It would seem that NOT buying gas on Sept 1 will do nothing. If errands, and gasoline (burning) continues without BUYING it will only be delayed until, say, Sept 2, or 3. You'd need a global (or at least national) NO DRIVE WEEK. If everyone didn't drive, or use gasoline for a week it could cause a dip in their profits. I would imagine that if we were able to cut our gasoline purchasing down to ONE GALLON PER WEEK FOR THE ENTIRE NATION that they would charge 1 billion dollars for that gallon, and find a reason because it was so expensive to produce and transport that ONE GALLON. Better you should not USE any petroleum products on Sept 1. Walk or bicycle, or bio, or veggie instead. I suggest reading it for yourself at the link previously provided by Stan (see below). It reiterates what I have just spewed, and should have just copied it to save my finger's energy (veggie powered).
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 02:37:32 -0400 From: Stan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: Re: [Biofuel] Sept 1 declared no buy gas day This is mostly an incorrect rumor. http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/nogas.asp - It'd better serve everyone to forward accurate information about alternatives to petroleum. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: >This was forwarded to me, so I am sending it to all of you to >forward if you want to. > > >It has been calculated that if everyone in the United States and >Canada did not purchase a drop of gasoline 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 of >over 4.6 billion dollars which affects the bottom lines of the oil >companies. > >Therefore September 1st has been formally declared "stick it up >their behind " day and the people of these two nations should not >buy a single drop of gasoline that day. > >The only way this can be done is if you forward this e-mail to as >many 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 gasoline going up >but at the same time airlines are forced to raise their prices, >trucking companies are forced to raise their prices which effects >prices on everything that is shipped. Things like food, clothing, >building materials, 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 1st a day that the >citizens of the United States and Canada say "enough is >enough" > _______________________________________________ Biofuel mailing list Biofuel@sustainablelists.org http://sustainablelists.org/mailman/listinfo/biofuel_sustainablelists.org Biofuel at Journey to Forever: http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel.html Search the combined Biofuel and Biofuels-biz list archives (50,000 messages): http://email@example.com/