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Old 10-12-2002, 08:55 AM
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I just got this in my mail I think I would like to share.

>No, this is not about farting!

>An interesting idea, but maybe we should buy those >new "hybrid" cars, and
>use even less gas...


>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. . I thought it
> > might be interesting for
> > you to know where the oil companies get their oil.
> > Major companies that import Middle Eastern oil
> > (for the period 9/1/00 -
> > 8/31/01).
> > Shell................ 205,742,000 barrels
> > Chevron/Texaco........ 144,332,000 barrels
> > Exxon /Mobil......... 130,082,000 barrels
> > Marathon............. 117,740,000 barrels
> > Amoco................ 62,231,000 barrels
> > If you do the math at $30/barrel, these imports
> > amount to over $18
> > BILLION!
> > Here are some large companies that do not import
> > Middle Eastern oil:
> > Citgo 0 barrels
> > Sunoco 0 barrels
> > Conoco 0 barrels
> > Sinclair 0 barrels
> > BP/Phillips 0 barrels
> > Hess 0 barrels
> > All of this information is available from the
> > Department of Energy and
> > can be easily documented. Refineries located in the
> > U.S. are required to
> > state where they get their oil and how much they are
> > importing. They report
> > on a monthl! y basis.
> > Keep this list in your car; share it with
> > friends.
> > But to have an impact, we need to reach literally
> > millions of gas buyers,
> > but it's really simple to do!! I'm sending this note
> > to about thirty people.
> > If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10
> > = 300)... and those 300
> > send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ..
> > and so on, by the time
> > the message reaches the sixth generation of people,
> > we will have reached
> > over THREE MILLION consumers!
> > If those three million get excited and pass this
> > on to ten friends each,
> > then 30 million people will have been contacted! If
> > it goes one level
> > further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION
> > PEOPLE!!! .
> > Again, all you have to do is send this to 10
> > people..
> > How long would all that take? If each of us sends
> > this e-mail out to ten
> > more people within one day of receipt, all 300
> > MILLION people cou! ld
> > conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!!


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Old 10-12-2002, 06:56 PM
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From Snopes.com (an urban legend watchdog site), the address below is about this particular bit of mis-information.

They class the information in this email currently making its rounds as false and full of statistical errors.

Please check out
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/nogas.htm for information...
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