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Old 03-11-2004, 03:21 PM
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want cheaper gas prices?? plz read this

i got this off another forum

I got this in an email and thought it was a good idea....sorry that its soooo long....


I hear we are going to hit close to $3.00 a gallon by the summer. Want
gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united
action. California is already over $2.00 a gallan.
Phillip Hollsworth, offered this good idea: This makes MUCH MORE SENSE
than
the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around last
April or May!

The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't
continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas.

It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.
BUT,
whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really
work.

Please read it and join with us!

By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.50 is super
cheap. Me too! It is currently $1.97 for regular unleaded in my town.

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to
think
that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 - $1.75, we need to
take
aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the market
place....not
sellers. With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers
need to take action.The only way we are going to see the price of gas
come
down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas!
And
we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.

How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas. But,
we
CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price
war.

Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline
from
the 2 biggest companies, EXXONMOBIL & Shell. If they are not selling any
gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their
prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an
impact, we need to reach literally millions of ExxonMobil & Shell gas
buyers.

It's really simple to do!! Now, don't whimp out on me at this
point...keep
reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to
at
least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten
more (300 x 10 = 3,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches the
sixth generation of people, we will have reached over 3 MILLION
consumers!
If those 3 million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each,
then 30
million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further,
you
guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

Again, all You have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. How
long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten more
people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could
conceivably
be contacted within the next 8 days!!! I'll bet you I didn't think you
and I
had that much potential, did you! Acting together we can make a
difference.

If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. PLEASE HOLD OUT
UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN.
THIS
CAN REALLY WORK

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Old 03-11-2004, 04:08 PM
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Just a myth.
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/gasout.htm
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Old 03-11-2004, 10:34 PM
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lol, nice. Good find man-

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Old 03-11-2004, 10:57 PM
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It would be really cool if that was true. Here, the gas prices were at $1.57/gallon for 87 octane today. There was a report on the radio though that said they will be up to $2.00/gallon tomorrow. So, the local stations were pretty slammed.
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Does it really matter that much?

I mean, figure you drive 1200 miles per month (i think that's average or something close) and your car gets 20mpg (which is average, lots of cars can get 40 and more).

That works out to 60 gallons of gas per month.

The difference btw 1.50 and 2.00 works out to about 30 dollars per month. Ok, so its noticeable, but you can cut 30 dollars out of your budget so many ways, why the big hooplah about gas? We have the lowest gas prices in the WORLD and we use the most of it!

I certainly wouldn't una$$ my house to save less than 50 cents a gallon on one fillup. You'd probably go out of your way just to save btw 2-6 dollars total. If somebody told you there were two dollars out under a rock laying on the road 4 miles away from your house, would you jump in it and rush down there to get them?

I wouldn't.

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Word, even a .20 cent a gallon deal on a full fill-up in my car would be four dollars.No small change,but I never fill-up all the way and gas is never that much cheaper,anywhere.Still, they are farting around with us and we should do something,but I'm ascared to piss off this office.
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there's one way a boycott can work. like they said , buy less gas.
the big oil companies pay a fortune to use these huge oil storage tanks,and they have to be insured, big time.
it's not about saving 5 bucks on a fillup,it's about carrying around 3/4 of a tank of gas,wich burns your fuel,for convience, when you probably don't go 10 miles from home.
by doing this , you are helping out the oil companies ,if 30,000 people carry around five gallons less, at any given moment, the oil companies are stroing 150,000 gallons of gas,this WILL hurt their bottom line.so carry only the gas you need today, as theres a gas station down the road. let them look after it for you,and this can work. just a thought, mike
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