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BP dealers: Bring back Amoco

UNDATED (AP) - Customer boycotts of BP stations are giving rise to talk of a name change, and it's one a lot of drivers may remember -- Amoco.

The Gulf oil spill has cut deeply into profits of BP dealers all around the country, so some dealers are saying it would be a good time to bring back a name a lot of people know and trust. BP merged with Amoco in the 90s, and quickly retired the brand.

Even with financial perks from BP to help them out, some dealers say it's the BP label that scares people away.

Bob Dudley -- the man who'll soon take over BP -- worked for Amoco for 20 years, so dealers think he might be open to the change.

On the other hand, there's Jeff Miller -- whose company owns, operates and supplies roughly 56 BP-branded stations primarily in Virginia. He says if the company makes all the right moves from here on, keeping the BP nameplate could be a smart thing.


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