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    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... ...
    THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!
    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.

    PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE 69p a LITRE
    RANGE

    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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  2. 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:
     
  3. 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.

    Nutty
     
  4. CA isn't the place for whichever random chain email happens to be at the top of your inbox.
     
  5. 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 :)
     
  6. thanks to MOD karma for moving post, obviously the current hike in fuel prices does not come under current affairs, my apologies.?
     
  7. :)
    How could a current price of fuel hike be a current affair :)

    Scratches head and wonders off into the distance

    Jack McH
     
  8. 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.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/gasout.asp

    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.....
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. Waste of time.Even blockading the refineries is out now its been made illegal!
     
  11. 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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