BP, Amoco offer 50 cents off per gallon of gas for first responders, medical workers
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BP and Amoco have announced they will be offering first responders, doctors, nurses and other hospital staff a discount of 50 cents off per gallon at their locations throughout April in the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

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“We’re honored to support the health workers and first responders who are on the frontline of keeping our communities safe,” Richard Harding, the senior vice president of marketing and sales for BP’s North America fuels business, said in a statement on Saturday.

“We’re here to help keep them moving so they can continue their life-saving work,” he continued.

BP said in a release that the discount will be offered to “workers verified through ID.me, a digital identity verification system.”

The oil giant also said that ampm stores, a convenience store brand owned by BP, will be offering emergency service workers and hospital staff that provide their “official ID in store” free coffee, fountain drinks, or hot dogs, starting Monday. 

The corporation said the store chain will be also be providing “discounted meal bundles to those in need” as part of the initiative.

The efforts announced by BP on Saturday follow a string of other moves made by the global oil and gas company in recent weeks to support coronavirus relief efforts across the world.

In China, where the novel coronavirus was first detected last year, the company said its staff planted vegetables in Zhejiang Province, an area hit hard by the pandemic, that it said it offered to local residents for free late last month.

Earlier this month, the company also said it supplied free fuel for the helicopters of four ambulance charities in England and Wales through its aviation division, BP Air, to help provide support to medical crews combatting the COVID-19 outbreak.