could this work? gas prices
- 05-24-2007, 12:32 AM
could this work? gas prices
NOW THIS MAKES MUCH MORE SENSE!!! I can do this.....how about
>Subject: Gas prices? This has possibilities!
>THIS IS NOT THE 'DON'T BUY' GAS FOR ONE DAY, BUT IT WILL
>SHOW YOU HOW WE CAN GET GAS BACK DOWN TO $1.30 PER GALLON.
>This was sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his
>engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. If you are 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. The 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
>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
>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
>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
>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
>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
>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
>Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's
>(If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all
>you have to do is send this to 10 people.... Well, let's face it, you
>just aren't a mathematician. But I am . so trust me on this one.
>How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail
>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
>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
- 05-24-2007, 07:49 AM
The math is correct but the application is not congruent to practical economic structures. You and your 300 million friends will all have to buy gas eventually. I know this, you know this, and the energy market knows this fact too.
There is a whole infrastructure beyond the "work commuter" gas market, namely the entire manufacturing and distribution networks that serve the world economy are driven by some kind of oil based fuel product. Once you factor in the agricultural and food distribution networks into the equation, you will see that the majority of the oil market is not voluntary.
Gasoline prices are based on what the market will bear.
Now, say if some foreign oil producer such as Iran or Venezuela were to start "over producing" and price dumping, then we would see some lower gas prices!... you know until the inevitable regime change!
12-22-2008, 08:57 PM
Went looking for this. Dumbest concept ever.
Just get the entire world's economy to die and then you can lower gas prices.
12-23-2008, 01:49 AM
12-23-2008, 04:18 PM
Actually the other companies will increase prices due to the bigger demand of gas they have that isn't covered in goods. Why do you think OPEC is reducing the oil production? Neat idea, but made by someone with no economic thought.
Look up oligopoly on wikipedia if you want to learn more.
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