The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Indusry

Oil Spill: Something to Ponder...

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 28, 2010

One of my colleagues snapped a photo of this sign at a BP service station this weekend.

At a time when Americans are angry and want to make a point, this sign reminds everyone that the BP boycott can have unintended consequences.

Although protesters aim their vitriol at BP, they actually can hurt members of their own communities--the independent businessmen and women who own and operate BP-branded service stations under franchise agreements. These businesspeople provide jobs, pay their taxes and provide essential services.

Read more information about the boycott and who gets hurt.