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Old 03.03.2011, 20:02
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Calling for a fuel boycott

Please read this and pass it on if you agree with it.

We are hitting €1,469 a litre in some areas now and soon we will be faced with paying € 1.50 per litre. So Philip Hollsworth offered this good idea. This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the 'don't buy petrol 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 petrol. 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 it and join in!

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS - not sellers control the market place. With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we hit someone in the pocket by not purchasing their petrol! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. Here's the idea.

For the rest of this year DON'T purchase ANY petrol from the two biggest oil companies (which now are one) i.e. ESSO and BP. If they are not selling any petrol, 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 Esso and BP petrol 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 a lot of people. If all of you 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 generation 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 (and do not buy at ESSO/BP). How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!! Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.

PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES It's easy to make this happen.

Just forward this email, and buy your petrol anywhere but not at BP or Esso.

REMEMBER A GRUMBLE IS A COMPLAINT TO THE WRONG PERSON
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Old 03.03.2011, 20:06
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Re: Calling for a fuel boycott

3 words (well technically 4)

It won't work
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Re: Calling for a fuel boycott

Better to opt for a more fuel efficient auto really...Prius anyone?
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Old 03.03.2011, 20:09
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3 words (well technically 4) It won't work
Thank you for the co-operation. Why won't it work?
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Better to opt for a more fuel efficient auto really...Prius anyone?
The Toyota Prius isn't at all fuel efficient. It is heavy with the extra batteries, and uses even more fuel than other cars the same size. The electricity also has to be paid for in fossil fuels, or environment costs, or storing nuclear waste.
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I'm on it. I don't buy any oil at all since years.
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Old 03.03.2011, 20:20
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Re: Calling for a fuel boycott

But how much of the fuel price is actually taxes?
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Thank you for the co-operation. Why won't it work?
Because you'll never get enough people across the world not buying from them.

You might manage it for a day or 2 - but a year - forget it.

And last time I checked - pump consumption of fuel has bugger all to do with the barrel cost.
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But how much of the fuel price is actually taxes?
80% or so.

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Better to opt for a more fuel efficient auto really...Prius anyone?
Naw, screw THAT!

Walk to work (as I do), then you can burn all you want on your off time!

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Re: Calling for a fuel boycott

Jeez - that time of year again already


It won't work for the same reason it didn't work in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
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Re: Calling for a fuel boycott

I decided to do my bit years ago - have not owned a car for 12 years. During one summer, I travelled literally across Europe, without using any transport that required fuel.

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Old 03.03.2011, 20:43
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Re: Calling for a fuel boycott

I'd also question if the oil companies are the right ones to target our anger at. The SVP claim 50% of the fuel price goes to the state. http://www.svp.ch/g3.cms/s_page/8305...933878229149FA

Also this hugh price increase seems to be because of stock brokers needlessly increasing the price and arrogant dictators in the middle east refusing to give way to the people's will. I'm not saying oil companies are innocent but from what I've read they don't seem to be at fault for this unless they are to be expected to sell oil below market value
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Old 03.03.2011, 20:47
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So who determines the market value? Us or them?

PS. I don't own a car either.
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Old 03.03.2011, 20:48
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Please read this and pass it on if you agree with it.

We are hitting €1,469 a litre in some areas now and soon we will be faced with paying € 1.50 per litre. So Philip Hollsworth offered this good idea. This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the 'don't buy petrol 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 petrol. 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 it and join in!

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS - not sellers control the market place. With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of petrol come down is if we hit someone in the pocket by not purchasing their petrol! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. Here's the idea.

For the rest of this year DON'T purchase ANY petrol from the two biggest oil companies (which now are one) i.e. ESSO and BP. If they are not selling any petrol, 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 Esso and BP petrol 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 a lot of people. If all of you 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 generation 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 (and do not buy at ESSO/BP). How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!! Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.

PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES It's easy to make this happen.

Just forward this email, and buy your petrol anywhere but not at BP or Esso.

REMEMBER A GRUMBLE IS A COMPLAINT TO THE WRONG PERSON
Who (the frock is Philip Hollisworth)?
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The Toyota Prius isn't at all fuel efficient. It is heavy with the extra batteries, and uses even more fuel than other cars the same size. The electricity also has to be paid for in fossil fuels, or environment costs, or storing nuclear waste.
So where do you get your plug-in Prius from? The batteries in the current Prius are effectively a short term storage device, not long-term propulsion. In effect like the KERS used in F1.
For start-stop city driving the Prius (and other hybreds) are by far the most economical cars going. For long distances a diesel can still win.

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But how much of the fuel price is actually taxes?
Wrong ST2. In Switzerland these days it it's closer to 50% (about Fr 0.90 per litre as of 2008, couldn't easily see the current figure)

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The price of oil is driven by supply and demand, same as everything else. The supply is finite and even the oil companies and producers are now admitting we are pretty much at peak oil. The only remaining debate is are we there already or is it in 5 or 10 years (look up the Wikileaks revelations on the Saudi oil reserves for example). Supply will no longer increase and will soon reverse. There's only one way the price is going in the medium to long term. Learn to live with it.
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Re: Calling for a fuel boycott

now who is it that produces the petrol for all the other companies, own brnads, supermarkets etc etc. oh yes, thats right, the big few oil companies
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Please read this and pass it on if you agree with it.

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PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES It's easy to make this happen.

Just forward this email, and buy your petrol anywhere but not at BP or Esso.

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Sounds like a Tea Party scheme to me.

Strange that nobody mentioned something about a birth certificate.

The price of petrol is not determined by conspiracy but by supply and demand.

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Old 03.03.2011, 20:54
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So who determines the market value? Us or them?

PS. I don't own a car either.
the stock market. Supply and demand
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During one summer, I travelled literally across Europe, without using any transport that required fuel.
Wow that's really cool, this is only possible with a perpetuum mobile.
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