Global Research Editor’s Note
While this initative should be supported, not buying gas on a particular day (e.g. May 15 as opposed to May 16) in itself will not reduce the demand for gas. What must be undertaken is to reduce the use of your car: by taking public transportation where possible, walk, cycle, use car pools; in other words actions which reduce the consumption of gasoline.
May 5, 2007
Don’t pump gas on May 15th. In April 1997, there was a “gas out” conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.
On May 15th 2007, all internet users are being asked not to go to a gas station, in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most places.
There are 73,000,000+ American members currently on the internet network, and the average car takes about 30 to 50 dollars to fill up.
If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2,292,000,000.00 (that’s almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companies’ pockets for just one day. So please do not go to the gas station on May 15th and lets try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day.