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    Petrol!!!!!

    power to the people and all that and it would work! Can we try this with
    cigarettes and booze next?




    Campaign to Reduce UK Petrol Prices - a rip-off at 80p litre

    We are going to hit close to 89p a litre by the summer.
    Do you want petrol prices to come down? We need to take some
    intelligent, united action.

    Philip Hollsworth offered this good idea:
    This makes 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
    think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP at 77p -80p, we need to take
    aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace 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. 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 whimp 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 a; lot of people. If each of you 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 generation of people, we will have reached over
    consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to
    ten Million 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.(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 8 days!!! I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much
    potential, did you! Acting together we can make a difference. If this
    makes sense to you, please pass this message on. Please hold Out Untill
    They Lower Their Prices To 69p a Litre Range. Action::-
    It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy
    your petrol at Shell, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons (75p)Jet etc. i.e.

    Boycott BP and Esso.

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    A waste of time IMO

    It's the government that needs to be targeted to reduce the 80% taxation on road fuel not the oil companies (although they are not totally innocent).

    Using this method to start a price war will only, at best, create a short term drop in prices and it'll be no-where the drop suggested in the above. If it were to persist the compaies would look for ways to reduce cost to compensate for the loss in revenue - the first cuts as always will be jobs.

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    As said above, it isn't the fuel companies that cause the problem. Unfortunately they get the blame by the majority of the public. The government takes 80% of the fuel prices the 20% has to be spread between the fuel companies and the retailers. Besides, ESSO is part of such a large company, that they probably wouldn't even notice.

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    I’m not sure if my car could survive without BP Ultimate sorry
    towerstimes.co.uk

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    i refuse to buy from BP any way and have done for ages as they have always been the most expensive petrol station in my area!!

    always fill up at tescos when doing the weekly shop and its a bonus that they always seem to the cheapest!!!

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    Optimax all the way baby !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSI_Butch
    Optimax all the way baby !!!
    Ditto.

    I used to work for a supermarket petrol station, there is no way I'm putting that **** in my car.
    MINXY BUTLER-HENDERSON

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    Ahem, small point people. Who do you think the Supermarkets buy their fuel from? The Russians?

    They buy off the big nasty international conglomerates like BP and Shell, so they get your money either way. Either by selling you the expensive, additive improved petrol out of their own pumps, or by selling you the shit stuff at Tesco or Sainsbury.

    They won't lose much money at that either, as they sell cheaper quality fuel to supermarkets AND the cost of supermarket fuel is lower because they run a thin profit margin, which is subsidised by the food

    The only way to get cheaper fuel in the UK is to cut the taxes on it and that will mean taxes will come from other places, you have to balance the countries books and pay for things like the NHS, Education, Public Amenities, Family Allowances, State Pensions etc etc. People always make comparisons with fuel prices in the US when it comes to the cost of petrol, but they don't have an NHS or a lot of the things we take for granted.

    I'd rather they put all the tax for transport on fuel so it was even more expensive and do away with road tax, insurance tax and VAT on servicing and maintaining your car. That way you would only pay for how much you use the roads, which is fairer IMO. That way Fat cats in Jags and Mercs would then pay more tax than we did, as their gas guzzlers would use more fuel, the enviromentalists would be happier and perhaps richer people would stop buying ridiculous cars with crap MPG because they can fiddle a tax break and claim it all back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    I'd rather they put all the tax for transport on fuel so it was even more expensive and do away with road tax, insurance tax and VAT on servicing and maintaining your car. That way you would only pay for how much you use the roads, which is fairer IMO. That way Fat cats in Jags and Mercs would then pay more tax than we did, as their gas guzzlers would use more fuel, the enviromentalists would be happier and perhaps richer people would stop buying ridiculous cars with crap MPG because they can fiddle a tax break and claim it all back
    Well said Steve.

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    Where it sits around in tankers for anything up to weeks on end which is why the supermarkets buy it cheap. Their suppliers changes according to whenever they can get their fuel cheapest.
    MINXY BUTLER-HENDERSON

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