1. Trinirspeed's Avatar
    Quoted from a guy on GPN(gopednation), SPREAD THE WORD

    Gas rationing in the 70's worked even though we grumbled about it. It might even have been good for us!
    Are you aware that the Saudis are boycotting American products? In addition, they are gouging us on oil prices.
    Shouldn't we return the favor? Can't we take control of our own destiny and let these giant oil importers know who REALLY generates their profits, their livings? How about leaving American Dollars in America and reduce the import/export deficit?
    An appealing remedy might be to boycott their GAS. Every time you fill up your car you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia . Just purchase gas from companies that don't import their oil from the Saudis.
    Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill up my tank, I'm sending my money to people who I get the impression want me, my family and my friends dead. The following gas companies import Middle Eastern oil:
    Shell...................................205,742,00 0 barrels
    Chevron/Texaco....................144,332,000 barrels
    Exxon /Mobil.........................130,082,000 barrels
    Marathon/Speedway..............117,740,000 barrels
    Amoco.................................62,231,000 barrels
    And CITGO oil is imported from Venezuela by Dictator Hugo Chavez who hates America and openly avows our economic destruction! (We pay Chavez's regime nearly $10 Billion per year in oil revenues!)
    The U.S. currently imports 5,517,000 barrels of crude oil per day from OPEC. If you do the math at $100 per barrel, that's over $550 million PER DAY ($200 BILLION per year!) handed over to OPEC, many of whose members are our confirmed enemies!!!!! It won't stop here - oil prices could go to $200 a barrel or higher if we keep buying their product.

    Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:
    Sunoco........................0 barrels
    Conoco........................0 barrels
    Sinclair........................0 barrels
    BP / Phillips...................0 barrels
    Hess. ..........................0 barrels
    ARC0...........................0 barrels
    Maverick.......................0 barrels
    Flying J. ......................0 barrels
    Valero..........................0 barrels
    Murphy Oil USA* ............0 barrels --Sold at Wal-Mart , gas is from South Arkansas and fully USA owned and produced.

    * *Not only that but they give scholarships to all children in their town who finish high school and are legal US citizens..

    All of this information is available from the U.S. Department of Energy and each company is required to state where they get their oil and how much they are importing.

    But to have a real impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers With the help of the internet, it's really simple to do. Now, don't wimp out at this point....keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!
    I'm sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at only 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-the entire population of the United States of America !!!!

    Again, all you have to do is forward this message to 10 people. How long would that really take you? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people, within one day all 300 MILLION people could theoretically be contacted during the next eight days!
    2008-06-14 10:59 PM
  2. Dan0609's Avatar
    Ive got a wonderful addition to this!!!! STOP BUYING GAS, ride a bike and stop this growing "obesity" trend. If work is too far away to ride a bike or walk, take the bus. Honestly we Americans are addicted to fueling are large SUVs and Mini Vans. Its our own fault we pay Chavo, and the Middle East huge amounts of money.
    2008-06-14 11:36 PM
  3. pokekid's Avatar
    true that dan.
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    2008-06-15 08:13 PM
  4. Zeal's Avatar
    Ride a bike.... Walk....(If you live in the City) Use the subway.... Ahh what the hell were all gonna die anyways...
    2008-06-15 09:59 PM
  5. kilroy007's Avatar
    that little tidbit really opened up my eyes. that was amazing information and there is no doubt in my mind that I will pass it on to everyone I know!!!!!
    2008-06-15 11:15 PM
  6. screamforme02's Avatar
    good stuff tobad i know of one hess station and maybe a handfull of sunoco. But this will prob have me stop at a hess or sunoco over shell or mobil
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    2008-06-16 03:01 AM
  7. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
    Before we go boycotting the gas stations, check this out from Urban Legend Reference Pages' (Snopes):

    snopes.com: Saudi Gas Boycott
    Last edited by Napoleon_PhoneApart; 2008-06-16 at 03:57 AM.
    2008-06-16 03:55 AM
  8. bhz1's Avatar
    WHat is not highly reported in the media is the fact that the current high cost per barrel of oil, and thus teh high price of American gas at teh pump is being caused by speculation in teh commodities market. Becasue of teh decline in stock prices, investors are buing into the oil commodities. (Anyone remember the movie Trading Places and the orange juice futures?, Well this is sort of a similar situation)

    The oil compaines love it becasue it increases their profits. The average uneducated comsumer assumes its a supply problem, however there is no supply problem. This is why the Saudi's refused Bush's request to them to pump more oil. If this were truly a supply issue, we would have those hours long lines at the gas stations.

    Frankly the current price at a little over $4/gallon is only slightly higher than the inflation adjusted price of gas back in 1981. Then gas was about $1/gallon. I can tell you that my income is at least 4 times what it was back then. Little comfort to anyone starting out, but I was a new college grad in 1981 and I adjusted my budget for the gas I needed. The sorry situation today is that we all got used to "cheap" gas and are not budgeted for the high prices of today.

    I agree, those in cities can take a subway or bus, but the large proportion of Americans that live in suburbs or rural areas have no choice but to drive. It would take decades for the AMerican infrastructure of public transit to come close to what it is in Europe.
    2008-06-16 06:05 AM
  9. thomasz1's Avatar
    To reduce them by bike, walk or bus.
    2008-06-16 06:57 AM
  10. Kaloyan's Avatar
    This is interesting but also somewhat misleading. Maybe before we start blaming the oil companies that have been ripping us off and making insane profits we should look for the source of the problem, that of course is our own government and our fantastic leader Bush. Ever since the war in Iraq started gas prices have been going up, doesn't that make you wonder why we went into Iraq in the first place because by now its very obvious it wasn't because of nuclear weapons or any of the other ******** explanations we have been getting from our leaders. Anyone here watch Zeitgeist - The Movie its very good I recommend it to everyone.
    2008-06-16 09:55 AM
  11. thetoothfairy's Avatar
    My two cousins were deployed over there in the last war.... and then this one... they told me the war is not over the nuclear weapons... its over the gas and our government..... and they also stated that those people don't want to change over there.... so they don't know why we are there but to waste our money and have our people get killed...

    Then I have a friend that his family owns gas stations.... he just told me the other day that they reason the gas is the prices it is is because our dollar is not worth as much anymore.....

    He tells me that his family doesn't make much money at the gas station but I find that hard to believe because if they didn't make money then why are they keeping it?

    He also goes to Africa to work for months out of the year and he also told me it is over $7.00 a gallon over there......

    When he talks about the gas prices he acts like it is no big deal.. I heard and read for myself that sometime in July the barrel of oil will be up to $150.00... what does this mean for us? We will probably be paying around $6.00 a gallon....
    2008-06-16 10:09 AM
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