Poll claims drop in UK petrol sold by Esso

Greenpeace is claiming success for its Stop Esso campaign after a poll by UK market researcher Mori showed the number of drivers who said they bought petrol from Esso fell seven percentage points to 19% in the year to August 2002. The poll, described by Mori as "statistically significant", also suggested one in 20 drivers already boycotted Esso service stations, while 47% claimed they would if asked. A spokesman for Esso said the results "did not stack up" with the company's own analysis. See press release.

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