Greenopia Reviews Big Oil Top Ten: BP and Sunoco Top the List as Greenest

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Greenopia seeks to highlight which oil companies were the most progressive, efficient, and transparent environmentally in its updated 2010 Oil Company Rankings.

Big oil is often a main target of environmental groups. While there are numerous environmental problems associated with its core product, some oil companies make much more of an environmental effort than others. Greenopia sought to highlight which oil companies were the most progressive, efficient, and transparent environmentally in its updated 2010 Oil Company Rankings.

"Fossil fuels are pretty much at the top of any environmentalist's black list," said Doug Mazeffa, Director of Research. "But until alternative fuel coalesces into large-scale market availability, cars are a vast and current fact of life and they are powered by refined crude oil. Our Greenopia consumers had a strong desire to learn where they should be buying gasoline."

Responding to growing readership demands for practical green choices, Greenopia extensively researched publicly-available sources in an effort to rank the oil companies that operate major retail fueling stations across the United States. Greenopia utilized a twelve-part analysis method, including greenhouse gas emissions and oil spill efficiency, to rank the top 10.

The overall number one greenest oil company? BP. The British oil giant is leading the way by aggressively and effectively investing oil profits into alternative fuel research. The company also earned high marks for the transparency, breadth and accuracy of its environmental reporting.

Can't find a BP station? Pull into Sunoco or Hess, ranked #2 and #3, respectively. The world's largest oil company, Exxon Mobil, overall ranked 5th, scored well in some production categories and gained further traction with its recent addition of biofuels, but suffered poor marks for its stance on climate change.

The complete Oil Company Rankings are available online for free at Greenopia.com including individual category rankings.

Greenopia employs its award-winning eco-analysis method to deliver actionable green-assessments to the rapidly growing green consumer market. Green businesses and merchants use Greenopia's targeted marketing methods to effectively reach consumers making greener choices.

About Greenopia: The leading online directory for green, sustainable and socially conscious, daily purchase decisions. Greenopia provides the market's only independent rating and ranking of green services and products. Our rankings and ratings are based on our review of publicly available information and reflect our evaluation of such information. To find out more, please visit http://www.greenopia.com.

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