Local BP Stores Seeing Backlash

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

When picking out a place to fuel up, many drivers search for the lowest price. Now, some are searching for any place but BP.

There are pages on popular social network sites like Facebook calling for a boycott of the oil giant.

"They are not doing enough to clean the oil up and a lot of people are losing money because of the oil spill and to me if you're already rich there has to be some way that you can figure out to stop that oil."

But those like Janice Fernandez, who make a living working at the local fill up station say they're not the ones to blame.

"A lot of people are confused about the oil spill, they think that it's one certain station although BP doesn't own all of the stations and BP don't have anything to do with it as far as the local BP stores.”

Fernandez says business hasn't slowed down too much, but she's still asked about the spill and the connection is it has with local stores.

"We appreciate everybody’s business, you know we want to keep our customers and our jobs. We had nothing to do with the oil spill it was, we're just a franchise."

Even with its controversy, not everyone is against local BP stations. News 4 spoke with other local BP gas stations and they say their business has not been affected by the oil spill.

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