BP pollution corporation still not trusted

This video from the USA is called BP Oil Spill Footage Save the Birds: TruthVlog.

By Emily Swanson in the USA:

Poll Finds BP Public Image Still Tarnished 3 Years After Gulf Spill

Posted: 04/20/2013 9:44 am EDT

Three years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Americans are still likely to have an unfavorable view of the company involved in the disaster, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. While BP has spent millions on ads touting the company’s cleanup efforts, it’s unclear whether those ads have really helped BP’s image.

According to the new poll, 43 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of the multinational oil-and-gas company, and 31 percent have a favorable view. …

The Deepwater Horizon spill was a huge public relations debacle for BP, and the results of the poll help to show why. Even three years after the oil started gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, 65 percent of respondents said they had heard a lot about it, while 27 percent said they had heard a little and only 8 percent said they had heard nothing at all.

Given that level of public awareness, it’s not surprising that BP has spent millions of dollars on advertising in response to the spill, including almost $100 million during the four months of the spill itself. (The company has also spent $42 billion to cover costs related to the spill.)

That advertising has reached a majority of Americans, according to the survey. Sixty-seven percent said they had seen BP’s TV ads about cleaning up after the spill, compared to the 33 percent who said either that they had not seen the ads (23 percent) or that they weren’t sure (10 percent).

But the survey found mixed evidence for how well those ads are working to improve BP’s public image.

Among those who had seen the commercials, 28 percent said their opinion of the company had thereby become more favorable and 11 percent said their opinion had become less favorable. But 59 percent said that seeing the ads had not changed their view at all.

The margin between unfavorable and favorable views of BP was 51 to 34 percent among those who had seen the ads and 32 to 24 percent among those who had not seen the ads. Forty-five percent of those who had not seen the ads said they weren’t sure how to rate BP.

Toxic Threads: Polluting Paradise. A story of big brands and water pollution in Indonesia: here.

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  1. BP and Shell raided over price-fixing allegations

    Wednesday 15 May 2013

    Oil companies BP and Shell have had their offices raided as part of an investigation into allegations of price-fixing that could have ripped motorists off for more than a decade.

    Officials from the European Commission carried out the unannounced raids on Tuesday searching for evidence that the companies have been fixing the price of oil since 2002.

    The competition authority raided “the premises of several companies active in and providing services to the crude oil, refined oil products and biofuels sectors.”

    Norwegian company Statoil also confirmed its office in Stavanger was inspected by officials as motoring campaigners spoke of fears of consumers being conned.

    Price reporting agency Platts is also being investigated.

    The European Commission said in a statement that even small distortions of assessed prices could have a “huge impact on the prices of crude oil, refined oil products and biofuels purchases and sales, potentially harming final consumers.”

    RAC technical director David Bizley said: “Motorists will be very interested to see what comes of these raids.



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