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Moving Nabors Alaska Drilling Rig 18-E
to a new drilling location at Prudhoe Bay,
Alaska in the summer of 1977.
WE ARE TO BLAME!
As United States of America consumers of gasoline we are to blame for the price of gas at the pump. Why? First a little history.
In 1870 Rockefeller forms the Standard Oil Company (Ohio). In the years that followed he continued to expand his kerosene and lubricating holdings.
1911 our U. S. Supreme Court
that Standard Oil originated in illegal monopoly practices
ordered it to be broken up into
In 1919 Jersey Standard acquires a 50 percent interest in Humble Oil & Refining Company of Texas.
In 1926 Jersey Standard brings out a new blend of fuel under the trade name Esso.
In 1966 the Vacuum Oil Company changes its name to Mobil Oil Corporation.
In 1972 Jersey Standard officially changes its name to Exxon Corporation.
On March 24, 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez runs aground in Prince William Sound in Alaska. It is considered one of the most devastating man-made environmental disasters ever to occur at sea.
1994, in the case of Baker vs. Exxon, an
Anchorage jury awarded $287 million for
actual damages and $5 billion for
punitive damages. Exxon
November 30, 1999, Exxon and Mobil join to form the Exxon
Mobil Corporation. It took eleven
months for our
government to allow that merger.
Our government took on Standard Oil in 1911 and broke
them up. Our government then allowed them to get back together again in
1999. Is Big Oil running our government? Our government will not do
anything to help us avoid the price gouging that Big Oil is giving us
now, so we have to do
The solution is that we join together as consumers. We have
the power to bring the price of gasoline down. If we do not buy gas from
Esso, Mobil and Exxon stations, they will lower the price
of a gallon of gas. Plan your gas purchase and drive past them. Even as
they lower their price we must continue