Don’t Pump GAS on May 15th, 2007

We’re all fed up with high gas prices, here’s an opportunity to try someting that may make a differences.

What do we have to lose if we follow the instruction below? Let’s try it to see if it works. 

Don’t Pump Gas on May 15th.… in April 1997, there was a “Gas Out”conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.

On May 15th 2007, All internet users are asked to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00/Gallon in most places, And that’s over $5/gallon in Canadian (5 liters to a imperial Gallon)

There are 73,000,000 + American members currently on the internet network, and the avg. car takes about $30 to $50 to fill up.

If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2,292,000,000 (almost $3Bill.) out of the oil companys pockets for just one day. so please do not go to the gas station on May 15th and let’s try to put a dent to the oil Giant at least one day.  If you agree (which I can’t see why you wouldn’t) resent this to all your contact list.

With it saying “Don’t Pump Gas on May 15th, 2007”

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the image is from here  and to find out “The Truth Behind High Fuel Prices” click here.

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6 Responses to “Don’t Pump GAS on May 15th, 2007”

  1. Jon Allen Says:

    I don’t understand how not buying gas on one day will affect anything.

    Unless you don’t drive, then you will still use the gas, so you just buy it the next day next? What will it achieve? The oil companies get the money the next day.

    Oil in the world IS running out. OK we may have reserves for some years to come, but IT WILL NOT LAST FOREVER, and no one seems to have thought of a better replacement yet,

    Making it more expensive might actually deter people from wasting it.
    How about a DO NOT DRIVE day on May 15th and see how much gas you save?

    Sorry didn’t mean it to come out quite such a rant, but I do feel strongly on this.

  2. JiMong Says:

    Hi Jon,

    I agree with your points. It’s initiating actions that we could take as direct consumer. A Do not pump or Do not drive might not give any attention to the oil companies but I do believe it would promote more awareness on limited resources. It could pressure the oil companies and could pressure the legislators to oversee the reasonable gas prices or to invest more on public transportations. Something got to be done on high gas prices but increasing gas price might reduce the consumption only in short term. Thanks for the comment.

  3. Jon Allen Says:

    Somethings got to be done.
    Aint that the truth.
    You’re right, at least actions like these are a start at bringing peoples awareness to the issue.

  4. MatHar Says:

    Ive been reading a lot about this “Dont pump gas on the 15th” and i have to hand it to those chain letters that they got a lot of people talking. But if you ask me, it its pure bullshit-hipe.

    Whats your motive for this? To get back at Oil Companies? To make them drop to their knees and drop prices cause a few people didnt buy gas for ONE day?

    Please.

    You realy think Corporate oil will drop thier prices permently? or even a couple of days?

    1) If the companies realy did fall for this stupid little “no pump” day and needed the money they would make up for it by droping prices even a litle bit cause those who need to fill up will fill up the day before or after.
    2) Cooperations such as trucking companies or taxies or Fire Departments arnt or cant afford not to fill up so you lost that battle. I work at a dealership and we fill up about 5-10 cars a day and thats just one dealership!
    And 3. my biggest point of all. Who is this for and whats the reasoning? Its to drop the price of gasoline? well lower prices would mean higher consumption later on which means more greenhouse gases released to worsen this Global Warming problem that everyone is so excited about. So basically by you kids playing part of this BIG scheme of yours your actually promoting Global Warming- selfish bastards, lolz. If anything i think people should keep consuming and drive prices higher and higher so gas is about 7-8 dollars (more the better) and so demand would really fall, companies would have back them selves into a corner that they cant back out of- this would really promote alternate fuel sources.

    So in closing do what you want. But you really wouldn’t be stopping anything if you don’t pump the 15th, companies who rely on fossil fuel cant afford to stop so they keep consuming and the Oil companies would laugh at those who don’t pump because they know they will pump another day which would make up for the “loss” on the 15th.

  5. Maddie Says:

    No offense, but a DON’T DRIVE DAY would turn up even less results.

    Our country relies to heavily on cars to give it up for a day.

    I’d be more for the gas boycott than the car boycott.

    But… did you notice the gas boycott didn’t even stur anything up? Sure if you search it on Google quite a few things come up, but they’re all the bulletin Myspace[ers] posted. None of them show any sign of results.

  6. JiMong Says:

    Hi MarHar & Maddie
    The day is over and the gas price droped by some gas station. Every drivers know that it was due to their pricing not by this “Don’t pump day”. And also I don’t think it has got any attention from the big oil companies. But more and more people will be aware of it and will make the voice on this issue (high gas prices) for sure.
    Many Thanks for the comments.

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