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Former good article nominee BP was a Social sciences and society good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Updating assistance[edit]

Though this might be a good place to ask for someone to update:

All the best: Rich Farmbrough23:22, 24 April 2014 (UTC).

California[edit]

Does anybody knows there were BP gas stations in California? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.244.206.210 (talk) 07:38, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Browsing Web sites, it looks like BP's California dreaming could have a chapter all its own. It started with BP striking oil at Prudhoe Bay in Alaska in 1969. The US West Coast was an obvious place to market it, so in 1988 BP bought all of Mobil Oil's West Coast refineries and service stations and rebranded them BP.
However, I guess it didn't go that well, because in 1994 BP sold its California stations to Tosco, along with the BP trademark. Tosco stations continued to use the BP trademark until 1997, when Tosco bought Unocal Corporation's operations, and re-branded the BP stations Union 76. Since it no longer wanted it, Tosco sold the BP trademark back to BP. In 1998, BP bought Amoco and rebranded many of the former Amoco stations BP. BP and Amoco no longer had any presence in California (both had sold out before), but in 2000, BP bought ARCO, which had been been operating in California since 1905, and put the BP logo on many ARCO stations.
However, in 2012, BP sold its former ARCO Carson, California refinery and Southern California service stations to Tesoro Corporation, while retaining its Cherry Point, Washington refinery, and Northern California, Oregon, and Washington service stations. Tesoro now sells ARCO and BP branded products in Southern California, while BP continues to sell the BP and ARCO brands in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. (Tesoro also sells under the Tesoro, Shell, Exxon, Mobil, and USA Gasoline brands).
Is that complicated enough? I think so. Someone else can write it up if they want to.RockyMtnGuy (talk) 23:05, 21 April 2015 (UTC)