No Fuel Day

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 20:36
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Just Had this emailed to me from another forum might work

Subject: FW: Pass it on = Aussies Getting our own back! Feb. 22 - NO FUEL

They did this in England and it actually worked, petrol prices never ever
rose past a pound a litre again...

Remember Feb 22nd!

PASS IT ON - Aussies Getting our own back! FEb 22 - NO FUEL

T HAS BEEN CALCULATED THAT IF EVERYONE IN AUSTRALIA DID NOT PURCHASE A
DROP OF PETROL 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 OVER 4.6 BILLION DOLLARS WHICH AFFECTS THE BOTTOM LINES OF THE OIL
COMPANIES.

THEREFORE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22nd HAS BEEN FORMALLY
DECLARED 'STICK IT UP THEIR ASS DAY' AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS NATION SHOULD
NOT
BUY A SINGLE DROP OF PETROL 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 FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO STEP IN AND CONTROL THE
PRICES ? IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REDUCTION AND
CONTROL IN PRICES THE ARAB NATIONS PROMISED LONG AGO?

THE PRICES JUST KEEP GOING UP AND WE NEED TO STOP IT PETROL PRICES ARE
CAUSING OTHER EFFECTS;
AIRLINES ARE FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES, AS ARE TRUCKING COMPANIES . THIS
INCREASES PRICES ON
EVERYTHING THAT IS SHIPPED. THINGS LIKE FOOD, CLOTHING,
BUILDING SUPPLIES 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
FEBRUARY 22nd
THE DAY CITIZENS OF AUSTRALIA SAY 'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH'

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Reply By: howie - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 20:46

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 20:46
sorry, i don't see how its going to effect them.
ok, i'll fill up on wed or thurs so i've got enough to cover me but what does this achieve?
i still need x-amount of fuel per week, so what does it matter which day i buy it on?

lets all ride our bikes and use public transport for a week, thats more like it!

or lets petrol bomb the b*****ds on friday the 22nd.
oops, where do we get the petrol from?
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 21:19

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 21:19
Yep, this email has gone around before,a couple of years ago.
As Oz uses around .00000000000001% of the oil in the world it will make no difference.
Just like if i ride my bike for the next 5 years - - - - - OH and China has built 2500 coal fired power stations in this time(not to mention India ETC ETC).
Not saying we can't make a difference but it will be brains not scrimping that will be needed to get us out of this one :)
Ps. Done my part for the planet NO KIDS! :))))))))))
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 21:59

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 21:59
"Ps. Done my part for the planet NO KIDS! "

Phew !!! That's a relief hahahahahaha

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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 21:18

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 21:18
Spam - been circulated several times before in various forms.

Should be a law that bans such stuff being circulated except on April Fools day so that the gullible amongst us have half a chance.

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Reply By: Scubaroo - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 21:18

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 21:18
Funny, the exact same wording is on the web.... for 22 September 2005.

It's a hoax - no-one's organising a "No Fuel Day".

Someone's just recycling a viral email.

http://www.astinagt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5019
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Reply By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 21:35

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 21:35
this is how spammers get your email, the same process as someone sending you a free fuel voucher and join this site by clicking link, if in doubt check symantec site for link and other sites before replying. Best way is if you don't know the sender DON"T OPEN IT!!!!
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 23:03

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 23:03
As pointed out, this spam has been doing the rounds for ever so long. I have seen it since the start of the Gulf War (well before the present Iraqi stuff) when people got scared about fuel shortages and price implications.

Sorry to my friends - it gets the delete button. It won't make an iota of difference to a fuel company whose sales over the month won't alter as we will still all need fuel. It may hurt the families of the franchises who as small businesses in a tight market may feel the pinch on their cash flows.

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Reply By: flappa - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 08:40

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 08:40
What an absolute croc of rubbish.

BEFORE posting such crap in the future . . . . DO A BLOODY search of the archives and see how many times it has been done before . . .

This crops up AT LEAST half a dozen times a year , gets posted on here EVERY BLOODY time . . . for the 5 or so years I have been posting here . . .
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 11:58

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 11:58
Old pop
One of these might be the answer, actually I reackon this type of vehicle should be allowed in Australia , just ideal to go to work in, the bloody Pollies should have them to.

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Follow Up By: Ozboc - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 15:20

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 15:20
does it come with a bag to put over your head so you can not be recognized by your friends ???


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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 15:27

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 15:27
Only if your a politician...


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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 15:32

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 15:32
Of course if you want one with a ....head thumper get this one

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Reply By: robak (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 12:58

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 12:58
The only way to make a difference if is you don't use fuel on that day. So either walk, cycle or catch public transport. Too hard?
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Reply By: Waynepd (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 14:58

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 14:58
This load of crap gets recycled more times than the Nairobi Bank Scam and people STILL want to pass it around.

Believe me you will not stop the refineries in their tracks by not purchasing fuel for one day. its just not possible. think back to the days of petrol strikes when fuel dried up in a matter of days that is how much fuel is used in this country and not just by drivers. There are Shipping, Airlines, Railways which probably account for a substantial share of the product earnings for Oil Companies.

if you don't buy fuel for one day big deal you will need to buy it the next. the refineries tanks don't run at full all the time they have enough room to fill a bit more if usage drops off.

just in Kurnell's case there are the Tank farm tanks onsite plus the banksmeadow terminal across the bay and the Silverwater terminal.
i guess you would have to stop buying fuel for about a month to impact on the storage capacity but by then the planners at kurnell would have reduced the production sufficiently and then arranged exports via their tanker company to New Zealand, Fiji, New Guinea and many other island nations in the region that don't have their own refineries.

Then we would end up with a shortage of product when the buying public here decide to drive again. guess what supply and demand wins again and petrol would be sold at the highest price allowed by the consumer watchdog so who loses, not the oil company that's for sure.....
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (Narangba QLD - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 18:59

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 18:59
Fuel is basically an inelastic suuply and demand situation.

No one buys more fuel than they need. They buy fuel because they need fuel. If we all stopped buying one day we would push up demand for the next day.

The fuel supply is also basically a monopoly and they can put whatever price they like as society is so dependant on it. An diesel is even worse as 99% of the sales are commercial where the cost is pushed onto the customer through final pricing while the commercial operator claims it as a business expense. This is why we do not see great big trucking or mining companies complaining. it just means they push up their prices and blame fuel costs for the increase. Whether the cost increase only just covers fuel increase is another matter.

The only alternative is seek alternative fuel which has many sources.
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