Re: [MV] Gas bas a political weapon

From: Alan R Wise (
Date: Wed Feb 19 2003 - 20:56:39 PST

on 2/19/03 11:37 PM, Hans Fiedler at wrote:

Oil is purchased on the world market; everyone buys from everyone; its all
combined. No country or company can be singled out. Its a fact.

> On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 11:09:12PM -0500, J. Forster wrote:
>>> I received the following from a well-meaning friend who forwarded it. I've
>>> omitted the email chain-letter exhoration. I think it is an interesting
>>> grass-roots idea.
>>> Every time you fill up the car, you can avoid putting more money into
>>> the coffers of Saudi Arabia. Just buy from gas companies that don't
>>> import their oil from the Saudis.
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> The only problem with all the logic in this, is that the gas you pump probably
> wasn't imported or refined by the company on the pump. In this region most
> all the gas comes from the Ashland refinery in over on the KY-WV border. It's
> shipped form there to distributors who put in the additives that make it
> whatever brand is on the pump. For example, comes from the BP distributor,
> could have been imported by anyone and piped from the coast to the refinery
> and then shipped to the distributor.

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