View Full Version : Plan To Reduce Petrol Prices In The UK....

The Prisoner
25th August 2005, 03:53 PM
Sorry it is not UB40 related, but i believe this is important.

A Plan to Reduce UK Petrol Prices - a rip-off at over 90p a litre -


See what you think and pass it on if you agree with it We are hitting 95p a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying 1 a ltr.

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,

we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the market place 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 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 8days!!!

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.


It's easy to make this happen. Just forward this email, and buy your petrol at Shell, Asda,Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons Jet etc. i.e. boycott BP and Esso.


Please copy and paste this email and send it to as many paople as you can....

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25th August 2005, 03:56 PM
Have copied, pasted and passed on, (and I only get my petrol from Tesco and Asda unless out somewhere and am desperate) Hope this works :)

Ali Bongo
25th August 2005, 04:19 PM
Neat idea, could work I guess if enoough people would take the effort to travel further to find the right gas station?

The real thieves are the government, with the vast majority of your 90p a litre comprising tax. Same as on drink and cigs. Despite supposedly condemning cig and drink abuse in the UK, they are still content to stack up ther coffers with tax proceeds from both these highly lucrative sources. :(

25th August 2005, 04:24 PM
Good idea but in the long run its would only work out a short time victory as they would only increase them again once the prices are low and everyone using again.

25th August 2005, 04:41 PM
i have had this email before , but u see the problem is , where do u think that tescos morrisons etc get THEIR petrol from ????
unfortunatley , its the 2 multinationals , so it wont work ..............

25th August 2005, 04:57 PM
I live out in the country and my nearest non BP/Esso garage has recently closed and my next nearest petrol station is an Esso or BP, the nearest supermarket is miles away from where we live so afraid I won't be doing it!


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