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Jenn 25 May 2010 08:46 PM

BP oil ad from 1999
 
Comment: Is this true?

http://www.snopes.com/photos/adverti...cs/bpoilad.jpg

Darth Credence 25 May 2010 08:52 PM

Is it my browser, or is there something missing?

One-Fang 25 May 2010 08:53 PM

Is what true?

BlueStar 25 May 2010 08:54 PM

That logo and colour branding wasn't used by BP until 2000 for a start
http://www.bp.com/sectiongenericarti...tentId=7027677
Quote:

Then in 2000 BP, now a group of companies that included Amoco, ARCO and Castrol, unveiled a new global brand with a new mark, a sunburst of green, yellow and white symbolizing dynamic energy in all its forms. It was called the Helios after the sun god of ancient Greece.

SpaceRobot5 25 May 2010 08:54 PM

I'm pretty sure BP still had their old "shield" logo in 1999.

justusfour 25 May 2010 08:54 PM

It's the bp logo, and underneath it says "We're bringing oil to American shores".

WildaBeast 25 May 2010 08:56 PM

Well, it wouldn't be from 1999, because their logo looked like this then:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...d_logo.svg.png

ETA: Gee, 5 people reply while I'm trying to get the image to work?

diddy 25 May 2010 09:02 PM

And just to add gas on the flames (pun intended) - exactly what company would use that phrase in an advertising campaign. It would make far more sense to use the word "gas" since that's what most folks associate with when they see a BP logo - not oil. When Oil is used in marketing it tends to be referring to the commodity market.

AnglRdr 25 May 2010 09:04 PM

Also, BP had been in the US before 1999.

Fail.

videoguy 25 May 2010 10:10 PM

If you don't see the picture, it might be because you're blocking items with the word "advertisements" with an ad blocker.

Debunker 26 May 2010 01:40 AM

It's a T-shirt from despair.com.

Jenn 07 June 2010 09:47 PM

Comment: I live in Louisiana (New Orleans area) and have seen this picture
circulating for about two weeks, featuring a sign at a BP gas station. While I
appreciate the irony, I am not convinced of its authenticity. Any way you can
clear this up?

http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/graphics/bpsign.jpg

ParaDiddle 08 June 2010 12:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by videoguy (Post 1224335)
If you don't see the picture, it might be because you're blocking items with the word "advertisements" with an ad blocker.

If that's the case, I'll be OK without it.

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RumorMilling 18 April 2011 05:52 PM

Maybe we should come up with another photoshopped image now that some time has passed. Who is the most creative person on here?


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