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Here is something to look at. posting it for public knowledge

This is worth a try!!!

THIS IS NOT THE 'DON'T BUY' GAS FOR ONE DAY, BUT IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW WE CAN GET GAS BACK DOWN TO $1.30 PER GALLON.

This was sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. If you are tire d of the gas prices going up AND they will continue to rise this summer, take time to read this please.

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! It's worth your consideration. Join the resistance!!!!

I hear we are going to hit close to $ 4.00 a gallon by next summer, and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down?

We need to take some intelligent, united action. The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas.

The on ly 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 two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL.

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 Exxon and Mobil gas buyers. It's r eally simple to do! Now, don't wimp 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 30 people. If each of us send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x10 = 3,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION con sumers.

If those three 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!

(If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send this to 10 people.... Well, let's face it, you just aren't a mathematician. But I am . so trus t me on this one.

How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days !!!
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I'll bet you 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. I suggest that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $2.00 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK.

Keep it going
 

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having the dollar strengthen and the commodities traders start selling short would help alot. If I had to guess 30% of the price of oil is due to market speculation and 40% is due to the weakening $ from 2003.

an interesting note for the US that I read a couple of months ago - the #1 importer of oil is Canada, second is Mexico, third is Venezuela. interesting that the top three is not from the middle east.
 

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having the dollar strengthen and the commodities traders start selling short would help alot. If I had to guess 30% of the price of oil is due to market speculation and 40% is due to the weakening $ from 2003.

an interesting note for the US that I read a couple of months ago - the #1 importer of oil is Canada, second is Mexico, third is Venezuela. interesting that the top three is not from the middle east.
Here are the updated statistics:
http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/...ons/company_level_imports/current/import.html
 

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o.k. lets add Saudi to the mix to #2 and drop the other two one spot but still alot of people have the misconception that we are so dependant on oil from.
 

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o.k. lets add Saudi to the mix to #2 and drop the other two one spot but still alot of people have the misconception that we are so dependant on oil from.
cherrsagaiBe very careful what you say my friend...I was accused of being, Racest, a biggot, and a few other goodies, just because i spoke the truth....:eek:oohhh:
 

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The flaw: Even if you could get everyone to stop buying from them. Everyone would be lining up down the street once they dropped their price a nickel. I see it all the time around here. There will be a line blocking traffic to get gas a nickel less then Shell across the street where there is no wait. It is amazing that people will wait in that mess and for say even only 10 to 15 minutes to save a nickel per gallon when they could go right across the street and pay a nickel more for no wait and better gas. My time and patience is worth more than 3 to 4 bucks per hour.

Anyways, I got this e-mail about a week ago and have not bought gas from them since. Oh, I haven't bought gas from them prior to getting the e-mail either so I doubt I am having any impact :haha:. It is Shell or Chevron for me, always.
 

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At this point, I'm down to try just about anything...short of not driving, and riding a bus of course, or buying a hybrid, or anything else that could be misconstrued as conservation.

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I remember seeing one of our own that "converted" his M5 to a hybrid...I'll have to go find the image. :)

Regardless...oil/gas pricing is much more complex than just not buying from one or two companies to get it lower. Even not buying any from anyone for a year would do little to lower the cost, but your wallet would likely be a bit better off. However, I wouldn't have the satisfaction smile on my face that I get from driving the M, so it's all a matter of choice.

Also, try comparing the price of the car and fuel versus what it is elsewhere. That'll give you an appreciation of what we pay currently. While on our ED trip for the M, we spent several thousand USD on fuel alone! Not that it makes it better, but just another perspective.
 

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i seem to always go to chevron. My car seems to run better on their gas, and my roommate works for them. sorry to post chain mail on here, but it's better than getting it sent to your email.
 
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