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    I received this from 1 person today- give it a thought.....
    I thought what this guy is saying really makes sense

    > > >

    > > >

    > > > Subject: Gasoline Prices

    > > >

    > > >

    > > > I hear we are going to hit close to $3.00 a gallon by the summer. This

    > > > makes no sense to any but the oil companies as the spot price of oil


    > > > hardly changed.

    > > >

    > > >

    > > > 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, or curtail our

    > > > driving. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem


    > > > them. BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that

    > > > really might work. Please read it and join with us if you agree!

    > > >

    > > > By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.50 is


    > > > cheap. Me too! It is currently $1.97 for regular unleaded in my town

    > > > (California).

    > > >

    > > > 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


    > > > to take aggressive action to teach them t! hat 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


    > > > the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by


    > > > purchasing THEIR gas!

    > > >

    > > > And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting or limiting ourselves. How? Since


    > > > all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas. But we CAN have


    > > > 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


    > > > Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do!! Now, don't whimp out on


    > 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


    > > > 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 THREE MILLION

    > > > consumers!

    > > > If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends


    > > > then 30 million peop! le will have been contacted! If it goes one


    > > > 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


    > > > more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could

    > > > conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!!

    > > >

    > > >
    > > > Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you,

    > > > please pass this message on.

    > > >


    > CAN


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    living the dream Array BRETT's Avatar
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    Administrator Array adamantium's Avatar
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    I wish.
    I think this is a great idea, but difficult to pull through.

    I wonder if the owners of Chevron or Shell started this?
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  4. #4
    So this guy says that basically all consumers should form a cartel. That's what OPEC is. The only problem is that once the price changes, people abandon the cartel and (usually in private) go against the cartel. OPEC raises the price by limiting supply, but one the price goes up, it's easy for the saudis or someone to start selling more at the higher price. The problem is that it ruins the effectiveness of the cartel. if nobody bought ExxonMobil oil, even though they are the second largest company in the world, and they began a price war, too many people would go buy from them beacause its cheaper.


    What the person who wrote this doesn't realize, that the current price IS based on market forces. They obviously have no economics schooling. Before we start complaining about what a country in OPEC is doing, lets get rid of the taxes which OUR regional, provincial, and federal governments charge us on gas.

    www.vancouvergasprices.com says the cheapest gas price in Vancouver is $0.679 below is a breakdown of the taxes, noting that 44% goes to taxes, much of which never goes into roads etc.

    Lets just be sure to ride more than we drive, and use less fuel!

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    very good idea, and in fact the only actio we can really take

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    Ahh the commerce student comes through again, and I like the part about riding more!

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    if you all think its a good idea I guess it would be simple just to stay away from Mobil Exxon or Perto Canada...I mean at least some one is putting out an effort to protest against unjustify price controling. I am not buying gas from Petro or Mobil anymore.
    I like riding more too and why should we be condition to pay high gas prices...its ridiculous, either collected by Gov. or by oil industry concerened people should show action.

  8. #8
    I don't know what the hell the people in the US are complaining about anyway. If you calculate out the current price around here, .729, into an US gallon we are paying $2.80 a gallon already. Love the idea though - boycotting I mean, just make sure you don't go back to Esso or Petro Can after the prices start coming down.
    And about riding more, I get worse fuel mileage on my bike than in my car so it wouldn't help me to ride more. I just end up using more higher octane (more $) fuel.

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