Gas Prices, this was sent to me......Hmmmmmmm

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Aeronsmom, May 1, 2008.

  1. Aeronsmom

    Aeronsmom New Member


    This was sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. If you are tired 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 $ 2.00 a litre 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.

    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 $1.00 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $1.17 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 $1.14, 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,
    ESSO and 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 Esso and Shell gas buyers. It's really 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 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 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 in. I suggest that we not buy from Esso and Shell UNTIL 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. THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO BELOW THE $1.00 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK.

  2. Greenbean7

    Greenbean7 New Member

    This one has been going around a while, too. It started up not long after the one about boycotting for a day and since we're back to May again I suppose that one about boycotting on May 15th will start turning up in our inboxes.

    Take a look at Snopes on this. It says that gas refineries that aren't selling their product will simply sell it to the companies who are selling. So if Esso doesn't sell their gas at their own station they will simply sell the excess to Texaco or whoever is selling more gas at any given time.

    The only way to get the prices lower and keep them there is to reduce demand. Getting big oil interests out of our politics would help. It makes me physically ill when I hear the big oil companies once again reporting record profits!

    If any one can think of a way (a legal way!) I'm all for cutting their profits!!

  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    is another name for EXXON.

    The President of Exxon was on the radio yesterday explaining that quarterly profits in the billions are just a matter of supply and demand.

    And I am the Queen of Romania.

  4. Greenbean7

    Greenbean7 New Member

    We bow before you, your Majesty!!