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...but the local energy companies are spending big on the feel-good adverts around here.

BP keeps running ads about all the cleanup work they have done in the Gulf and their "committment" to North America

Marathon's Speedway gas station chain advertises it's food and coffee.

Exxon used to run pro enviornment ads, but I haven't noticed them in a few years now.

Most oil company ads today are from the industry lobbying group, the API, extoling the virtues of pipelines and fracking. Prior to the fracking binge, and BP's little problem, they were touting offshore drilling.

Pretty typical of an oligopoly market, where the "competitors" don't bother competing with eachother anymore, but are more interested in flooding the media with proindustry propaganda to influence government.

Even the too big to fail banks compete more for retail customers, than big oil.

Steve
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