Let's Fight Back Against High Fuel Prices

Let's Fight Back Against High Fuel Prices

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:52 pm

Why don't we start to fight back in the only way they understand..........Their sales & profit margins!
How about we all agree to stop purchasing any products from Exxon-Mobil (the biggest oil company) at least for the rest of 2008? (That's what I'm gonna do)
I posted this challenge on a political forum as well. Tell all your friends & family.
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Re: Let's Fight Back Against High Fuel Prices

PostBy: billw On: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:03 pm

Hey devil here's my plan. I'm picking up my EFM tomorrow. That eliminates about 700 gallons a year of heating oil. I drive the farthest so I take our 4 banger, saves on gas. Car pooling for me isn't an option because I don't know where I'm going to be from week to week. If someone figures out how to run a car on coal, I'm there. Boycotting one company won't mean much IMO, driving consumption down might help though. I'm interested in keeping my costs to a minimum.

There was just an article in our local paper about people filling up their oil tanks now at 4.28 because it's a bargain. I can't wait to get the EFM fired up.
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Re: Let's Fight Back Against High Fuel Prices

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:03 pm

I beleive thats already happeneing, gas sales are going down. The market will eventually dictate the price.

As for boycotts they don't work unless everyone does them and does it religiously. Having said that you wouldn't even have to do it for year, a few days or a week would have a significant impact but you'd need to do it for every gas comapany not just the largest one. The downside is that will also affect other economies not to mention the poor guy running the station.
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Re: Let's Fight Back Against High Fuel Prices

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:24 pm

Richard S. wrote:As for boycotts they don't work unless everyone does them and does it religiously. Having said that you wouldn't even have to do it for year, a few days or a week would have a significant impact but you'd need to do it for every gas comapany not just the largest one. The downside is that will also affect other economies not to mention the poor guy running the station.


We obviously can't stop buying gasoline from everyone so let's try to divide & conquer. If enough people stop buying from Exxon-Mobil, they may notice. Why not at least try to fight back? :rambo2:
(As far as the local Exxon-Mobil gas station owners........Let them sell lemonade....It's summertime! :D )
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Re: Let's Fight Back Against High Fuel Prices

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:28 pm

I've boycotted Exxon for years. They had two stations in my area with serious gas leaks that polluted the ground water. Initially they were responsive to help residents on wells but soon that stopped, they tore down the stations and skipped town. They are real SOB's. Fortunatley my well wasn't affected.
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Re: Let's Fight Back Against High Fuel Prices

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:32 pm

coalkirk wrote:I've boycotted Exxon for years. They had two stations in my area with serious gas leaks that polluted the ground water. Initially they were responsive to help residents on wells but soon that stopped, they tore down the stations and skipped town. They are real SOB's. Fortunatley my well wasn't affected.



I typically don't buy from them either but now I will make sure I join your boycott!
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Re: Let's Fight Back Against High Fuel Prices

PostBy: pret On: Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:12 pm

I only purchase fuel from stations that (I've been told) doesn't buy Saudi oil. For me, Hess is one of them and are plentiful in my area. I buy only from Hess.
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Re: Let's Fight Back Against High Fuel Prices

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:29 pm

I recently put a timer on my s/w oil boiler and found that it was costing me around $80./month to heat water for two people. [steel horizontal tube boiler .96 gal/hr] Once that data was known and I thought about the oil company big wheels lined up in front of the congressional hearing board answering with dead silence when asked what was their plan to moderate fuel costs for the American public,I acted.Two days later I am making hot water with a small electric. The little stoker I have can't be made manageable for the summer,or so I think.Heck ,I am still trying to work out a saftey process for when we loose the electric in the winter so I don't cook some things!!!
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Re: Let's Fight Back Against High Fuel Prices

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:03 am

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Looks like a front for Bush & Exxon-Mobil to get what they want. They already are sitting on huge deposits that they are doing no drilling on to keep prices high) Guaranteed it will not lower gasoline prices by 1 cent! (Just increase their obscene profits!)
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Re: Let's Fight Back Against High Fuel Prices

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:33 am

LOL... its funny you keep bashing Bush about being a Exxon lackey, lets see what McCain had to say about the Bush-Cheney energy plan in 2005:

"This bill does little to address the immediate energy crisis we face in this country," he said in a statement his Senate office issued at the time. "The handouts to big business and oil companies are irresponsible and will be disastrous for the people of Arizona. I cannot in good conscience vote to pass legislation that does not adequately address issues related to energy efficiency, security, and energy independence."


http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter ... ergy-bill/

And what was Obama's opinion about the bill? .... Aye :lol:
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Re: Let's Fight Back Against High Fuel Prices

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:46 am

Richard S. wrote:LOL... its funny you keep bashing Bush about being a Exxon lackey, lets see what McCain had to say about the Bush-Cheney energy plan in 2005:

"This bill does little to address the immediate energy crisis we face in this country," he said in a statement his Senate office issued at the time. "The handouts to big business and oil companies are irresponsible and will be disastrous for the people of Arizona. I cannot in good conscience vote to pass legislation that does not adequately address issues related to energy efficiency, security, and energy independence."




Yes, but that was 3 years ago. I think the 2008 version of John McCain has done another 180* flip/flop & now backs the Bush/Cheney energy plan. (his earlier words must have just been "taken out of context"......as usuall ........ What he really meant to say was "Please pass the salt." :lol: )
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