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Interest!
<< Where to buy gasoline and not support terrorism. Actually it is food
for
thought.

Every
time you fill up the car, you can avoid putting more money into the
coffers of Saudi Arabia. Just buy from gas companies that don't import
their oil from the Saudis.

Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill-up
the tank, I am sending my money to people who are trying to kill me, my
family, and my friends. I thought it might be interesting for you to
know which oil companies are the best to buy gas from. Major companies
that import Middle Eastern oil (for the period 9/1/00 -8/31/01).
Shell 205,742,000 barrels
Chevron/Texaco 144,332,000
Exxon/Mobil 130,082,000
Marathon 117,740,000
Amoco 62,231,000
If you do the math at $30/barrel, these imports amount to over $18
BILLION!

Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:
Citgo 0 barrels
Sunoco 0
Conoco 0
Sinclair 0
BP/Phillips 0

All of this information is available from the Department of Energy and
can be easily documented. Refineries located in the U.S. are required to

state where they get their oil and how much they are importing. They
report on a monthly basis.

Keep this list in your car; share it with friends. Stop paying for
terrorism
;)
 

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I am sure we all appreciate your suggestion, but it becomes a geographical problem.
Most 'import tankers' come to the West Coast. We don't have most of the non-middle eastern petroleum brands you mention on the West Coast.
The majority of Texas, Pennsylvania, OK, crude oil serves East of the Mississippi.
I don't know that for sure, but it seems likely.
Plus, I think trying to identify by brand name may give you a 'general' indication, but BP was bought out by Mobil on the west coast, for example.
I think you really need to do some homework and find out who owns who. And I am sure it is not as cleary defined as we would like to think, with maybe a couple of exceptions.
 

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manus......that's funny I just received a chain letter with the same jargon...this time it said Exxon/Mobil said it was the largest oil provider . . . .try next time!!!!!!!! and please don't be a sucka!
 

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Even if it were true, I'd have to pass -- own some oil stocks, y'know. ;)
 

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You guys don't have a choice

Saddam just banned the sell of oil to US for at least one month and he was are main source. Venezuela and Colombia which are both at war, not with one another, is our 2nd biggest provider. Your going to be getting your oil from Alaska if you like it or not. Just because Mobil bought BP doesn't mean that BP's gas source is now shared with Mobil. They are still two seperate businesses now just owned by the same corporation instead of competing corporations. I don't own any gas stock, but if my stock belonged to the first list I'd be nervous.
 
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