Residents' frustrations with BP not reflected in sales
There is growing opposition toward British oil company BP following the massive Gulf spill, but it doesn?t appear local residents intend to stop patronizing the company.
Some outraged Westchester residents have called for a boycott of BP gas stations. They say the company has made insufficient efforts in cleaning the mess that has devastated the area.
However, recent sales reported by local station owners don?t indicate that frustration. The reason numbers seem to have sustained at normal levels is simply a matter of convenience. Many customers disprove of BP, but say they still stop at BP stations because they are close by.
Though local residents own the gas stations, about five cents on every gallon sold goes to the corporation. BP has said it hopes to restore its image and says it will decrease the leak to a ?relative trickle? by early next week.