Re: Totally off topic boycott

From: Michael Slade ^lt;>
Date: 03/05/04-12:05:45 PM Z
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on 3/5/04 6:17 AM, Gregory W Blank at wrote:

> Your joking right? Although I never buy directly from these companies,
> they sell their product to many smaller companies. You have no control on
> the matter face it and pay the price. Or do something positve like stop
> buying SUV's, trucks and other gasoline hogging vehicles.
>> Here's the idea:
>> For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two
>> biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL(this includes
>> EXXONMOBILE & ESSO outside of the united states). If they are
>> not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If

Actually Gregory, if you want to truly reduce emissions on the vehicle you
drive, you should look at one powered with a diesel engine.

Diesel fuel takes less overall energy to refine than gasoline does. It
takes roughly 1.5 gallons of diesel to make 1 gallon of regular unleaded
gasoline. The emissions that it takes to refine crude oil into gasoline is
much much higher than the emissions it takes to refine crude oil into

If you happen to see a diesel guzzling SUV, you can bet that it is producing
less emissions overall than your gasoline powered Subaru.

Additionally, if you purchase a new car every 5-6 years rather than drive
your older, but well-tuned car for 10-15 years, you are adding to the
pollution problem in that way also. You would be flabbergasted at the
amount of waste, pollutants and toxins that are created in the manufacture
of an automobile.

If you go around slamming gas-guzzling SUV's based on emissions and fuel
waste, you need to take the whole automobile cycle into account and re-think
where your stance is.

A hot-button of mine, so watch out.


Michael Slade
Tawąyama Safaris Inc.
Received on Fri Mar 5 12:29:23 2004

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