Thursday, April 14

Americans Wage E-War on Big Oil Over Fuel Costs

This is a good idea... better than any of the gasoline boycotts I've ever heard of. Instead of deciding not to buy gas on one particular day, the plan is to *never* buy gas from Exxon/Mobil stations. The idea is that Exxon/Mobil will lower prices to get customers back, and it will trigger a gas price war that will lower the price at the pump at stations nationwide.

This is easy for me, because I always buy gas at Shell anyway. I've got a Shell credit card that refunds me 5% of any purchases I make from them. So this boycott means I won't have to make any changes at all. In any case, I heartily support boycotting Exxon/Mobil. I realize that foreign oil prices are rising, but the current price spike can't *entirely* be the fault of Middle Eastern oil barons.

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