is April 29th, 2001, I am sitting here at my computer getting this story
together for posting in just two days.
big questions are:
Just how high are gas prices
going to go
Are we getting hosed?????????
folks are sure that prices may go as high as $3.00 a gallon. I hate to say it, but I truly believe that in some places
they will go way past $3.00 a gallon.
How can I be so sure?
I just took a look at http://www.gaspricewatch.com
. This web site keeps watch on what
is going on with fuel prices. Right
now as I write this, gas is selling for $3.01 per gallon FOR REGULAR GAS!
Don't Believe me? Drive over
and get a fill-up at this station for yourself:
Highway 190 At
Death Valley, CA 92328
I'll concede that this is a gas station out in Death Valley, and gas is always
higher in these types of locations, BUT over $3.00 for a gallon of REGULAR
tell me we are not getting hosed. We
I'm a levelheaded guy. I believe in
free enterprise. I know here in
California we have our own "special" blend of gas. I know that the recent refinery fires effect price, etc.....
I know all that stuff. I
also don't believe in all those conspiracy theories.
But this I know... The gasoline companies are hosing us!
are some of the more recent news story headlines (with links to the full
stories) You will notice that the
first story is about how well Mobil and Exxon are doing.
not the only gas companies hitting record profits.
what do we do? Lets face it, that
"Don't buy gas on Wednesday" thing was a joke.
It hurt no one. But I think
we have a winning idea.
see you after you have had a chance to check out the below headlines:
Mobil profits surge on high oil, gas prices
04.23.01, 7:56 AM ET
details Arco strategy on gas prices
Ron Wyden says a report he will release at a hearing shows a plan to raise West
April 25, 2001
By Jim Barnett and Kim Christensen of The Oregonian staff
Gas prices surge across U.S.
Some forecasts see almost $3 a gallon by late summer
Last Update: 6:19 PM ET April 23, 2001
Gas prices: No quick fix is in sight
April 26, 2001
angered by the price of gasoline shooting up 30 cents a gallon in the past month
prices reach record levels in Tri-Cities
By DAVID McGEE
Bristol Herald Courier
Apr 19, 2001 - 12:15 AM
Gas prices up 27 cents in one
month The Associated Press
Date: 04/27/01 11:24
gas prices jump 24 cents over three weeks
By Associated Press
Double-Digit Increase in Gas Prices for Northern
California Motorists, AAA Reports; 13-cent Jump Since Mid-March; Price is
Highest Since Last November
FRANCISCO--April 17, 2001
— U.S. gasoline pump prices soared
by nearly 13 cents per gallon in the past two weeks even though oil prices
remained steady, an analyst said.
CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- HIGHER PUMP PRICES COULD HURT LOCAL ECONOMY -- Gas prices, perhaps, as high as $3 a gallon this summer could siphon $1.2 billion from the area's slowing economy, according to an exclusive
Crain's Chicago Business analysis. Also 18,000 jobs that rely on discretionary spending in sectors such as retail and restaurant could be pink-slipped.
When gas prices hike so do the number of customers who drive away without paying, Crain's reports.
now you’re ready to believe that we are getting hosed. If not do some more
research, and then come on back. If you’re ready now to do something to stop
this rip off, then read on..
you imagine what would happen to one of those gas companies if for a full month,
their income fell to Nothing, Zip, Nada, A Big Zero?
following Idea is not mine. I got
it in an E-Mail, from Sharon, our copy editor.
I read it over, did some research, and I believe now is the time for her
Idea? Don't do any business for a
full month, with one particular brand, and then move on to the next brand and so
on. Unless the big gas companies
want to see their stations put on a permanent boycott, they had better wake up.
idea is very workable. It just
needs the right timing. We need
time to get the word out, and a schedule to go on.
the word out!
a copy of this article to every person you know.
strike, June 1, 2001!
gives us the month of May to alert everyone.
on June 1st, we boycott the first gas company:
and BP (BP petroleum) For the full
month of June don't go into any Arco or BP Stations.
Not even for food. Let the
place grow cobwebs.
in July we move on to the next company, Chevron!
the pattern. Every month, we move
to the next company. We just go in
alphabetical order. One by one,
every company gets hit.
this does not work, we just change the rules.
Instead of one month we go 6 months.
about it. If we show that everyone
in the United States can pull together, and stay out of the "station of the
month", for the full month, the big oil companies will know we can go 6
big oil companies know we can't go with out gas.
What we need to show them is we can go without their brand of gas.
Hose us on the price, and your competition gets our business.
If all the gas companies band together, we band together, and one by one,
stop doing business with them. After
they see that for them to band together one or more of them is going to go
under, they will start to realize that the American Public can still make their
wishes heard with their purchasing dollars!
get the word out. Starting June 1,
2001, Arco and BP gas stations become ghost towns for 30 days!
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