Thursday, May 17, 2007

Did the "gas out" work?

Earlier this month (click HERE to review) I shared an email message that encouraged everybody to boycott Big Oil on May 15th. According to the message, when it was done back in '97, "gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight."

I'm just wondering if it worked again this year. (I don't get to the gas station much... but I did my part and honored the boycott.)


Apertome said...

I've been wondering the same thing, but I go to the pump infrequently enough that I really have no idea. I did see some news articles that said nothing happened. And apparently that '97 thing is an urban legend.

Bikeboy said...

Yeah... my first post about the "gas out" was totally in jest (because the notion is so absurd, if you think about it). And this follow-up is no more serious. There is ABSOLUTELY no way a one-day boycott (not of gas use, just gas-buying) would have impacted fuel prices. What a joke!

(If I were an Oil Baron and got wind of the 5/15 "gas out," I would've done a 25 cents / gallon one-day-only discount, on that day.)