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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:28 pm 
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Please read it all, copy and paste it into an email then send it to all your friends with cars.Its for OUR own good so why ignore it!!

We are hitting 129.9 a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying 2.00 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... .

THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

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.

PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE 69p a LITRE RANGE

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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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:32 pm 
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i heard this elsewhere recently...sounds like a good plan to me, even though i don't drive yet :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:02 pm 
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I guess anything is worth a try..:wink:
it costs a fortune in fuel now, going to shows too so ill be giving Esso & BP a miss for the forseeable future :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:23 pm 
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Yeah i've seen this before...worth a shot eh?
It was great when i first started driving 2 years ago - petrol was at around 89p - 95p a litre after the companies all went in to competition - but then it soon soared back up again and hit the £1 mark - i can remember the outrage from the public then. :roll:
But then again...everything seems to be getting more expensive at the moment (bread/groceries etc) :?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:30 am 
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I guess everything will get more expensive if the fuel stays high..:(
they need to use the fuel to get the groceries etc to the shops.. so unless we get the fuel prices down everything suffers.. :(


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:41 am 
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The 'true' cost of petrol is 70p/litre - the rest is tax. Beyond the control of the oil companies.

But here's a thought. Oil is priced in US Dollars. The exchange rate of the Pound/Dollar is at a 20 year high ($2=£1). So why hasn't the price of oil for the UK fallen :?:

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Whilst we're on the subject...please sign this petition:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Lowerduty30/

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im signed... :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:43 am 
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I just paid the MOST that I have EVER paid to fill my car this week, and it doesn't overly thrill me. However...

Playing devil's advocate ;)

I'm not sure that petrol prices ARE too high so long as so much of the population can still afford to fill these gigantic 4WD trucks and things that they do not need for cruising around the city and picking up their kids from school... I'm all for them if they're being used in the country or mountains or something actually requiring these types of all terrain vehicles, but just for the sake of being taller on the roads than other people is ridiculous. A huge 4WD without a speck of dust or that has never seen a country road is a waste.

I'd prefer to pay a premium on my fuel and not have to struggle to see around the car that is three times larger than what I drive, or not be able to park at the shopping center because the driver of one of these overly large vehicles doesn't know how to drive it and needs to take up 2 car parks because they can't straighten up. I'm tired of having to be overly cautious because they either have a massive blind spot or consider themselves large enough to own the road that they don't need to look before changing lanes.

Not sure it's such a problem in the UK... Here in Australia, we're gradually turning into a mini Texas!! Glad I moved away from Melbourne before the Hummer dealership opened there - I always see them on the roads now when visiting friends and family. Then again, I moved somewhere small enough that I can generally just use a bicycle to get around ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:18 pm 
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yep, we are having that problem in the U.K too hun :roll:
i try to avoid going anywhere near schools at pick up or drop off time, & that's just as a pedestrian! they all drive like loonies in those things!
when i drive, i certainly won't have one of them lol...something nice & economical for me :D


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linden wrote:

I'm not sure that petrol prices ARE too high so long as so much of the population can still afford to fill these gigantic 4WD trucks and things that they do not need for cruising around the city and picking up their kids from school... I'm all for them if they're being used in the country or mountains or something actually requiring these types of all terrain vehicles, but just for the sake of being taller on the roads than other people is ridiculous. A huge 4WD without a speck of dust or that has never seen a country road is a waste.

I'd prefer to pay a premium on my fuel and not have to struggle to see around the car that is three times larger than what I drive, or not be able to park at the shopping center because the driver of one of these overly large vehicles doesn't know how to drive it and needs to take up 2 car parks because they can't straighten up. I'm tired of having to be overly cautious because they either have a massive blind spot or consider themselves large enough to own the road that they don't need to look before changing lanes.

Not sure it's such a problem in the UK... Here in Australia, we're gradually turning into a mini Texas!! Glad I moved away from Melbourne before the Hummer dealership opened there - I always see them on the roads now when visiting friends and family. Then again, I moved somewhere small enough that I can generally just use a bicycle to get around ;)

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ERM... :shock:

I think i really am going to have to completely AGREE with you!!! :lol:

Sorry to the 4WD fans/drivers, but they just don't cut it with me - unless you need one, of course. :wink:

(Especially so - as I have a very low to the ground 1997 1 litre Nissan Micra and i can't even see past a motorbike let alone a 4WD.. :lol:)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:06 pm 
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lol pauline :lol:


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