However, I wondered about whether the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster would be having negative impacts on this company's gas station revenue (i.e., if it was "hitting them at the pump", so to speak). According to a recent report from NPR (cited on Treehugger), this seems to be the case:
Oil giant BP PLC is floating a financial lifeline to the owners, operators and suppliers of the gas stations around America that bear its name and have been struggling because of boycotts prompted by the Gulf spill.
The head of a trade group that represents distributors of BP gasoline in the U.S. told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the company is informing outlets that they will be getting cash in their pockets, reductions in credit card fees and help with more national advertising.How about in your neck of the world? Do you notice a dearth of activity at your local BP gas station?