No Petrol Day September 22nd

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No Petrol Day September 22nd

#1 Postby robert » Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:20 pm

A friend e-mailed this to me so I thought I'd pass it along:


It has been calculated that if everyone in Australia did not
purchase a drop
of petrol for one day and all at the same time, the oil companies
would choke on their stockpiles.
At the same time it would hit the entire industry with a net loss
over 4.6 billion dollars which affects the bottom lines of the oil
Therefore Thursday September 22nd has been formally declared
"stick it up their behind" day and the people of this nation should not buy a
single drop of petrol that day.

The only way this can be done is if you forward this e-mail to as
people as you can and as quickly as you can to get the word out.

Waiting on the government to step in and control the prices is not
going to
happen. What happened to the reduction and control in prices that
the Arab
nations promised two weeks ago?

Remember one thing, not only is the price of petrol going up but
at the same
time airlines are forced to raise their prices, trucking companies
forced to raise their prices which effects prices on everything
that is
shipped. Things like food, clothing, building supplies medical
supplies etc.

Who pays in the end? We do!

We can make a difference. If they don't get the message after one
day, we
will do it again and again.

So do your part and spread the word. Forward this email to
everyone you know
Mark your calendars and make September 22nd a day that the
citizens of
Australia "enough is enough"

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#2 Postby Daywalker » Sun Sep 11, 2005 5:45 am

I don't know if that works as intended.
People who are conscious about the problem already try to use as little petrol as possible. I have a car, but try to use it only when necessary, i share it and take passengers over long rides. But i need to buy fuel now and then.
So, when i don't buy it on september 22nd, i'll buy it one day before or after, where's the point?? The amount would be the same.
Fuel is not as easy to boycott as a certain brand or other product, like tofu, for example (i could eat something else instead). If i want to boycott fuel, i'd have to go for alternatives rahter than limiting myself to only buy fuel on fridays :?
No one said it would be easy.

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#3 Postby FormicaLinoleum » Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:44 pm

Yeah, a no-gas day won't really do anything. Snopes has an explanation:

Oh, I just noticed that this one was for Australia. I got one for one in the US (on 1 Sept), which prompted me to look it up.

Snopes rocks, btw. The vast majorities of the e-mail forwards I get can be found on there.

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#4 Postby V VII Hero » Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:29 am

I dont purchase anymore, as I dont drive.

I think this idea is greta but wont work out as planned.

people should cut back on driving and plan out more effecient trips. live close to where they need to be. cycle and walk more. etc.

I hate the fact our society relies on automobiles so much.
its like the automobiles drive us.

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#5 Postby robert » Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:44 am


I hear you guys, I just thought I'd pass it along since it was sent to me. I didn't know if it worked or not. Whenever I get the "don't buy gas" e-mails, I don't that day, hoping that maybe it will make a difference.

But yeah, just using less resources in general, is a great way to go.

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