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Gas War-an idea that WILL work

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From: 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


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. 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

ga s, 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 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 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..... THREE


Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. (If you

don't understand ho w 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



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If we buy from the other stations instead of Mobil, then they'll just increase the price because demand for their gas will go up, so we'll actually probably pay more for a while. And, if/when Mobil decided to lower the price, it would only be for a small amount of time, so we wouldn't really save much at all.

The price of gas sucks, but it's not going to get better anytime soon.

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Not a chance this would work. Companies like Exxon and Mobil sell gas to just about any gas station brand you can think of. No matter where you buy your gas from... Shell, Sunoco, Esso, it's all the same gas from the same companies. To boycott Exxon and Mobil would mean having to boycott pretty much every gas station in the nation, and we all know how well that "Don't buy gas this Tuesday!" thing worked out.

The only way that consumers can influence gas prices is by lowering demand by driving more fuel efficient vehicles, or by not driving at all. This isn't going to happen anytime soon, because (for now, at least) we haven't hit the tipping point that would cause consumers to buy more fuel efficient cars en-masse.

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I'm doing my part by biking to work again this Tuesday

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