Thursday, May 03, 2007

Gas Boycott on May 15th?

Someone sent this to us and we are passing it on:

NO GAS...On May 15th 2007

Don't pump gas on MAY 15th

In April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight. On May 15th 2007, all internet users are to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most places.

There are 73,000,000+ American members currently on the internet network, and the average car takes about 30 to 50 dollars to fill up. If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companies pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on May 15th and lets try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day.

If you agree (which I cant see why you wouldn't) resend this to all your contact list. With it saying, ''Don't pump gas on May 15th"

By the way, yesterday gas was over $3.00 a gallon in Medina County, Ohio.


Team Member said...

Comment from a reader:

Don't you think that part of our national addiction to oil is that gas is so cheap here in the US? I for one, would rather see a tax slapped on the gas, if it were to be used for providing better public transportaion, like our bretheren in Europe and Japan do. Part of the Global Warming problem we all face is due to our ridiculous use of gas, and while I appreciate the effort you are proposing, perhaps you can go one step further and propose that everyone try to walk or bike to the location they wish to go to that day....rather than working out at the gym...walk to buy your groceries, and cart them home. Now that's a workout!

fuel additive said...

Team Member makes a good point. If we all don't buy gas for only one day but don't change anything else, will it really help that much?

Anonymous said...

Errr, if you've done any research, then you already realize that a one day "boycott" on gas would accomplish nothing. There is also no evidence of an overnight 30 cent drop in price either.

Everyday Finance said...

This notion of boycotting gas in a perennial embarrassment to our constituency. It's just plain silly. For more on this and other silly practices we engage in (and politicians fuel), feel free to visit my site and leave comments.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry if this is in the wrong place or wrong group.
Acting Together Will Make A Difference! visit now!
Our objective is to Force the gas companies to lower their gas price by asking the consumers in Canada and in the United States NOT TO PURCHASE ANY GAS from the selected gas companies posted below.

We can have a significant impact on the price of gas IF WE ACT TOGETHER to initiate a GAS PRICE WAR!!! So Please Start The Boycott Now!
Until futher notice WE DO NOT BUY ANY GAS from the following companies
- Esso
- Petro-Canada
- Shell
- ExxonMobil (all Exxon Mobile Gas Stations)
- Esso
- Shell
YES, WE CAN WIN BUT…It is absolutely NECESSARY To continue purchasing our gas ELSEWHERE Than at the posted gas stations above and this, until we reach our objective. And, MOST OF ALL, HELP US

Please visit and join us to implement it.
NO PROTEST REQUIRE! All you have to remember the next time you fill up, STAY AWAY from SHELL, PETRO-CANADA, ESSO, and All ExxonMobil Gas stations.
"BOYCOTT" is the only option left for us to fight against this crazy gas prices, unless the government involve and regulate the gas price somehow!