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Old 25 May 2010, 07:46 PM
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Old 25 May 2010, 07:52 PM
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Is it my browser, or is there something missing?
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Old 25 May 2010, 07:53 PM
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Old 25 May 2010, 07:54 PM
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That logo and colour branding wasn't used by BP until 2000 for a start
http://www.bp.com/sectiongenericarti...tentId=7027677
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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.
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I'm pretty sure BP still had their old "shield" logo in 1999.
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It's the bp logo, and underneath it says "We're bringing oil to American shores".
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Old 25 May 2010, 07:56 PM
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Well, it wouldn't be from 1999, because their logo looked like this then:



ETA: Gee, 5 people reply while I'm trying to get the image to work?
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Old 25 May 2010, 08:02 PM
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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.
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Also, BP had been in the US before 1999.

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If you don't see the picture, it might be because you're blocking items with the word "advertisements" with an ad blocker.
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It's a T-shirt from despair.com.
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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?

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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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Old 18 April 2011, 04:52 PM
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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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