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    This has beed floating around lately. I apologize in advance if this has been posted or already if any of you work for Exxon/Mobil



    GAS WAR - an idea that WILL work
    This was originally sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one
    of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. 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. 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 u p with a plan that can really
    work. Please read on and join with us! By now you're probably thinking
    gasoline priced at about $1.50 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently
    $2.79 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
    marketplace..... 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 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 really simple to do! Now, don't wimp out 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 sends it to at least ten more (30 x 10 =3D 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 =3D 3,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers. 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 trust 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!!!
    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 $1.30 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN.
    THIS CAN REALLY WORK.
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    My hubby hauled fuel and none of these ideas work because they buy fuel from each other depending on who has the cheapest cost that day. When he would pull in to load his tanker, it'd didn't matter where he was delivering, it mattered which pipe he got the fuel from. The only company who does not buy from any other is Sun (Sunoco).

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    Not only that, but most of these smaller gas stations chains are owned by the big oil companies. You dig deep enough and you'll find they all lead back to some bigger name you'll know. My hubby used to work for the Asphalt Institute and all the big oil companies belong to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Shark

    Exactly.

    The better move is to cut back on your driving and become more energy efficiant. Turn lights off when you leave the room, install energy-efficiant lightbulbs, wrap your waterheater and stuff like that. You might not hurt the oil companies but you WILL save money.
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    Hey I got an email like that last year about this time.
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    My mail program automatically junks messages from my grandmother because she sends out stupid stuff like that. Who actually forwards things like this around, besides 80 year old women who are bored?

    As for gas prices, big whoop. Doesn't anyone remember how to syphon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by axebrian
    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.
    You sure this wasn't put out by Shell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeL
    My mail program automatically junks messages from my grandmother because she sends out stupid stuff like that. Who actually forwards things like this around, besides 80 year old women who are bored?



    As for gas prices, big whoop. Doesn't anyone remember how to syphon?
    Yeah, chain mail and junk I get is usually sent from the same people. You know when I DO foreward email, I always delete the previous adresses. I hate getting forwarded email with miles of paper trail.
    I wish more people would take the time to do so...



    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood P.
    You sure this wasn't put out by Shell?
    You know that thought crossed my mind when I read it. Not Shell per say but any competitor.

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    The best thing people can do to ease the pain at the pump is to make sure your tires are properly inflated (5-8# extra will help tremendously), keep the engine's maintenance up, keep it clean and if possible waxed, and finally be easy with the throttle.
    These things will help with a Prius or Hummer, so give 'em a try.

    There is virtually nothing that will hurt the big oil companies in a boycot sense.
    What will happen is you don't but today, or tomorrow, or the next. Then you NEED gas when it is .10 higher. And I doubt many have the luxury of a walking/riding distance commute to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeL

    As for gas prices, big whoop. Doesn't anyone remember how to syphon?
    Somebody obviously does. It's how your neighbors unemployed son-in-law can drive all over the place, while at the same time you notice a drastic decrease in your gas mileage. It's also what locking gas caps are for. My gas mileage has been much better since I put one on.
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