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Old 03-11-2008, 07:46 PM
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I just got an email idea on how we might be able to get gas prices lower. If you'll recall, just about a year ago there was a letter going around suggesting that we all stop buying gas on a certain day. Not a very good or effective idea because what we didn't but that day, we just bought the next day. This idea is different. Basically, we still buy gas that we need, but just don't buy it from the three biggest companires, Exxon, Mobil and Citco. If we can GET them, they will have to lower their prices and, as always, the others would then follow suit. I'm not one for forwarding emails "chain" essages, and usually don't, but this gas thing is getting out of hand. We are paying through the nose and the oil barons are making BILLIONS in profits! Anyway, I've gotten on the bandwagon on this one. If you get the email, give it some thought, it just might work!
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:29 PM
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I want a BP in the neighborhood. they don't use OPEC oil. CITGO is that Venezuela oil. I'm going along with it. can't hurt me, can it.
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:09 PM
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We had one of those emails floating around at work about a year ago. It made sense to me. So what gas are we going to choose to buy? BP?

On that note I seen oil up to the $109 a barrell mark today.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:17 PM
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We had one of those emails floating around at work about a year ago. It made sense to me. So what gas are we going to choose to buy? BP?

On that note I seen oil up to the $109 a barrell mark today.
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The new idea is to go ahead and buy gas, but don't get it from the big three, Mobil, Exxon or Citco. The other companies follow them on pricing, so if they have to lower their prices, the others will follow suit.
We have to try something!
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:55 AM
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Yes I got the idea. Just making sure BP is not with one of the big 3.
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:23 PM
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I'm not sure how big BP is but its still a gas producer and charges the same as others. I work right next to a BP refinery here in Toledo. I believe they are British backround, were popular in Canada for a long time prior to coming to the USA. I'll follow along with the idea, but the big picture is less need for foreign oil, less demand for oil period, more nuke plants yes they are safer, kill vertually no workers (like oil refineries)and produce large amounts of electricity. If we reduce our oil comsumption prices for gas will go down! With proper stack scrubbers coal is still a good resourse and there is a lot of it in the USA. Short term needs for oil could be gotten by drilling where there is oil owned by the USA. I'm sure many of you will have an opinion on that! As long as we consume large amounts of foreign oil we aren't in the position to cry too much on what they charge/barrel. We are a spoiled society, now its time to pay the piper for it. Everything that we consume is taking a hike upwards, current and near term expenses are going to hit the pocket book hard. I don't see a presidental candidate that can turn the tide. Right now I feel like...
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:25 PM
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I just got an email idea on how we might be able to get gas prices lower. If you'll recall, just about a year ago there was a letter going around suggesting that we all stop buying gas on a certain day. Not a very good or effective idea because what we didn't but that day, we just bought the next day. This idea is different. Basically, we still buy gas that we need, but just don't buy it from the three biggest companires, Exxon, Mobil and Citco. If we can GET them, they will have to lower their prices and, as always, the others would then follow suit. I'm not one for forwarding emails "chain" essages, and usually don't, but this gas thing is getting out of hand. We are paying through the nose and the oil barons are making BILLIONS in profits! Anyway, I've gotten on the bandwagon on this one. If you get the email, give it some thought, it just might work!
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:17 AM
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I think we would be much better off if Bush's proposal for that energy package when he first got in office went through and Congress allowed it. But it's too late now, so we need to explore other solutions because this has the potential to really destroy our economy.
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