2007-05-24 21:32:36 ET

This was sent to me by a random person.
i do really love this idea though
its easy to do,and doesnt hurt you in the least
its a viable soulution that could (and should) be applyed to many of the consumers problems
for once,the people should hurt capitolism,instead of capitolism hurting the people...

"Gas idea...better than not buying gas on one day
Body: 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 worthy
>of your consideration.
>Join the resistance! I hear we are going to hit close to $4.00 a
>gallon by summer and it might possibly go 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 earlier!
> The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't
>continue to "hurt" oursel ves 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 $2.99 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 c a rs, 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 2007, 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 re d u ce 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, don't wimp out at
>this point....
>keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of
>I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us sends it to at least
>ten more (30 x 10 =3D 300) ...
>and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 =3D 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.....
>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 < /FONT>aren't a mathematician. But I am, so trust me on this
>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 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. I suggest that we not buy from

2007-05-25 03:34:35 ET

well realistically speaking... gas prices are going up due to the boom in the gas refining industry in the US and also the effects of supply and demand... there are many refineries and platforms that were destroyed by the hurricane two yrs ago in the gulf of mexico and quite frankly it costs millions... tens maybe even hundreds of millions to fix it.. plus the loss suffered when they had to shut down for even a day or two... so that's why the prices are up...
And with the growth in this industry... not buying their gas would not result in a price war simply for the fact that we are still bhind in production...
Oh and i'm not just pulling this out of my arse... i work in the industry

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