew up in the oilfield.  My father is a Mud Engineer, my Grandfather was a roughneck that worked his way up to foreman of the rigs and my brother is a mechanic for the rigs. I grew up in Southwest Louisiana were oil is the bread and butter of the people that live there.  This has hurt not just those that work on the rigs but everyone in that area.  people have been laid off and have been told they do not know when they will have jobs again.  This human error has cost more than just environmental damage but also major economical damage to an area that knows nothing else but oil.




            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Kmarie wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • It really goes well beyond BP. I agree with motheroorthreeprincess. I really did not shop at BP to begin with, so I am not going out of my way to shop there now




            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Anonymous wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • I really appreciate everyone’s level-headed, sensible remarks here.  My husband works for BP in the Subsea division.  As you might imagine, this has hit very close to home as my husband he is working long, stressful hours these days.  I am posting anonymously out of fear.  But you guys have given me great comfort.  To see that people can discuss this sensitive and terribly sad issue with such dignity and maturity is very reassuring.

      Feeling much love from my Fab40 sisters! heart




            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Anonymous wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • Paris, please remember, BP is made up of people just like you and me, trying to work for a living to feed their families.  I can personally assure you no one wants to clean up this mess worse than the BP family!  

      I understand your anger, sadness, frustration.  I am directly connected to the situation, and I feel the same way.  Keep in mind, though, that the company said it will pay for all of this.  They will be there as long as it takes.  You may choose to ignore that if you wish, but the truth will lie in their actions, now and in the next several years.




            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Coralee Flug wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • Anonymous - hugs - my heart breaks for all those who have lost income and also for all those families who work for BP who have to deal with the back lash and fear. This is a disaster but I believe some how good will come out in the end, not sure what it is but hopeful that it will.




            Report  Reply


Ask a Question






mature content submit as anonymous