No BP backlash detected

The giant oil spill from the BP-leased oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is apparently having no effect at BP’s convenience stores.

The Associated Press reports a check of BP stations around the country shows no drop in gasoline sales or any indication that the brand has become “toxic.”

BP spokesman David Nicholas said the company hasn’t told gas stations to cut prices. He said he doesn’t know if BP-branded stations had done so on their own. “But I’d find that highly surprising,” he said.

No kidding. The per-gallon price of gas at BP stations in Minnesota ranges from $2.79 at one station (Le Suer) to $2.95 a gallon in the Twin Cities, according to

The average statewide price of all gas stations is $2.93.

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