Heres an email i recieved about not buying gas from BP.....
This was originally sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. If you are tired of the gas prices going up AND they will continue to rise this winter, take time to read this PLEASE.
Phillip 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!
It's worth your consideration. Join the resistance!!!!
We are going to hit $ 2.00 a litre and it might go higher!! Want petrol 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 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 on and join with us!
By now you're probably thinking petrol priced at about $1.50 is cheap.
It is currently $ 1.90 for regular unleaded.
Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a liter of gas is CHEAP at $1.50, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace. . .not sellers.
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 petrol come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their petrol! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.
How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying petrol.
But we CAN have an impact on petrol prices if we all a ct together to force a price war.
Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY petrol from BP
NZ the biggest price up driver company .
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 BP NZ petrol 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 20 people. If each of us s end it to at least ten more (20 x 10 = 200) .. And those 200 send it to at least ten more (200 x 10 = 2000 ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over TWO MILLION consumers.
If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 20 million people will have been contacted!
If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... TWO HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!
Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all!
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 o n THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO BELOW THE $1.50 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK.
Simple â€“ send the message along to other and do not buy petrol from BP NZ .
Some other things you may not know about gas...
Shell V-Power is just another marketeing gimic, not a race gas as shell would lead you to believe. Remember the old "fuel economy formula" shell did a while back? seemed to disappear quite quickly... Heres an email one of the guys from my car club sent to shell...
How come the V-Power in Australia is 98(RON) and the V-Power here is only 95(RON). How did you manage to get Ferrari to help you develop these two different octane fuels with the same name, it must have been confusing. Is this just a '95' re-branding exercise for some marketing interns?
If you are thinking you have to go to BP or Mobil to get your high octane gas you now have a new alternative. Gull force 10 is a 98 octane gas with a 10% biofuel mix. Filled up my Audi with it a couple of days ago and it runs just as well as ultimate or synery 8000. Plus Gulls fuel is cheaper and im doing an ever so small benefit for the environmenet if you wanna look at it that way
It's ACTUALLY 95 octane rated gasoline, however the ethanol blend is what brings that rating up to 98.
Ethanol also has a cooling property, which helps with the prevention of auto-ignition or 'detonation' as its more commonly refered to.
One forseeable issue with it, however, is that ethanol is somewhat corrosive to the rubber lines in the fuel lines of older cars. Gull claim to have an anti corrosive additive which prevents this, but as the corrosion would take time, its still too early to say if this is true or not.
It is also recommended that it not be used it carburetted engines, as it may damage the rubber seals in the fuel injection system.
In my personal experience, however, I found that I typically get 400kms to a 45 litre tank in my non turbo MR2 (2 litre 3SGE engine) using 95 octane fuel.
I started using Gull Force 10, and now I get a minimum of around 450kms, and have managed to get 500kms at a stretch. This was with no change of driving style or destinations etc.
Gets the thumbs up from me so far.
Risky.. I love your naivety sometimes... boycotting BP - if it could possibly be organised - wouldn't work for more than a day or two... Moreso because of the number of companies who have corporate arrangements with BP for supply.
Maybe it could ping them a bit if everyone boycotted any food/stuff stories they have on petrol stations.
Do you not understand that its not the big oil companys driving up the price of petrol.
Its the Big Oil SUPPLIERS driving up the price for a barrel of OIL to be REFINED into petrol.
Next time you get all shitty at your local petrol station attendant because it costs $4345.43 to fill up your old crappy Falcodore, take a moment to realise that why the fuck would a company want to run at a loss? Thats just retarded.
Look at the big picture people, the earths oil fields are dwindling, humans are exhausting resources faster than supply.