11 April 2006

Boycott Exxon/Mobil

Gas prices are outrageous. I have seen it jump $.10 a day. Oil companies are making record profits. We had a warm winter, so less oil was used there, which means there is no shortage. The oil companies have joined together and done some price fixing. Our president is an oil man who is profiting financially from this, so obviously he will just encourage the price gouging. What can we do?

Boycott Exxon/Mobile. Just buy gas from other, smaller companies.

I was sent an email from a friend of mine who has a great idea…

Subject: gas price rate cheaper

This could really work.

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 consideration.

Join the resistance!!!!

I hear we are going to hit close to $ 4.00 a gallon by next summer and it mightgo 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 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 and Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do! Now, do not 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 (3,000,000) 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 (300,000,000) people!!!

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.

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