A viable way to stop gas prices!

i saw this and thought it was a good idea  :slight_smile:


War On Gas. This was originally sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton, Ontario. It’s worthy of our consideration. Join the resistance! I hear we are going to hit close to $1.50 a litre by summer and it might possibly go higher! If you 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 earlier! 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 $.79/litre is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $1.10 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 litre of gas is CHEAP at $.79 - $.99, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace … not the 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: Starting June 1 of 2007 DON’T purchase ANY gasoline from the biggest Company in Canada, Petro Canada at all! If they are not selling any gas, they would be very quickly inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. Think about it: Petro Canada has 1500 retail locations Canada-wide and the entire country consumes 68 million gallons a day. Yes, per day. And Petro Canada is Canada’s largest gasoline retailer, so, doesn’t it make sense that the consumer can bring this giant to its knees and force them to lower their prices? But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Petro Canada 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 11 people. If each of us sends 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 group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers. If those three million pass it on to ten friends each, then 30 million people!! That’s the entire population of Canada. Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That’s all. (You don’t understand how we can reach 30 million and all you need to do is > >>send this to 10 people … or more) 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 30 MILLION people could conceivably see this within the next 8 days!!! 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 Petro Canada UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO A REASONABLE PRICE AND KEEP THEM DOWN.

Please  It only takes a few minutes. We can really make a differance!



Damn. Mig posted while I was reading the exact same thing on snopes. So yes, punisher, thank you for posting something that’s been going around the internet in one form or another since at least 2001.

Always wondered if they picked PetroCan as it was the biggest, or because it was political and they hate PetroCan. After all it’s the Canadian one. Why hurt a foreign oil company.
Made as much sense as boycotting American cars to force them to lower prices or deliver better mileage. That one’s not official, but look how that turned out.