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BSdetect

(9,027 posts)
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 01:42 PM Mar 2017

Time to stop buying any Exxon products?


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Anyone got a list of their gas station brand names etc

I'm sure we can put a dent in their cash flow.
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Time to stop buying any Exxon products? (Original Post) BSdetect Mar 2017 OP
You think you can put in dent in Exxon Mobile? NightWatcher Mar 2017 #1
One of the 10 biggest corps on the planet, right up there Hortensis Mar 2017 #5
I haven't bought Exxon products SoCalNative Mar 2017 #2
Exxon Valdez! Dread Pirate Roberts Mar 2017 #3
I speak from experience here. phylny Mar 2017 #4
stop buying anything made of plastic. Javaman Mar 2017 #6
But, How Do We Know? ProfessorGAC Mar 2017 #7

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
5. One of the 10 biggest corps on the planet, right up there
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 02:24 PM
Mar 2017

with government-owned oil companies, and Walmart. But what about petroleum products? They're in everything.

SoCalNative

(4,613 posts)
2. I haven't bought Exxon products
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 01:47 PM
Mar 2017

since they took over Mobile and got rid of any benefits previously put in place for gay staffers by Mobile.

Dread Pirate Roberts

(1,900 posts)
3. Exxon Valdez!
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 01:51 PM
Mar 2017

I've avoided Exxon since the Prince William Sound oil spill. Then there's their sweetheart settlement here in my home state with our slob of a governor. It's not going to make any difference to them but it makes me feel better.

phylny

(8,440 posts)
4. I speak from experience here.
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 01:53 PM
Mar 2017

If you stop buying gasoline from ExxonMobil, demand will grow at other gas stations. There are only so many refineries in United States, and gasoline is branded in general at the truck loading rack. You will certainly hurt individual station owners, but you will not hurt the corporation as a whole.

Javaman

(62,731 posts)
6. stop buying anything made of plastic.
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 02:59 PM
Mar 2017

have fun with trying to do that.

I'm not even going into the thousands of other things they synthesize from oil that effect every single aspect of our lives.

ProfessorGAC

(66,848 posts)
7. But, How Do We Know?
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 03:14 PM
Mar 2017

There are lots of Shell stations in my area, but i don't think the nearest Shell refinery is any closer than Louisiana. (We're near Chicago.) There's a BP refinery and a Citgo refinery nearby, but also a big Exxon facility. The trucks all go to the terminals and get the gas to bring to stations. We have no way of knowing who actually made that gas.

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