Thursday, July 1, 2010

BP (NYSE:BP) Viewed Positively by Many in Gulf Region

Talking to people in the town of Jean Lafitte in Louisiana, the general attitude by the people is BP (NYSE:BP) is doing a good job in responding to the oil catastrophe, according to BBC's Matthew Price.

In what wasn't an exception, a local leader noted, "We're not too popular for saying it, but here BP's doing good," one says." That was the general mood of most commenting on BP and the work they were doing.

Although people talking to the BBC reporter didn't want to go on the record when offering their positive view of the company, they say the job they were doing was "as good a job as anyone could."

In a little reported story, the cleanup effort has created a large number of jobs in the Gulf region, which people from around the country have been leaving to work on in a time when jobs are hard to come by.

Some fisherman admitted they were making as much helping with the cleanup as they would be out there fishing, although this is obviously a temporary situation that can't be counted on long term.

Either way, it looks like in place where it matter and people see the work of BP first hand, it's far more positive than the media frenzy to castigate the company reveals.

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