THIS IS NOT A 'DON'T BUY' GAS FOR ONE DAY, BUT IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW WE CAN GET GAS BACK DOWN TO $1.00 PER LITRE.
The motivation is that of a retired Coca Cola executive and one of his former engineer buddies from Haliburton. If you are tired of gas prices going up AND they will continue to rise this summer, take time to read further.
Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea. It makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that went 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 gas. 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.
"By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $.99 is super cheap. Me too!" said Hollsworth. "It is currently $1.28 at SUNOCO and ESSO for regular unleaded in Hamilton and Ottawa and climbing every week. Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $.87 to .99, 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 gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas. But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war", he added.
Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), SUNOCO (PETRO CANADA) and ESSO. If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.
Hey, if you think that this simple idea has merit, talk about it with your friends and act on it whenever it is convenient for you. It will at least make you feel good that you are making your own personal statement and if enough of us "buyers" do the same thing, who knows...