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Mon Mar 27, 2017, 01:42 PM

Time to stop buying any Exxon products?


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Anyone got a list of their gas station brand names etc

I'm sure we can put a dent in their cash flow.

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Reply Time to stop buying any Exxon products? (Original post)
BSdetect Mar 2017 OP
NightWatcher Mar 2017 #1
Hortensis Mar 2017 #5
SoCalNative Mar 2017 #2
Dread Pirate Roberts Mar 2017 #3
phylny Mar 2017 #4
Javaman Mar 2017 #6
ProfessorGAC Mar 2017 #7

Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 01:44 PM

1. You think you can put in dent in Exxon Mobile?

Don't waste your time and energy.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 02:24 PM

5. One of the 10 biggest corps on the planet, right up there

with government-owned oil companies, and Walmart. But what about petroleum products? They're in everything.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 01:47 PM

2. I haven't bought Exxon products

since they took over Mobile and got rid of any benefits previously put in place for gay staffers by Mobile.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 01:51 PM

3. Exxon Valdez!

I've avoided Exxon since the Prince William Sound oil spill. Then there's their sweetheart settlement here in my home state with our slob of a governor. It's not going to make any difference to them but it makes me feel better.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 01:53 PM

4. I speak from experience here.

If you stop buying gasoline from ExxonMobil, demand will grow at other gas stations. There are only so many refineries in United States, and gasoline is branded in general at the truck loading rack. You will certainly hurt individual station owners, but you will not hurt the corporation as a whole.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 02:59 PM

6. stop buying anything made of plastic.

have fun with trying to do that.

I'm not even going into the thousands of other things they synthesize from oil that effect every single aspect of our lives.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 03:14 PM

7. But, How Do We Know?

There are lots of Shell stations in my area, but i don't think the nearest Shell refinery is any closer than Louisiana. (We're near Chicago.) There's a BP refinery and a Citgo refinery nearby, but also a big Exxon facility. The trucks all go to the terminals and get the gas to bring to stations. We have no way of knowing who actually made that gas.

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