Boycott Petro Canada – BS

Ok now I really have a bit of a bug up my a** on this one.. How many times over the past 5 years or so have you seen this or a similar email???

Hello Everyone,

This really sounds like it could make the difference.

Now this makes more sense that just not buying gas on one day…cuz what we don’t buy that day we will buy the day before or the day after…

This was originally sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. It’s worthy of our consideration.

Join the resistance! I hear we are going to hit close to $1.50 a litre by summer and it might possibly go higher! Want gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united action. Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.

This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don’t buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around earlier! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn’t continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problemn for them.

… the msg continues to go on spouting wonderful figures etc. then ends similar to this …

Starting June 1 of 2007 DON’T purchase ANY gasoline from the biggest Company in Canada. Petro Canada ! If they are not selling any gas, they will be very quickly inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. Think about this.

Petro Canada has 1500 retail locations and the entire country consumes 68 million gallons a day. Yes per day. And Petro Canada is Canada’s largest gasoline retailer, the doesn’t it make sense that the consumer can bring this giant to its knees and force them to lower their prices.

Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, Please pass this message on. I suggest that we not buy from Petro Canada


Well most gas retailers purchase their gas from Petro Canada anyway so boycotting their retail outlets will only hurt the station owners not Petro Can.

A large part of PetroCan’s income comes not from their retail gas pumps but from export and other sources

If we stop buying gas from them what do you really think they’ll do??? Well they aren’t stupid, they’ll simply start meeting the HUGE demand of emerging countries like China! There is sooo much demand right now for petroleum that they really don’t care about local stuff.

It’s the demand for gas that has increased gas prices. Charge what the market will bear!

Oh and lets not forget that these emails were created in order to jam up company’s networks, any email that calls to send this to everyone you know or 10 friends etc. was created to try to jam up the Internet.

The key here is for us to try to reduce our dependence on gasoline and other petroleum based products. This is good for our pocket books AND good for the environment.

The only true way to reduce gas prices is to decrease demand for it. That won’t happen overnight.

For both gas prices, and the environment one of the best things that we as a country could do would be to heavily promote and encourage developing nations to steer away from petroleum dependence toward alternative energy sources!

Imagine if a country like China could be persuaded to create electricity from wind sources!!! The price of wind power generation would all of a sudden become a very viable alternative for the entire planet!

Just think if they were to move towards hybrid / electric or hydrogen vehicles from the start, bypassing the need for gas from the beginning! We’d all be better off! Gas would remain where it is or prices would drop. The middle east wouldn’t have such a powerful economy. We would also go a LONG way as a planet in the fight against Global Warming.

Think about it…

just my 2cents worth

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  1. Please don’t consider these as attempts to jam the internet. Only be boycotting selected major fuel suppliers such as Petro Canada, in Canada, can we force these companies to lower prices. If their outlets start hurting they will force the suppliers to lower the wholesale price.

    • Hey Larry,
      Unfortunately a very tiny percentage of Petrocan’s income comes from retail sale of gasoline (see, as with other oil companies the majority of their income comes from sales to industry and overseas. The fact is it is only the mom & pops that own the franchises that really lose any money when we boycott a station (petrocan stations are mostly independenly owned and operated >link). Even within the brand ‘PetroCan’ only a small % is gasoline, they brand and sell oil based products in retail stores in Canada, US and 70 other countries around the world.
      Don’t forget 1/3 of the price at the pumps goes to Government That would shave a good penny off our petrol bills! =o)

  2. People simply do not think far enough in to this. You must boycott Petro America (it is not Petro Canada, that is a false flag on the product) Once the Petro America stations close up from making 0 sales and nobody wanting to own the actual stations, we then boycott Shell, then Esso, and so on. Leave only the independents alive. This will drive prices down and increase competition. It is rather simple but we have too many people taught from the deaf an dumb system that literally can not think any more. It does not help that they put high doses of apathy drugs in to our water so that many Canadians/Americans are too apathetic to do ANYTHING. Read your history and you might just understand what is truly happening to North America as a whole. Banksters are stealing everything…

    If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered. -Thomas Jefferson

    • You do realize that the independents get their gas from Petro Can right?.. Your logic would work in US, but not in Canada..