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CountessDracula Thu 18-Aug-05 13:47:38

Just received this email>

We are hitting 98.9p a litre in some areas now ( mine is at this level )

and soon we will be faced with paying £1 a ltr.

Here's an 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.


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 marketplace not sellers.

With the price of petrol going up more each day, we consumers need to take


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 whimp out on me at this point...

keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of


If each of you send itto 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 toten friends each, then 30 million people will

have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it... ..


Again, all You have to do is send this to 10 people - that's all.

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.


It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy your

petrol at Shell, Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Jet etc.

Boycott BP and Esso.

CountessDracula Thu 18-Aug-05 13:57:29

Is everyone happy with the price of petrol then

moozoboozobillynomates Thu 18-Aug-05 13:59:35

I'm up for boycotting Esso and BP

CountessDracula Thu 18-Aug-05 14:01:33

good! Anyone else?

CountessDracula Thu 18-Aug-05 14:02:00

good! Anyone else?

munz Thu 18-Aug-05 14:02:19

mines from morrisons and is 90.9p in wales - it's diabolical but whats the point in protesting cos the government won't listen anyway.

moozoboozobillynomates Thu 18-Aug-05 14:03:03

Its 94p round here. Bloody diabloical

CountessDracula Thu 18-Aug-05 14:03:50

It's not a protest but a boycott munz! Did you read the whole thing? Not aimed at the Govt but at forcing competition. Sounds like you don't buy from them anyway

HappyDaddy Thu 18-Aug-05 14:04:13

Emails like this are the bane of IT support professionals lives. Everyone forwards them to everyone in their contact list and email servers crash under the strain.

Plus hardly anyone ever actually does what the email enlightens anyway.

P.S. I haven't used Esso for years out of principle. I tend to use Tesco or Texaco.

juice Thu 18-Aug-05 14:04:24

i wish i could only buy my fuel from tescos asda etc, but i would have to travel over 60 miles to get to the nearest tescos. i have to use bp as thats all i have where i am. i am sure there is a few more in the same situation as me.

i did however take part in the big boycott a few years ago. we did a big convoy travelled from john o groats to edinburgh at very slow speeds.

i wonder if the govornment will ever reduce the taxes on fuel, but i doubt it very much. all the big knobs in london know they are on an easy one putting loads of tax on fuel to keep them in nice holidays.

HappyDaddy Thu 18-Aug-05 14:05:28

juice, how did you get your petrol during the convoy?

juice Thu 18-Aug-05 14:06:39

i pay 98.9p a litre, i dont have a lot else choice. there is no public transport with me, so i have to pay it or i cant get to the shops

CountessDracula Thu 18-Aug-05 14:06:50

yes HD that's why I posted it on MN (oh OK did fwd it to 10 people too but through hotmail not work)

CountessDracula Thu 18-Aug-05 14:08:04

where do you live Juice?

juice Thu 18-Aug-05 14:08:25

i was on diesel in my truck so had big tank that will do quite a few hundred miles.
i also had a big diesel tank at home to fill up my other vehicles, like vans, cars etc

munz Thu 18-Aug-05 14:08:51

boycott/protest I think they're a good idea I do like the cheapest one in the area (althou all or ours I must point out tend to stay the same price as they'res not many about here so when one goes up they all do) the thing is thou in our area u'd have to boycott them all and tbh I can't see traders/owners paying much attention anyways, but that might just be me being cynical. how long do they thing it will be b4 the £1.00 mark is met? - at that price there's no way we'll be able to afford to do all the milage we do now.

juice Thu 18-Aug-05 14:09:02

north scotland

HappyDaddy Thu 18-Aug-05 14:09:48

CD, sorry didn't mean to sound so smug.

Juice, a truck with a great big diesel thingy? Coooool, monster trucks, monster trucks!

CountessDracula Thu 18-Aug-05 14:10:11

munz this sounds more like a national/global thing than local. Hit the biggest supplier where it hurts and force a price reduction.

JoolsToo Thu 18-Aug-05 14:10:37

this has been tried before and didn't work then

juice Thu 18-Aug-05 14:11:01

some places in the west coast of scotland and the outer hebrides are already a pound a litre

CountessDracula Thu 18-Aug-05 14:11:08

no reason not to try again though is it?

HappyDaddy Thu 18-Aug-05 14:11:47

JoolsToo, same could be said for marriage...plenty of people still try it though.

moozoboozobillynomates Thu 18-Aug-05 14:13:13

lol HD.

Something needs to be done though, as they are really hitting those who rely on their cars.

munz Thu 18-Aug-05 14:14:40

in that case guys fraid I can't help out, althou I believe we do have an esso refinery (if thats what they call em) in the next town - don't know why we don't have esso if they're so close.

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