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Old 07-04-2006, 06:23 AM   #1
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BP Response on Boycott Threats

BP is the second largest publicly traded oil company, but it's market share of global crude oil production is about three percent

The five largest publicly traded oil companies account for about ten percent of world oil production

Boycotting one or more of the five largest gasoline retailers in the US would have no impact on the price of crude oil - a globally traded commodity accounting for about 60 percent of the cost of a gallon of gasoline - and therefore have no impact on the price of gasoline

We expect business as usual at our retail sites and have seen no disruptions to our operations thus far.


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BP Response on Boycott Threats

BP is the second largest publicly traded oil company, but it's market share of global crude oil production is about three percent

The five largest publicly traded oil companies account for about ten percent of world oil production

Boycotting one or more of the five largest gasoline retailers in the US would have no impact on the price of crude oil - a globally traded commodity accounting for about 60 percent of the cost of a gallon of gasoline - and therefore have no impact on the price of gasoline

We expect business as usual at our retail sites and have seen no disruptions to our operations thus far.


For information purposes only;

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A boycott of a couple of brands of gasoline won't result in lower overall prices. Prices at all the non-boycotted outlets would rise due to the temporarily limited supply and increased demand, making the original prices look cheap by comparison. The shunned outlets could then make a killing by offering gasoline at its "normal" (i.e., pre-boycott) price or by selling off their output to the non-boycotted companies, who will need the extra supply to meet demand. The only person who really gets hurt in this proposed scheme is the service station operator, who has almost no control over the price of gasoline.

The only practical way of reducing gasoline prices is through the straightforward means of buying less gasoline, not through a simple and painless scheme of just shifting where we buy it. The inconvenience of driving less is a hardship too many people apparently aren't willing to endure, however.
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Think about how much it will really matter to them Unless a large % of consumers go along with something like that it won't matter to them although it may give the partisipants a bit of an outlet for some venting But lets face it we only have a couple of options Pay what they are charging ,don';t buy it or develop an alternative to it just my opinion Atleast we live in a country where we can coplane without suffering any fallout from our complaints
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I agree boycotting certain oil companies would not accomplish much, like a speck on the windshield. What I do is buy only the needed fuel I do not spend money on anything else. If I need milk, bread, pop or whatever I go to a legitimate grocery store. Most of our gas stations are convenience stores that probably make most of there profits from groceries. if all the gas purchasers bought gas only, the lack of profits might get their attention.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jcarew:
Most of our gas stations are convenience stores that probably make most of there profits from groceries. if all the gas purchasers bought gas only, the lack of profits might get their attention. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If gas stations made less on groceries they would have to make more on gas to meet expenses or close! Buying more grocery items would tend to allow them to keep gas prices low to attract customers.
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With all due respect to everyone that doesn't believe that an organized boycott would impact distribution channels I must disagree. How often have we heard that the price of you-name-it has gone up because of supply and demand.
Is it only me or does anyone else find it interesting that a very large oil company would take the time to respond to something that most believe would have no impact? That certainly gives me reason to think that we been mislead yet again.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Canuck:
With all due respect to everyone that doesn't believe that an organized boycott would impact distribution channels I must disagree. How often have we heard that the price of you-name-it has gone up because of supply and demand.
Is it only me or does anyone else find it interesting that a very large oil company would take the time to respond to something that most believe would have no impact? That certainly gives me reason to think that we been mislead yet again.
That's my two cents worth. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And how do you plan to get China to cooperate and join a boycott??
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tom N:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jcarew:
Most of our gas stations are convenience stores that probably make most of there profits from groceries. if all the gas purchasers bought gas only, the lack of profits might get their attention. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If gas stations made less on groceries they would have to make more on gas to meet expenses or close! Buying more grocery items would tend to allow them to keep gas prices low to attract customers. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually the cost of purchasing gas for the station owner can increase if he passes a certain ratio of other bussiness compared to gasoline sales. My brother and several other friends used to be involed in this and stations at times would be assessed a penalty for doing to much auto repair work or other bussiness. One station had to turn away repair work so they could still compete in the local market selling gas.

It is all rigged so that the station owner/lessor takes the hit no matter which way this goes.

What worked last time was everyone using less gass and sales accross the board for all suppliers dropping leaving little room at the depots to offload the gas sitting in the tankers at the ports. Then they have to drop the prices to get rid of the backlog so they can get the chain going again.

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