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Battletoads951

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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 12:12:36 AM

That includes Chevron,BP,Conoco Phillips,Chevron,Exxon Mobile ect... Instead get gas from a family owned gas station or use public transportation. I'm not letting oil company's take my money to artificially raise the price of my gas through speculation, and fund research and bribe politicians to stop action on Climate Change
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 1:34:21 AM

it will never work
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 9:49:00 AM

BTW Battletoady, Exxon does not own stations.
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shea33
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:10:00 PM

what take back America?
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SUPERQUACK
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 1:01:42 PM

good idea !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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terfar77
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 6:43:46 AM

so where will you get gas?
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HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 1:22:28 PM

And how do you know what stations are owned by "big oil"? Just because a station has a BP or other company name on the sign it doesn't mean that the oil company owns that station.

It is probably owned by one of your distant neighbors.
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 10:35:08 PM

By the very term "big oil" this company does not qualify simply because he does not drill for oil, he does not market oil, he does not refine oil. He simply buys gasoline and sells it at his gas stations. So if he has nothing to do with "oil" how can he be called Big Oil?
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 6:49:41 AM

Lets pile on:

The guy left Shell and started his own business. He drove the truck and his wife kept the books.
Today he owns over 50 stations and employs hundreds of people.
Yeah, he's a guy who we want to hurt.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:16:15 PM

c2bravo obviously doesn't understand the difference between local boycott issues and national boycott issues. You could just post their prices to your local site and let your fellow members in Indiana decide if they want to give that station their business. And Ricker's disagrees with your claim that they are owned by "big oil."

Ricker's Oil company information

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"Ricker's is locally owned, locally operated and second to none!
Since its founding in 1979, Ricker Oil Company has been providing high quality fuels, clean convenience stores, and marketing/supply services to companies and consumers throughout the state of Indiana. A strong commitment to our community, a sense of pride to our customers, and a long history of corporate trust is the foundation on which our company is built. It’s how we do business… now and into the future.

Ricker’s History

Name: Ricker Oil Company
Founded: 1979
Founded By: Jay & Nancy Ricker
Headquarters: Anderson, Indiana
Employees: 700+
Convenience Stores: 50"

Doesn't sound like it's owned by "big oil" as you keep claiming.
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c2bravo
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 9:32:51 PM

Michael

You are rude. I posted a gas station owned by Big Oil. The subject is
Boycott Gas Stations owned by Big Oil". Perhaps you should read the topic. Just because you are not in my area doesn't give you the right to tell me to post somewhere else. Get a grip.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:04:43 PM

"I just wanted to suggest anyone in the Anderson area boycott Ricker stations. He is always the first to go up on his gas prices. I for one, am going to boycott his stations."

c2bravo,

Why would anyone in a national forum care? Go post this in your local discussion forum so a smaller group of people who probably still won't care will see it.
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c2bravo
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 8:13:24 PM

I just wanted to suggest anyone in the Anderson area boycott Ricker stations. He is always the first to go up on his gas prices. I for one, am going to boycott his stations.
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PissedATthePump
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 5:59:11 PM

Thanks for the heads up "brerrabbitTX" my local flying J has the best prices in the county, now I know why. As far as a boycott of "big oil" goes, the best thing the "little people" can do is to keep the price pressure on the market. Shop where the price is 2 cents lower (even if it means you spend five more minutes) as long as you don't drive more then two extra miles to do that (cost vs. benefit). Prices on the rise again? cut back on driving by planning ahead (pick up that bread or while taking the kids to their game).
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 8:58:38 AM

I agree that refining is a risky business and pointed that out in my post. The real point I was making is that there are a lot more companies that are not traditionally thought of as "big oil" that participate in refining. While some of the companies I list are big, they are nothing compared to the tradition "big oil" companies like Exxon, Chevron, Shell, etc.

Flint Hills is a privately held company. Tesoro has teetered on the brink of bankruptcy for several years and Flying J actual did file for bankruptcy a couple of years ago. I am somewhat mixing my responses because in another thread someone is complaining about the billions of dollars "big oil" makes by raising pump prices and the point I am arguing there as well as here is that the money is made upstream on the oil side of the business and that the amount of money made between refining and retail sales is small comparitavly speaking. Further due to the volitility as you mention many of the larger players are trying to get out of refining and marketing as evidenced by the move Conoco made.
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 6:41:55 AM

Those are not little companies, brer. Pilot Flying J is private, but worth hundreds of billions. So is Tesero.
My point was not well made, but was intended to note that refining is a huge, capital intensive venture. It is also a low-profit venture, which is why Sunoco is exiting refining. And between those low margins, government red tape and lobby group opposition, not too many folks want to enter the business today.
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 9:14:06 AM

"Which refineries are owned by Little Oil?
Didn't think so."

