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
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 up 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
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 = 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 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
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,all you have to do is send
this to 10 people.... I'm a mathematician, 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.
The real answer to this is be sure to vote out of office those who
support the enormous subsidies to big oil--both republicans and
democrats. George (http://www.toostupidtobepresident.com /) Bush is only
part of the problem.
That's right....those large subsidies to the oil companies are just like the
ones to the farmers, they keep prices artificially low. What we need to
do...wait a minute, if the subsidies keep the prices low.......if we get rid
of the subsidies......wait, back to you Martin, I need more explanation of
how getting rid of those subsidies will lower gas prices.....
Its simple; the profit from the subsidies cause the oil companies to produce
more gas so they can make even more money from the subsidies. The added
production drives the prices up. No, thats not right either; the added
production should drive prices down.
I guess I don't get it either.
We have plenty of oil in our own country but have not been permitted to
drill in various places like certain off
shore locations and in Alaska. The real culprits are the ones who stopped
the drilling in these places. They have
names like DUMMYcrats and DemoCROOKS.
That's right, and it's all the liberal fault. If we were allowed to
drill everywhere including your backyard we would not have high oil
prices today. Why worry about environment problems? We need more
studies to show drilling will affect the environment. Even if it's
true God and Mother Nature will neutralize it, as I heard from a
Preacher on TV.
But if you aren't going to buy from Exxon or Mobil, why would the other
companies match their price increase? Wouldn't they increase their prices
because they are selling more gas then they can reasonably get? (think
supply and demand curves...)
If you tried to think of the stupidest idea ever, you did a great job.
1. Pay some attention to your fuel consumption (mpg, total gals.,
etc.), and, as necessary, recycle the Jimmy, TrailBlazer, Hummer,
Expedition, whatever- the ones that will NEVER return reasonable fuel
mileage. Look at the sticker before being seduced in the salesroom, and
expect lower real-world mileage from Detroit. Slow it down a bit- 5%
slowdown returns ~10 lower aerodynamic losses, so cool it. Walk more.
2. Demand from your gummint a responsible CAFE standard, not W's
"We have met the enemy and he is us." (Pogo)
It is very doubtful to me that a retired exec from Halliburton would
have any interest in reducing prices since he would most likely have a
retirement package tied to the industry....stock, etc
Second, you don't understand how oil is bought, brokered and sold. The
retail level has nearly nothing to do with the controling layer. The
big two that you mention *control* refining and distribution. Yes,
they have a retail arm but that is not the weight of their business.
This will do nothing except inconvenience buyers. Personal usgae
reduction is the only thing we can do as individuals, however, that is
probably more self serving than anything else.
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