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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
> OK, I have gotten this from enough people to think it might be viable.
> Also, I have never been a big fan of Exxon, ever since the big oil spill.
> So, I am going to do this - if all of you do the same, we actually MIGHT
> make a difference. Robert


> > Subject: Let's keep Gas prices down!
> >
> > THE FOLLOWING WAS SENT BY AN ECONOMIST WITHIN THE FUEL
> > INDUSTRY, ANOTHER ECONOMICS PROFESSOR AT CAL REITERATED THE
> > SAME LAST WEEK. I THINK IT IS WORTH TRYING.
> >
> > I got this from a reliable source & the website listed is legit.
> > We heard
> > today from a man 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 buy gas on a certain day
> > routine that
> > was going a! ! ! round last year re: Gasoline Prices. Whoever
> > started this has a
> > good point. By now, you're probably thinking gasoline priced at
> > about $1.49
> > is cheap. Me too, as it is now $1.58 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, and are counting on), that's not really a
> > 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 the idea: For the rest of this year, don't purchase
> > gasoline from the two
> > biggest companies (which now are one), namely EXXON and MOBIL.
> > You see,
> > if they are not selling, they should be inclined, (i.e.,
> > "forced"), to reduce their prices.
> > And, because of their size, and hence market share,
> >
> > if they reduce their 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 several 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
> >
> > E-mail addresses. PLEASE HOLD OUT
> > UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO BELOW $1.28 - $1.29
> > AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN RE! ! ! ALLY WORK!
> >
> > If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention!
> >
> >
>


 

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Ya I agree, Ill send it to my whole mail list I sent it ounce but Im sending it again just to make sure.

Thanx.

JUST COWBOY UP
 
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No offense and all, but until it hits $1.80 or so (almost here... $1.79 today in MN) I don't think we can complain much. Heck overseas is anywhere from $3 to $5! Plus take a look at the situation as a business owner... I just did a lengthy report on this and found some unreal statistics...

The US has approx. 4% of the known remaining oil deposits left in the world... the Middle east has approx. 75% of the remaining known oil deposits. OPEC own 75% of the oil in the Middle east... So basically OPEC is dang close to a monopoly in the oil industry much like Rockafeller back in the early 1900's. Another amazing number is that the US consumes approx. 70% of the oil used world-wide! Now if I have a monopoly and there is a nation sucking gas w/ all their yuppies driving SUV's getting 10 mpg and spotless, scratchless beded pickup trucks because the yuppies don't use then... You dang right I'd raise the price. Unfortunetly for the people who use their trucks or have to have them for a job or whatever... it hurts us the worst. Unfortunetly we have all become pretty stupid and haven't really changed our driving habits or vehicles here in the United States.
Now it is a mad rush... hybrids I think will ultimately be a flop once the "green diesils", Electronic valvetrains (to shut off cylinders in cruise mode), Direct fuel injection, and new drivetrains with less friction make their way to the market in the next few years from VW, GM, Dodge, etc. VW has a vehicle called the Luppa that is a green diesel that has been over seas since the mid 1990's and it pulls 90 mpg!
Sounds like a good idea, but really I think we need to drive less and use less gas in order to really accomplish much. The gas price hikes are bound to come eventually. For now I don't drive a huge amount... probably 100 miles a day and I drive my truck because I love it. I'd rather shell out the big bucks to drive my truck, then drive an econo turd or a 70 hp hybrid. /wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
i'd just like to say that i live in central California and right now regular is at lowwest 1.89-1.91 a gallon and im really getting sick of it so i dont care what it takes if we can lowwer the gas price i'll try anything

 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
As of 5/3, 70 miles south of Chicago it's $1.96 for 87! Cross the state line to Indiana, and it's $1.78.

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Not to piss anyone off here, but if you really want to make a differance, Bike, walk, carpool, or as a last resort, use public transportation. As long as we use or vehicles daily, it won't make a differance what we do. I am sure I will ruffle a few feathers here, but I just call it as I see it.

Ray

 
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