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No gas day by Lounge Trekker on 13 May 2007 9:51pm
If I tell ten people, and they tell ten people...

NO GAS ... on May 15, 2007
[...with corrected stats]

Don't pump/buy gasoline on May 15th.

In April, 1997, there was a "gas out" connducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.

On TUESDAY, May 15, 2007 all Internet users are asked to not go to a gas station and pump gas in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most places.

There are 73,000,000+ Americans and 20.45 million Canadians currently accessing the Internet , and the average car takes about 30 to 50
dollars to fill up.

If all users did not go to the pump on May 15th, it would take approximately $2,292,000,000.00 (that's 2.29 BILLION Dollars) out of the pockets of the oil companies for just one day!!

So, please do not go to the gas station on May 15th and let's put a
dent in the western, middle and eastern oil industry for at least one

If you agree (and why wouldn't you -unless you're an oil company shareholder) ...distribute this to everyone on your contact list with
it saying ''Don't pump gas on Tuesday, May 15th". Don't think about
it -- DO IT NOW!


Lounge Trekker
Re: No gas day by tucsonmike on 14 May 2007 1:44am
I am already planning to wait until Wed. to get gas.
Re: No gas day by Louise on 14 May 2007 4:28am
Only 3 bucks a gallon? Please tell me where I can buy it. LOL
Re: No gas day by Spursfan on 14 May 2007 10:13am
We are paying nearly £1 per litre here in the UK.

There are just under 5 litres in a gallon (4 in a US gallon) so we are paying between £4 and £5 for a gallon of petrol (around $8-10).
Re: No gas day by johnnythemonkey on 14 May 2007 12:54pm
I fail to see the point in this. So I buy petrol on the 14th or 16th and it's ok ? In the UK , most of the £4 + we pay goes to the government not the oil companies.
Re: No gas day by arty_farty on 14 May 2007 1:14pm
great timing whoever planned this cause on the 16th i won't have any water *shakes fist* damn water board
Re: No gas day by Wild in Africa on 14 May 2007 2:45pm
If all North Americans subscribed to a 'leave your car at home day' it would be a lot more meaningful than a 'No gas day'. The issue is not aboout the rights of the richest and most privileged country on earth to go on burning up petrol at stupidly low prices, but about cutting all our carbon emissions as low as possible. If that means pricing some people away from the love affairs with their cars then so be it.
I use my car only at weekends and walk or use public transport the rest of the week to get to work. What's so difficult about that?
Re: No gas day by Lounge Trekker on 14 May 2007 5:30pm
Agreed. Unfortunately people in our affluent society think that personal expense is the only meaningful thing and the rest of the world be damned.

Maybe we can get a 'Leave your car at home today' demonstration going...sponsored by your local transit authority. I'll believe it when I see it.

Lounge Trekker
Re: No gas day by sighthound on 14 May 2007 6:59pm
The problem, Wild, is that public transportation is absolutely abysmal in many places in the U.S., especially in the West where towns grew up after the invention of the automobile, and where it is impossible to lead your daily life without a car.

Until recently, there wasn't much concern about doing something about it because gas was cheap, we produced most of our own, few people knew about global warming and the political situation in the Middle East wasn't such a threat to us. Now, with suburban spread, it will be incredibly, probably prohibitively, expensive to correct the situation with public transportation. Switching to electric cars is a much more viable solution out here (depending on how the electricity is produced, of course.)

When I was a kid in Los Angeles in the 50's, we actually did have a pretty good transportation system, the Pacific Electric "red cars", but a consortium of tire and auto manufacturers got the city to dismantle the system and, disastrously, sell off the rights-of-way. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" is a TRUE story (without the rabbit, of course.)
Re: No gas day by kazzzz on 15 May 2007 5:47am
And here's me thinking this thread was gonna be something to do with flatulence.
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