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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!!!


    Thread Edited by Moderator.
    Last edited by chris h; 10-12-2002, 09:06 AM.

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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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