President’s Preferred Gasoline While in London? BP, Of Course

by Greg Pollowitz

Hey, thanks for the $20 billion. Here’s about $600 back as a thank you:

He maybe the president of the most powerful nation in the world, but his car still needs filling up with petrol.

Workers at a garage in Pimlico today told of their astonishment after Barack Obama’s car and the presidential entourage pulled up for refuelling.

The armoured limousine, nicknamed “The Beast”, arrived with six other vehicles and police escort at a BP petrol station on Vauxhall Bridge Road during the president’s state visit to London.

Onlookers said the cars took up the entire forecourt when they arrived yesterday at around 3pm.

They also told how the Cadillac – which is fitted with bullet-proof glass and has an armoured body, its own oxygen supply and even samples of the President’s blood – took up a bay and a half while Mr Obama’s driver filled it up with £50 worth of unleaded.

Workers at the station, who at first did not realise who the car belonged to, said the presidential entourage spent £350 in total between seven cars at the station, where a litre of unleaded costs 136.9p.

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