Quite a few actually. Big oil doesn't like refineries that much because they have a tendency to loose money as often as they make money.

A few of the smaller folks that own refineries:

Flying J
Tesoro
Flint Hills
CHS
Sinclair
Holly/FrontierThe list goes on. Even Conoco Phillips has taken all of their downstream business (refining, marketing, retail) and spun them off into a new publicly traded company called Phillips 66. The main reason they did it was to shelter their upstream earnings (E&P) from the volitility of their downstream business.

[Edited by: brerrabbitTX at 7/17/2012 9:15:14 AM EST]
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 8:38:29 AM

You're not coping well are you?
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 6:41:17 AM

Which refineries are owned by Little Oil?
Didn't think so.
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 5:53:09 PM

Can you tell me whistations are owned by Big Oil? I work in the industry and quite frankly I cannot even tell you which stations are owned by my company. We own so few that it's ridiculous. Boycotte those sites and all your doing is hurting your neighbor who lives in your area and is just trying to make a living. If you don't buy from them then Big Oil will just sell the gas they were selling to their branded sites and sell it to the independents and Big Box retailers at the same price they sold it to their dealers at. Then what have you accomplished? You put your neighbor out of business and give control do a different segment of the market.

Great plan! Let me know how that works out for you.
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vegan_power
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 3:44:47 AM

really?
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2012 12:07:44 AM

"isn't every station run by big oil?"

No, they aren't.

"I mean they have to get the gas from some where now don't they?"

That's not the same as being run by big oil.
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hoochie123
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2012 9:04:17 PM

isn't every station run by big oil?I mean they have to get the gas from some where now don't they?
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2012 5:41:11 PM

Did they rain on your climate change parade? Bless your heart!!
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orangecrush35
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2012 5:15:50 PM

look i will set this right what about me i will not have big oil boycotts if i want to go and buy gas from 7 eleven or mobil gas i will do that.
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Gina99
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Message Posted: May 21, 2012 10:12:42 PM

I like this idea; I'm going to try to put this plan into action. Thanks for the reminder. :)
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HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: May 20, 2012 8:51:45 AM

All right Einstein, not that you will ever return to this post but...

How do you know what stations are owned by big oil? Most stations are owned by local people, even those that sell major branded gas.

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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 10:00:44 PM

Okay. Here it is quickly.

Most major oil companies have gotten out of or are getting out of the retail business. That means they're no longer operating the gas stations themselves. They franchise the stations or they provide branded (perceived quality) oil and other products to gas stations.

Oil companies aren't using your money to raise the price of your gas through speculation, artificially or otherwise. It's investors and speculators - who are, by definition, investors - that help artificially raise prices. Oil companies establish prices for their products, based on wholesale costs, operating costs, and expected or necessary return on investment.

You don't want the oil companies to "take your money" to fund research? If they don't use money from sales of their products to fund research, how do they fund research?

And, can you explain what you mean by "they bribe politicians to stop action on Climate Change"? What action are the politicians stopping?
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 2:19:57 PM

Battletoads: You know there is an old saying that starts with, "Sometimes it is better to keep your mouth shut and let people just think you are a fool than to".......

And to top it all off, on several topics.
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jlrudolph
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 1:07:00 PM

Virtually all gas stations are family owned, they just happen to purchase their fuel from a particular contracted/franchised Oil giant (i.e. your Chevrons, BP, etc..) A lot of your smaller no-name brands stations get fuel from dispensers that have oil that was probably pumped or otherwise touched by the big oil giants as well... So if you want to boycott, just stop buying gas altogether.

[Edited by: jlrudolph at 5/18/2012 1:09:54 PM EST]
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maxstar
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 10:38:26 AM

Do you mean only go to family owned stations like Chevron,BP,Conoco Phillips,Chevron,Exxon and Mobile?
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catfish99
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 6:49:56 AM

"Exxon Mobile" must be big in Alabama. IF you are referring to ExxonMobil, please note that they do NOT own any gas stations. Many of the Exxon stations you see are family owned.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 6:18:34 AM

Exxon, for one (and Esso in Canada) don't own retail stations, they franchised them all and closed many that were on company owned land because there isn't a lot of money in retailing gasoline.
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eric2theem
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 1:49:26 AM

just dont buy gas from stations you dis like for me its easy to hate arco bp!
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