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Makes you think.............could this work?

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Just got this through by e-mail..............would be nice if it actually worked!!

Copied and pasted from e-mail:


We are hitting £111.9 + a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying even more.

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.

It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy your petrol at Shell, Asda,Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons Jet etc. i.e. boycott BP and Esso

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 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 i t 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... ..


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 8days!!! Acting together we can make a difference . If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.


It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy your petrol at Shell, Asda,Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons Jet etc. i.e. boycott BP and Esso

Would be good if everyone stuck to their guns and did this!!!
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago

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> Asda,Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons

I bet these companies above buy THEIR petrol off Esso and BP (after all they have to get it from somewhere) so I doubt it would have the desired effect.
smaller petrol companies started this
everybody boycotts the big 2till they drop prices...
ooh..they dropped 5p a litre...lets go there....
sainsburys etc follow suit? wow..5p saved... it will be back up before you know it.
Coupled you really think a UK boycott of 2 firms will affect the $ barrel oil price in the global market? nope ;o)
was going to say....where do you think the supermarkets get theirs from....also check out
make sure you get it from the cheapest place possible

join car sharing schemes, drive more carefully, cycle....
This email pops up everytime there is a fuel price increase, it's never worked before and no reason it will now.
Sounds good to me, how long do think it will take?
CHeapest in our area at this week is £1.14 a litre !!!
I'm sure this was posted last week
#9 many thimes have a seen this over the last 3 years.....come on everybody just pay up or shut up!!!! The price is not gonna go down until we stop using our cars and paying for petrol. Just accept the fact that petrol in the Uk will allways be priced high and will get higher every matter what stupid ideas people come up place in my area is £1.32 a litre
only way we'll get lower fuel prices in this country is for the government to reduce duty and VAT. the amount of money brown has thrown away as both chancellor and PM is frightening. just taking the amount of extra duty and VAT received so far this year (caused by the increase in world oil prices) he could reduce the basic rate of income tax by 2%. that stat was quoted over a month ago on radio 5 live. its unbelievable how much tax he takes from the british motorist. we pay road fund to use the roads, then we pay fuel duty to do the same, then we pay VAT on top (only time you get taxed twice for the same thing). its crazy

this is what wiki says, out of date now as price has gone even further

From 2007-10-01 the main road fuel (petrol and diesel) duty rate in the UK is GBP£0.5035 per litre. The rate for biodiesel and bioethanol is £0.3035.[1] Value Added Tax (VAT), currently at 17.5%, is also charged on the price of the fuel and on the duty. At a pump price of 100p/litre (typical for unleaded as at November 2007), this would put the combined tax at 65.24p/litre, or approximately USD$4.84 per gallon. Thus without tax, the retail price would be 34.76p per litre, making a combined tax rate of 188%.
I think this has already been posted ?
& no don't think it would work ...................
Ya you probably right...........the petrol is more than likely bought off one of these two!

Looks like its red deisel or converted SVO for me then:):thumbsup:
£111.9 a litra in some areas ?

Now thats high ;p
I think this has already been posted ?
& no don't think it would work ...................

Yeah, posted three times already...don't know if the link to snopes was present on each one though.

there was a program on BBC a couple of months ago where a guy was going around the chip shops in his town and collecting their used cooking oil. he was then filtering it to get "free fuel" for his diesel car. he then dropped the bombshell that for every litre he prouced he had to pay 50p in duty to the taxman. madness. they encourage you to recycle but charge you for doing it......... only in britain
Brown is not going to reduce the duty, reducing it by 2p per litre would lose the country billions over annual periods. Where would the money come from?

I would love to know how the USA can still sell petrol at an equivalent of 50 pence per litre and we are getting stiffed.

I have an idea, get the USA to share our duty cost, make them pay half of what we pay, they will stop using it like there is no tomorrow then.
yer but how much movement do the big boys have? there is no point shaving off little bits here and there with these stunts.

If they pull it down by 10p, Brown has another excuse to keep raising the duty.

What will it take for the PM to realise what he is doing? -FUEL DUTY NEEDS TO COME DOWN SOON OR WE WILL HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM ON OUR HANDS
I would love to know how the USA can still sell petrol at an equivalent of 50 pence per litre and we are getting stiffed.

because the USA uses the taxation system more openly and uses income tax and state taxes to fund the country instead of using stealth taxation like fuel duty. if he dropped duty and vat completely petrol would be the same here as in the USA about 50p/litre

the tax burden in most other countries is much lower than ours. if you're a non-driver you may feel that you benefit my having lower direct taxation but high fuel duties but nope. because everything you buy needs transportation and the UK (unlike most countries that use fuel duty) charges duty and vat on diesel used for haulage you end up paying much more for everything.

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