Fuel Cost Check this out...... - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Fuel Price Area Discussions A place to discuss the fuel prices in your areas.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 03-20-2008, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
moore20017.3's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: chesapeake, OH.
Posts: 234
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Fuel Cost Check this out......

I think this may work, hope none of you are oil men!


This was sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. If you ar e tired of the gas prices going up AND they will continue to rise this summer, take time to read this please.

Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.
This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May!
It's worth your consideration. Join the resistance!!!!

I hear we are going to hit close to $ 4.00 a gallon by next summer and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down?

We need to take some intelligent, united action. T he oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas.

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 on and join with us!

By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $2.00 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $2.98 for regular unleaded in my town.

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 - $1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace...not sellers.

With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action.

The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.

How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas.

But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.

Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL.

If they are not selling any gas, 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 Exxon and Mobil gas 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 30 people. If each of us 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 group 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!

I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you!
Acting together we can make a diff erence.

If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. I suggest that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $2.00 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK.

Keep it going

GT4594 T6
moore20017.3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 03-20-2008, 08:09 AM
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Jarrettsville, MD
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
This one was posted yesterday. In a nutshell it won't work.
720Deere is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 03-23-2008, 02:16 PM
fas_guy's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: BFE
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
There aren't any mobil or exxon stations in my town just chevron, shell, circle k, fry's, fuel stop, And Gas city. multiples of each station but no exxon or mobil.
fas_guy is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 03-23-2008, 05:41 PM
Stroker9883's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 'burbs of Seattle, WA
Posts: 68
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would down with not buying from them. One problem...it wouldn't work. Not to get to political but oil is traded globally now more than ever. So if you don't buy that fuel then on of the other 6.5 billion people will. The only way we could get a handle on these prices would be to vamp up domestic oil production and tax foreign oil to make it impractal to import. In the short term, the price of oil might go up even more but once we can get all our energy domestically, we would be only accountable to ourselves and not Saudi Arabia and Chavez. After we acheive independence then we could price oil like we price our utilities such as electricity and water. It wouldn't be socialized because it would be like the various power companies across the country. The other option to help in the short term would only occur if Iraq is secured. If we used a portion of the oil profits from Iraq then we could start paying back the $600 billion (and counting) that we have spent on this war. If I do the calculation right, that would be about $2100 for every man, woman, and child in this country. For me that approaching a year's worth of diesel. That would hopefully offset the short term increase of making the oil domestically.
Stroker9883 is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 03-23-2008, 08:31 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Denton, Tx
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I hate to throw another wrinkle into this plan but---Exxon-Mobil does not own any of the Exxon or Mobil gas stations. As part of the agreement for the government to allow the merger--they had to sell off all of their stations. If you stop buying gas from a Exxon or Mobil station you are not doing anything but helping put a Mom and Pop out of business. So I'm afraid you won't hurt big oil by purchasing based on name brand. In case anyone is wondering--my info all comes directly from the powers that be at Exxon-Mobil- my father was directly involved with the merger as well as several foreign oil/drilling ventures. If you truly want to make a difference, find a new fuel to completely elminate the need for crude oil. Unfortunately that most likely will not happen soon and you will also need to get the rest of the world to stop buying crude as well-----as stated above.

04 F-350 CC 4X4 longbed
High Idle Mod
Fog Light Mod
Zoodad Mod
EGR Blade Removed
Rhino Liner
Hideaway gooseneck
V-1 Hardwire
Train Horns/On Board Air
FBD 5" Turbo Back Exhaust
Doug C. is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 03-29-2008, 11:16 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
scagle1's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,342
Thanks: 13
Thanked 53 Times in 50 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Spoke with a terminal manager where you load fuel about this and he shot the idea down pretty quick. The brand will drop there price under every one else by a few cents and then the other places will buy there product to save a few cents per gallon.This is at the loading racks so what you do at the store has no effect,they will buy there gas/diesel in bulk from the cheapest supplier for that day.The only way they get caught is if there tanks are tested for the branded additive and seeing as how they usually receive a load every day it would be hard to catch since i have never witnessed them being tested. And if you believe that by paying for branded that is what you are getting I have bad news for you.They buy whatever is cheapest all the time and dump in their tanks,You may possibly have 3-4 different products(by product i mean the additive as this is the only difference between stations and branding) in a tankful at the station.I have personally been told by store owner B4 to drop 1000 gallons of regular no lead gas in a prem grade tank at one of the big name branded stores.Nice profit for them huh?Advantage of hauling gas -- I know who to stay away from.

Sold 01 350 6" on 37's and mild mods, 00 X 4" on 35's, 02 f350 4" 35's modded from fan to drive shaft, ridin the 03 with nose conversion with 125k and counting upwards slowly.
Never had CNC's poo on any of it, never will.
scagle1 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome