From: Valerie Miles [mailto:v.miles@c...]
Sent: 13 May 2002 15:12
Subject: FW: Cheaper fuel
From: Who Is This [mailto:who@w...]
Sent: 13 May 2002 14:44
Subject: Cheaper fuel
I don't usually get involved with this type of "chain message" but this
one really makes sense.
Remember that BP and Esso supply via most of the motorway service
stations, but there are HUNDREDS of smaller petrol retailers. Texaco,
are big but not as big as the other two... READ ON IF YOU REALLY WANT TO
MAKE A DIFFERENCE and reduce the cost of your motoring. (Oh and don't
Subject: This is about PETROL PRICES
Join the resistance!!!!
We are going to hit close to 89p a litre by the summer.
Want petrol prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent,
Phillip Hollsworth, in the USA, 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 with us!
By now you're probably thinking petrol priced at about 77p a litre
is super cheap. Me too! It is currently 79p - 83p for regular
unleaded in some towns.
Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us
to think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP at 77p -80p, we need
to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the
marketplace.... 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
by not purchasing their Petrol! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting
How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying petrol.
But we CAN have an impact on petrol prices if we all act together to
force a price war.
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 whimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll
explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!
I am sending this note to about thirty 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
(That is 6 times the UK population, but if people are joining this
then OPEC and their cronies in the Petrol Co.s will have to sit up and
Again,all You have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all.
(and not buy at ESSO/BP)
(If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all
You have to do is send this to 10 people.... well, let's face it,
You just aren't a mathematician. But I am... so trust me on this
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 8 days!!! I'll
bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you!
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
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