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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The following was sent by an Economist within the Fuel Industry and another Economics professor at CAL Reiterated the same last week. I think its worth trying.

We heard today from a reliable source who is very savvy about the economy namely, Clark Howard, and he says that the gas prices are going to start going up again and will be high this summer - $2.00 and up. We need to do whatever we can and do it NOW!!! This makes more sense than the "don't by gas on a certain day" routine, that was going around last year. (Gasoline Prices)
Whoever started this has a good point. By now, you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.58 is cheap, me too, as it is now $1.68 and up for regular unleaded. 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 less than $1.50, we need to try an aggressive response. 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 don't buy it. But, as the gas companies know full well we are counting on, thats not really practical, option, since we all have come to rely on our cars. But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together. Here's an idea: For the rest of this year, don't purchase gasoline from the biggest companies (which now are one), namely EXXON, MOBIL, AMOCO, etc...(the ones with the highest prices) You see, if they are not selling, they should be incline to reduce thier prices. And, because of thier size, and hence market share, if they reduce thier prices the other companies will too. (They would HAVE no choice!) Isn't that a "juicy" prospect? But to have an impact we need to reach literally millions of users, but it's do-able! I am sending this note to 42 people. If each of you send it to at least 10 more ...and those 10 send it to at least 10 more and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth iteration, we will have reached over one million consumers. Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on, or one you compose, to at least 10 more email addresse's. PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO BELOW $1.28 - $1.29. And KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK!
If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention!


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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
I thought this was an interesting idea. I sent it to at least 20 on my email list including my dad. This was his reply back to me.

>>>>>>>>If only it were that simple.
what we need is support for domestic oil production, and not continue giving
imported oil first place in our energy market.

what is going to happen is that these higher fuel costs will be passed on to
the consumer(UPS keeps adjusting its shipping costs, even tacking-on a fuel
charge to my weekly bill).

a boycott will only hurt the local suppliers, as they have stocks of fuel
purchased to sell at the higher price. If they don't sell fuel, they must do
something to get the $, or go bust.

Bust a few area,oil distributors, and the major producers will open their
own distribution centers, and then really control the price.

energy is not a product like retail goods are.

during the first energy crisus, we saw the auto industry finally design fuel
economy into their products. With the return of lower fuel costs, we see the
auto indust. again producing what the customers want, BIG, heavey, SUVs and
the like.

There are books on that time, but mainly, the producers wanted to earn more
per barrel for raw oil....I don't recall costs back then, but $8 a barrell
was about what oil was 30 years ago.
Shot up to $45 and some were predicting $85 per Bar. A lot of money was
invested in the oil business. Then the bottom fell out of the usa oil
business.that's when LA and Tx had so much problems. LA was oil
dependant...state gov. was run on oil.

But overall, the producers finally got the raw price up where they wanted it
to be
$14/$21 barrell.
It's a very complicated subject....a simple consumer boycott is not going to
do much to change things....worldwide.

If hi fuel costs continue thru summer and on to the fall, then watch for a

I just filled the Van 24 gals...$41.00! Just a month ago, that would
have been about

such higher costs will curtail travel, which will affect the tourist
industry, which will affect area sales tax collections....etc.

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