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Posted: 4/11/2002 5:01:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2002 6:12:22 PM EDT by ArmdLbrl]
These oil companies buy oil extensively from the countries in the Middle East who support or harbor terrorists that attack either the US or Israel or both... Exxon/Mobil Chevron/Texaco Marathon The following companies buy little or no oil from the Middle East: Citgo Sunoco Conoco Sinclair Phillips BP/Amoco Shell Diamond Shamrock I hope people here will take this into account the next time they stop to buy gasoline, even if it means spending a few extra cents. Also please consider divesting any stocks and also destroying any credit cards you may hold from these companies. This list is NOT all encompassing, other companies may be taking in Iraq oil in secret. It is a start. Sources:[url]http://www.e-bski.org/special%20pages/oilcompanies.htm[/url] [url]http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/company_level_imports/current/data/summary.html[/url] The Middle East isn't the only source of oil in the world. Consumers, and especally American consumers must encourage compaines to avoid oil from that region. Even though it is indirect, the money they pay those states DOES eventually support terrorists. Also you need to complain to these compaines ESPECIALLY those who do NOT buy oil from the Mid East, so they start buying to offset any sudden increases in business.
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Link Posted: 4/11/2002 5:21:29 PM EDT
In reality, it does not matter which of these does or doesn't. It is the US consumer who buys gas, plastic products, drugs, food grown with fertilizers, and anything else made from petroleum products, or transported with them. WE buy those products. A good portion ends up in the bank accounts of Saudi Arabians, who in turn give pennies to the families of suicide bombers. If I were to buy only US produced oil, other people would end up buying Saudi oil instead. It is all a world wide supply. What we really should do is call Saudi Arabi what they are, a terrorist country. If you are calling on a boycott of certain oil companies, I think you misunderstand the worldwide economy.
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 5:28:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2002 5:38:28 PM EDT by ArmdLbrl]
Originally Posted By brouhaha:
Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl: These oil companies buy oil extensively from the countries in the Middle East who support or hrabor terrorists that attack either the US or Israel or both... Exxon/Mobil Chevron/Texico Marathon
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Would you rather these companies go out of business or be forced to fire tens of thousands of American workers when they can't make their bottom line? Now, who do they support?
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Now you are the LAST person I would have expected to say crap like that. You know where they can go to get oil, your finding it for them in Kazakstan. They can move there. If they go under- and given their published profits for the last year that is so unlikely I have to laugh- they have no one to blame but themselves for over concentrating in a unstable area. American refinery workers could go to work for any of the other six companies that buy little or no oil from the mid east. US demand isn't going to go away, if people shift from Exxon/Mobile to, say, Conoco, Conoco will need more shifts and perhaps even more refineries. They will hire Exxon/Mobile workers and buy up their refineries. Or take them over entirely through a merger. But the US MUST stop buying oil from Arab States at LEAST untill they agree to stop Islamic extremist terror. Even after, we should only use them to keep the former Soviet Asian republics honest in their dealings with us. They have to be taught that they can't attack their biggest customer with impunity.
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 5:36:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2002 5:54:06 PM EDT by ArmdLbrl]
Originally Posted By A_Free_Man: In reality, it does not matter which of these does or doesn't. It is the US consumer who buys gas, plastic products, drugs, food grown with fertilizers, and anything else made from petroleum products, or transported with them. WE buy those products. A good portion ends up in the bank accounts of Saudi Arabians, who in turn give pennies to the families of suicide bombers. If I were to buy only US produced oil, other people would end up buying Saudi oil instead. It is all a world wide supply. What we really should do is call Saudi Arabi what they are, a terrorist country. If you are calling on a boycott of certain oil companies, I think you misunderstand the worldwide economy.
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No YOU dont understand. Look at that list again, Citco, Sunoco, Conoco, Sinclair, and Phillips actually bought NO oil from the Mid East in FY 2000 and only token amounts in FY2001. The Middle East is far from the only source of oil, even cheap oil. Because it IS a world market. You boycott some companies, patronize others exclusively and make sure that they know WHY your doing it and they will change where they get their oil. LET the EUROPEANS buy there if they want and screw themselves when our bombings interrupt their supplies. They are used to $5 gallon gas anyways. But it won't get that far. [url]http://www.nationalreview.com/robbins/robbins.asp[/url]
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 6:06:26 PM EDT
BTW - It's Texaco.
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 6:08:37 PM EDT
Hay armd lib, I'm with you man. Our consumption will not go down and neither will jobs!!! You let sales drop off 5%-10% of those arab oil buying companies and watch em see the light. Arab oil should be a secondary source for oil for the US. And when Saudia Arabia loses several billion $ a yr you'll see them loppeing off some terrorists heads. Yea it'll take a few years, but it's dam time we started. Word will go out to my family this weekend, and they will not be any Allens buying any arab oil if we can help it. Thanks for puting this list out mam. JB
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 6:10:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2002 6:15:03 PM EDT by ArmdLbrl]
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: BTW - It's Texaco.
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Whoops![:o] Hey, why didn't you remind me I spelled "harbor" wrong too?
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 6:18:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl: Hey, why didn't you remind me I spelled "harbor" wrong too?
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I didn't read your post.
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 8:04:49 PM EDT
Reload
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 10:03:36 PM EDT
hmmm... I dont think that will work but whatever. I think I might have a shell within 25 miles of me ive never heard of the others also off topic but Isnt Texaco and Chevron the same company or parent company? thats what ive heard
Link Posted: 4/12/2002 9:20:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By OregonShooter: also off topic but Isnt Texaco and Chevron the same company or parent company? thats what ive heard
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That is why they are written with a slash, Exxon/Mobil and Chevron/Texaco are both the product of mergers within the last two years.
Link Posted: 4/12/2002 12:14:16 PM EDT
The apathy here is overwhelming...
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