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Campaign To Reduce Uk Petrol Prices

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Hi all,

A friend forwarded me this email and I thought I would share it with you all! Having read throught it all, I know this was something attempted the last time we had fuel problems, must be worth a go? See what you guys think:

> > We are going to hit close to 89p a litre by the summer. The excuse

that

> > the high oil price raises costs at the pump is not a viable one.

With

> > the inflated oil price the oil companies pay a reduced rate of tax

on

> > oil production so the end price doesn't cost the oil companies that

much

> > more. Five years ago when the oil price was at it's lowest ever, did

the

> > prices at the pump reflect this? No I don't think so!!. So the

nation

> > has to take action.

> >

> > Want petrol prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent,

> > united action. Philip 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! 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 it and join in!

> >

> > Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us

to

> > think that the cost of a litre is CHEAP at 77p -80p, we need to

take

> > aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace

not

> > sellers. With the price of petrol 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 pocket by not

purchasing

> > their Petrol! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. Here's

the

> > idea:

> >

> > For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY petrol from the two

> > Biggest oil companies (which now are one), ESSO and BP. 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 Esso

and

> > BP petrol buyers. It's really simple to do!! Now, don't whimp 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 a lot of people. If each of you send it

to at

> > least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)... and those 300 send it to at least

ten

> > more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message

reaches

> > the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE

MILLION

> > consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to

ten

> > friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If

it

> > goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION

> > PEOPLE!!! Again, all You have to do is send this to 10 people.

That's

> > all (and not buy at ESSO/BP).

> >

> > How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to

ten

> > more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could

> > conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!! 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 on.

> >

> >

> >

> > PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE 69p a LITRE

> > RANGE

> >

> >

> >

> > Action:

> > It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy

your

> > petrol at Shell, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons (75p), Jet etc. i.e.

> > Boycott BP and Esso.

> >

> > Why BP and Esso?

> > Apart from being the biggest oil company, this company isn't content

> > with just making massive amounts of money it wants to make obscene

> > amounts and wants me and you to pay for it. It wasn't that long ago

BP

> > changed it's logo to a green and yellow flower, why, because it

wanted

> > to appear greener! Now take a moment and think of the impact a logo

> > change involves. We are talking petrol stations world wide, oil

> > platforms, any equipment at all with the logo on it, right down to

> > letter heads in their world wide offices.

> > Now that can't have been cheap to do and who helped them pay for

this???

> > MMMMMmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!

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Im in the Petrochemical Business. Last week OPEC met in Amsterdam to discuss methods to up the quota in oil production. Oil prices per barrel are at a high at the moment due to low reserves so an increase in production should bring down the price, however, dont hold your breath.

Oil Companies sell their reserves to each other and the price is set by OPEC. It does not matter if you boycott Shell or BP, the price will still remain high, and I imagine the others like TFE (Total Fina Elf) will follow suit because they have to.

Also, as the price per barrel of crude is high, the oil companies will also try and force a uplift in production and keep the price high to re-stock the reserves, which means that the reserves will be sold at the higher price when they need them, probably at a profit! which means another price hike!

Unfortunately there is no solution. The oil Companies Own the world, and there is nothing we can do about it. The best way to save a bit is to buy from a major supermarket chain as they undermark their price per litre by a fraction as most people shop first and fill up on the way out.

I run on optimax so its hard luck to me...........

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Oh, and another thing, the onset of new euro regulations regarding emission controls is costing oil companies millions in catalyst changes (thats what my company does). Catalyst Research Companies cannot manufacture new catalyst quick enough for new lower emission controls, therefore old catalysts are being changed more regular as a new catalyst performs best when new, these changes cost thousands at a time, and the units which the catalysts are loaded into are often down for several weeks, which hits them hard. for example, a Hydrocracker or a CCR convertor will cost over 100k per day in lost revenue. Theyve got to claw back the cost somewhere!!

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