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it's worth a try


Lantern Swinger
Message Received: Oct 16 2007, 02:50 PM
From: "Dave Usher"
To: "Allan Stanley"
Cc: "Steve Bowen" , "Roger Beasley" , "Pete French" , "Paddy Brownlee" , "Lynn" , "Linda Sanderson" , "Leon" , "keith sanford sky" , "Helen" , "Haylie Harrowell" , "graham watts" , "David Lismore" , "David" , "craig home"
Subject: Price of petrol

Worth a go if it drops the cost

Sounds good to me!

We are hitting 95p a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced
with paying £1 a litre. 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 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! 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... ...
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 8 days!!! 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(Points make prizes), Sainsbury's, Morrison's Jet
etc. I.e.
boycott BP and Esso

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Bad news is that its not the oil companies that are coining it !!

The Government receives approximately 85% of the price of a Litre of fuel in fuel duties and Vat.
the retailer gets 5% and the oil company 10% .

Also the fuel delivered to garages comes from a central refining depot normally -- so although the supermarkets sell fuel at their price its probably bought from BP Shell Esso etc at bulk rates

:nemo: :nemo:
Contributor Mode

Also most garages are Franchised to sell a particular brand so thousands of small business men their employees and families will suffer cos you have picked ESSO and BP Brands.

Good idea not thought thru very well.

Return to the back of the fag packet down the pub.

I think you'll find the price of fuel is very current.

Back ON topic.
I only use Tesco's fuel, because it is normally the cleanest (along with the other supermarkets) due to the quick turnover :)


Lantern Swinger
thanks to MOD karma for moving post, obviously the current hike in fuel prices does not come under current affairs, my apologies.?
babystew said:
thanks to MOD karma for moving post, obviously the current hike in fuel prices does not come under current affairs, my apologies.?

How could a current price of fuel hike be a current affair :)

Scratches head and wonders off into the distance

Jack McH


War Hero
No it isn't. There are only nine oil refineries in the UK, so for most regions, it doesnt matter what retailer you buy the petrol from, it comes from the same refinery.

The only way to reduce the cost of petrol is to buy less of it. Drive less, drive at 65 instead of 70, keep your tyres inflated properly, accelerate more steadily (i.e. not as fast). I guess if you want to know more you could page Bergs for a lecture on the effect of oil prices/demand of light sweet crude.....


War Hero
babystew said:
thanks to MOD karma for moving post, obviously the current hike in fuel prices does not come under current affairs, my apologies.?

If you wish to have a discussion on the subject, then crack on. However a cut and paste of a rehashed chain email that's been around in various forms for at least 7 or 8 years doean't really achieve that.


Lantern Swinger
Greenie said:
Bad news is that its not the oil companies that are coining it !!

Perhaps you meant "It's not just the oil companies etc..." - have you seen Shells profit reports (into the hundreds of millions p.a.) ??
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