I have come up with a pretty painless way to stop the gas companies from continuing to gouge us. We simply take the one making the most profit "Exxon currently" and do not buy gas from them for a year!! No matter how much they lower their gas. We cannot give them a message by not buying for a day but can really hurt them by doing it for a year. After that the other companies will get the message.
Before you start I am pretty much a free market guy when there is TRUE COMPETITION. There are currently the only real players are Exxon, Shell, BP, Total SA. and you a naive if you think they are not in collusion together at our expense. The price of gas at the pump has gone up disproportionate with the rise of a barrel of oil. The oil companies are restricting refining production to drive the price up. We need to remember what the electric companies did if CA. They were caught shutting down power stations to drive the electrical price up.
The price of gas is the major player in the downward spiral of the economy. I believe it started or accelerated the housing markets downfall. People just cannot continue to absorb the gas price. It is really hurting people and our country and we need to stop them. The only silver lining is the cost is going to help us transition to another power source. When that happens we need to be sure the current gas companies do not get a strangle hold on it.
STOP BUYING FROM EXXON FOR A YEAR!!!!