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Old 02-27-2003, 15:27   #1 (permalink)
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biggrin "Price of Petrol" - READ THIS - We need to band together

Great if it works!!!

I received the following which sounds like a good idea.
A very interesting idea...will it work ?

We are going to hit close to $1.35 a litre by the winter.
Want petrol prices to come down? We need to take
some intelligent, united action.
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 at .89/ .95 cents, 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
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 .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 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 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!
Again,all You have to do is send this to 10 people.
That's all. (and not buy at 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 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 80cents a LITRE
RANGE
Action It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy
your petrol at Shell, Caltex, Mobil, g,a.s., Challence or Gulf Outlets
and
drive by BP Stations.

Happy driving

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I work at a Mobil servo in Brisbane. I can tell you BP and Shell are always the ones to go up first, with Shell often being the highest. But we go up only because our surrounding servos are high too. Although I wouldn't doubt is not that simple.
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Old 02-27-2003, 16:05   #3 (permalink)
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BP went up 9c, which is rediculous. Everyone else is still around 8-10c cheaper.

Way i hear it, BP (at least in W.A.) supply ALL the servo's with fuel, so why the big difference in prices????????????

I for one believe in standing up to be counted.

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Just avoid BP? This is a ridiculous plan, as BP and Shell have sharing arrangements in various states, where BP fuel comes from Shell refineries, and Shell fuel comes from BP refineries. Therefore, if you buy fuel from a Shell servo which is supplied by BP, you're buying BP fuel!
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Price of petrol

It went up 10c a litre here yesterday, coincidently it was payday...
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