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Hi All,

I don't pay much attention to politics but I do pay attention to what it's costing me to put gas in my truck. S'funny, in less than two years it went from about $42 a tank to nearly $70. Holy Mackerelannie!

Someone just shot me an email that pointed out that one of our major supplier of crude - Saudi Arabia - is boycotting American goods and that we spend $550 million per day on oil purchased from OPEC and $10 billion a year on oil purchased from our cheerleader down in Venezuela - Fat Hugo. Man!

Considering the fact that we probably saved the Saudi Princes' bacon in '90-'91 by preventing Saddam Insane from rolling his troops into S.A., you'd almost think they'd want be better trading parners; oh well. I think we should return the favor by boycotting OPEC. It's not hard, just buy gas from companies that only use domestic crude. Here are lists of who imports and who uses only domestic crude. From now on, I'm going to try and exercise a little bit more discipline about who I purchase from. Maybe if we all did, folks wouldn't take such advantage of us. It might even help the economy a little.

The following gas companies import Middle Eastern oil:

Shell....................................205,742,000 barrels

Chevron/Texaco..................144,332,000 barrels

Exxon /Mobil........................130,082,000 barrels

Marathon/Speedway...........117,740,000 barrels

Amoco................................. 62,231,000 barrels

Citco buys from Venezuela (Fat Hugo).

Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:

Sunoco......................... 0 barrels

Conoco......................... 0 barrels

Sinclair..........................0 barrels

BP / Phillips.................. 0 barrels

Hess. ........................... 0 barrels

ARC0............................ 0 barrels

Maverick....................... 0 barrels

Flying J. ........................ 0 barrels

Valero........................... 0 barrels

Murphy Oil USA * ............0 barrels

*Sold at Wal-Mart , gas is from South Arkansas and fully USA owned and produced. Not only that but Walmart gives scholarships to all children in their corporate hometown who finish high school and are legal US citizens. (Geez, if I'd known that, I would have moved to Arkansas.)

All of this information is available from the U.S. Department of Energy and each company is required to state where they get their oil and how much they are importing.

I've already mapped out where to get my gas from.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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Hi Joe,

I admit that I didn't check it on snopes but I did go to these links to check it out and found that the figures aren't that far off. Guess it depends on when the original info came out. Also noticed that Fat Hugo's gig is actually part of OPEC which explains a lot.

http://www.eia.doe.gov/

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/pet_m ... mbbl_m.htm

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/pet_m ... blpd_m.htm

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/pet_c ... up_k_w.htm

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/pet_c ... _NUS_a.htm

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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Aw Mike, looking at those charts made my head hurt.

I have an idea. Lets all go with electric cars. As soon as a reliable plug in car with decent range comes out, I'm gonna pick one up. And I'm going to carry a really long extension cord, so I can plug it into houses that I'm inspecting. If the seller is home, I'll make up some story about how it may look like I'm stealing his electricity, but I'm actually connecting the house electrical system to the mobile electrical system diagnostic device that I keep in the car. Since I'm sure the car would have an ammeter, there would at least be a shred of truth to it.

I think I might be on to something ......... then again, maybe not. [:-jester]

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