I received this email describing a way to drop the gas prices, and I found it interesting and theoretically possible. However, the probablility of enough people participating is slim to none. Nonetheless, I thought I'd suggest it to all my friends.
(I've cut out quite a bit of the email because it was rediculously long and could have gotten its point across much more quickly.)
THIS IS NOT THE 'DON'T BUY' GAS FOR ONE DAY, BUT IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW WE CAN GET GAS BACK DOWN TO $1.30 PER GALLON.
I hear we are going to hit close to $ 4.00+ a gallon by this summer! Want gasoline prices to come down?
We need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace..not sellers.
Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL.
Also, under no circumstances buy from CITCO. 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.
Conoco/Phillips, Sunoco, Flying J, and only a couple others import no oil, so if possible buy your gas from them.
I really doubt this will work, and I feel slightly bad for discouraging people to buy gas from one of my friends' companies of employment, but gas prices are crazy high.
And life goes on. :)