May 1, 2007 11:15am CST
I just recieved this in an email and thought I would share. Do you think this would work? Don't pump gas on May 15th, 2007 NO GAS...On May 15th 2007 Body: ...in April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight. On May 15th 2007, all internet users are to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most places. There are 73,000,000+ American members currently on the internet network, and the average car takes about 30 to 50 dollars to fill up. If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companys' pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on May15th and let's try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day. If you agree (which I can't see why you wouldn't), resend this to all on your contact list. With it saying, ''Don't pump gas on May 15th If it does work that would be great since gas prices are not stopping in going up. We need all the help we can get.
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1 May 07
Again? Looks like some bad idea won't go away!!! Lets look at this supposedly "good" idea of trying to pull the gasoline price down. First of all, gasoline is a traded commodity whose price goes up and down according to its supply and demand. The only way to reduce the price of gasoline is to first reduce demand. Which might mean you have to use public transport, car pool, use more economic cars instead of luxurious gasoline guzzling one. Yes, I know, these options are not that appealing. To satisfy our hunger for luxury and comfort traveling, we need gasoline. More and more everyday. This increasing demand will naturally increase the price, since supply is not but shrinking! Shifting your gasoline purchase from one day to the other does not, will not dent Oil Company and would definitely not decrease the price. That is only hallucination. If, enough people in a community do refrain their selves from buying gasoline for one day, the only party who will have to face major losses is your local small gas station, who live in the mercy of big oil companies, who operates with tiny profit margins. A one day loss for this type of stations will eat up their several days worth of profits. So, trying to pinch the big guys by punching in the gut of small ones are not only foolish, but evidently very cruel. To, decrease the price, you have to decrease your gasoline usage, not shift its purchase to another day.