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THIS IS NOT THE 'DON'T BUY' GAS FOR ONE DAY, BUT IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW

> WE CAN GET GAS BACK DOWN TO $1.30 PER GALLON.

>

> 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 $ 4.00 a gallon 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 $2.00 is

> super cheap. Me too! It is currently $3.19 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, 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 x10 = 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 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 EXXON/MOBIL UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE

> $2.00 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK.

>

> Keep it going!!!

>

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Yeah right, and the moon is made of green cheese.  ;D

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Yeah right, and the moon is made of green cheese.  ;D

Mmmmmmmmmmm.... moon cheese  

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Yeah it's working alright.  I have seen this chain letter so many times it's pathetic.  No offense to the poster.   I agree just suck it up cause it's going to get worse.    If you look around you don't see as much complaining about it now.   People are getting used to getting hosed.  

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That's kind of a crappy way of looking at things. I'm not about to lay down and take it like a dog. We buy no gas. We use public trans. annd are doin just fine. These fuel meccas are getting scared that the vehicles of the near future wont need gasoline to run. Its not the price of a barrel or a lack of refineries, its fear.

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I agree, gas prices just plain suck.  But they are far better here than pretty much any other country in the world.  In Europe and asia, there are a lot of places where gas is sold by the liter (or is it litre?)  for more than we pay per gallon.  We have a long way to go compared to a lot of other countries.  What shocks me though, is how people think gas prices can go back down.

It's about very basic supply and demand.  As the gas (or in this case, oil) quantities dwindle and the demand increases, the price will ONLY go up.  When it is demanded more and more every day it will not go down.  The only time gas will go down, is when the demand goes down.  When big companies and everyone else responsible stops dragging their feet and gets around to creating different vehicles, or a different fuel source, then gas will go back down because the demand will have ceased.

Certainly I mean no offense to the poster, but gas is only going up.  We can certainly however do our own part by refusing to shop from particular sources.

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I could be wrong here, but aren't the prices of gas basically regulated?  That's why you don't see "sales" or competition between stations.

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Gas prices are far from regulated....in a ten mile stretch around here you can see a 20 cent per gallon price swing. It just happens that most stations get their gas from the same areas causing prices to stay competitive.  I sort of agree with the chain mail though if we were to shop more aggressively at the "home grown" gas stations that rely more on fuel that is not imported it would send a message to the big dogs that we are tired of watching them make billion dollar profits every year.

Harshman

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Unleaded gasoline is a traded commodity just like oil is. Refusing to buy gas from one brand will not cause them to lower their price of gas to be below the publically traded value of that gas. If they refined more than they sold at their stations (most of which are owned by individuals and not the corporation) they would simply sell the excess on the NYMEX market.

These chain emails seem to be passed around by people who are not willing to do the research necessary to show how worthless they really are.

And for the person that said that gas is regulated because the price is typically the same. It isn't. The price in a given area is typically the same because the gas station owner's costs (gas, sales tax, other taxes, land, etc) are typically equivalent. Also, station owner's try to price gas at it's replacement cost and not their purchase price.

edited to add:

There is one sure fire way to lower gas prices and that is to use less of it.  If Americans lowered their demand for gas the price would drop significantly.

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False,all you will do is make the other guy more money and run whoever you don't buy gas from out of business.

That's exactly what is happening in some places,in that case they will try to raise prices to make up for what they lost.Take example of "gas ban day"...alot of people tried it out and the very next day gas was raised up.

You really don't come out ahead either way.

What really needs to come down is the price per barrel and everybody needing and buying less gas.Which is gonna be real hard to do.The greedy gas companies know it too.

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There are 3 sure fire was to lower gas prices & stop our dependency on foreign oil  ;)

#1 If the politician is an incumbent vote em out

#2 Drill our own oil here in American

#3 Build more refineries here in American

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Haven't ya seen the new Dodge commercial.

Buy now and get a gas card guaranteed for $2.99 a gallon for the next three years or next 12,000 miles :o

I guess they know whats coming up ::)

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Raising gas prices are influenced by worldwide demand...especially since China is going automotive.  Another key factor in our 'expensive gas' is the decline of the dollar as a powerful form of currency.  Want cheaper gas prices?  No matter what action is taken, it won't occur unless the economy is fixed and the power of the dollar is restored.

I'm on board with the need for American drilling and American refineries.  Buying sweet and light costs much more money than buying crude.  Abolising the 22cent gas tax that the federal and state governments have in place would do a lot to help consumers, but hurt the government.

What really needs to happen in the long run is advances in bio-fuel or a breakthru in hydro-electric or solar engines.  Only real problem now is cost and practicality.  I haven't seen a "hybrid" or a hydro car yet that can pull a boat ;D

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Buy Wilcohess if possible. The chain letter will work but everyone would have to join in. Hey there is fifteen thousand on here why not try it and see, it can't hurt. We have got to start somewhere. I have already cut off four mobile phones, we are going to a 4/10 work week.

I have gas hogs that I have to have to haul my equipment with. I can't run out and buy small vehicles to work with. And they won't pull my boat either. So what you say want to give a try and see, it ain't going to cost you anymore.

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I have seen this letter numerous times over the years and I have yet to see it make a difference.

There are several ideas out there but here is something to think about.

The US Military in Iraq consumes 400,000 barrels of oil a day. They are the biggest purchaser of oil in the world.

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The chain letter will work but everyone would have to join in.

If everyone in the entire country followed this chain letter the price of gas wouldn't change 1 cent.  The only thing that would change would be the exxon mobile gas stations would shut down, convert to a different chain, or lose their branding.

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