heres a way to get petrols prices down // pass this around

24 Oct 2006
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I received this today and seemed to me to be a good idea; see what you think!

The price of oil is as low as it has been for a while, the oil companies have simply jacked their prices up and the government will not do anything as they rake in extra VAT for every increase.

See what you think and pass it on if you agree with it

We are hitting 114.9 a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying 1.50 a ltr. 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 control the market place not sellers. 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), 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 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 each 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... ...

Again, all You have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all.(and 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 8days!!! Acting together we can make a difference . If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.


It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy your petrol at Shell, Asda,Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons Jet etc. i.e.. boycott BP and Esso.
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You are living in a fantasy world if you believe petrol will ever drop to 90p/LITRE.
It's very unlikely ever to go back to less than a pound a Litre.
We are captive purchasers, and as such will pay, whatever the price, unfortunate but true.
Either you or the chap in the mesasage don't understand how the oil companies work.
The three big refiners, Shell, BP and Esso refine for all the supermarkets as well as for each other, and also the independants too.
Stop buying at a BP garage and you have to buy somewhere else, which will have been supplied by one of the big three.
All that could happen would be that they will close some of their garages for good, so when the protest ends, you may very well find yourself having to drive a lot further EVERY time you want fuel, as the nearest garage may not only be further away but also in the wrong direction.

I have often seen Esso tankers pulling out of the Shell Stanlow refinery, as it was probably easier and nearer for the tanker to top up with a certain product, than going all the way back to the Esso refinery.

The real protest should be aimed at Brown and Darling because the 2p extra duty that they added last year when reducing VAT, has not be removed now that VAT has gone up. A very supple move because he will now probably announce in teh budget that he is being a good lad and not putting the other 3p on that he wanted to.
Can you smell an election in the air?
its hard to believe we sold bp in the first place .. wot a cock up .. bet the government wish we hadn't .. wot was thatcher thinkin .not as bad as brown selling all our gold though.
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Can you smell an election in the air?

Yes, its that aromatic smell of male cow excreta.
Specially manufactured a bit stronger than usual,every 4 to 5 years. :LOL:
You need to invest in a machine I've designed. It's called an Oxometer.
I had to pay £1.25.9p a litre for diesel today in the services M62 Huddersfield on the way home most were £1.16p
Theiving barstweards :evil:
l just posted an email that came to me . but we need to stop this some how .. its madness
All of you -Stop whinging - the recession is over and house prices are rising :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
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Want to walk instead?
Compulsory smart chips inserted under skin linked to GPS by 2020 logging distance and area travelled in and sending appropiate bills out to house holds.

Removal of meters/chips will be deemed an offence and a mandatory fine/ jail sentence will be imposed without trial.

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