Terror Free Oil ?
- From: "US 71" <us71@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 12:26:33 -0600
Forwarded from the Oil History list:
Gas Station To Offer 'Terror-Free' Oil
February Grand Opening Planned
OMAHA, Neb. -- Area drivers will soon be able to fill up with gasoline made
from "terror-free oil."
KETV in Omaha reports that a gas station is about to open near 129th and Q
streets named Terror Free Oil, and the idea is to offer consumers petroleum
products from countries that do not sponsor terror.
Related: 'Terror-Free' Gas Hits Market
The gas station is associated with the Terror-Free Oil Initiative. The
group's objective is to encourage Americans to buy gasoline that originated
from countries that do not export or finance terrorism. A representative
said that Omaha's will be the first of several terror-free oil gas stations
to open across the country.
"The terror-free oil initiative is dedicated to encouraging Americans to buy
gasoline that originated from countries that do not export or finance
terrorism," according to the group's Web site.
Chris Decker, professor of economics with the University of Nebraska-Omaha,
said the idea may make for good marketing.
"From a business perspective, it's kind of a neat way to differentiate
yourself from the competition. To me, that sounds an awful lot like what we
in environmental economics refer to as eco-labeling. Like, when you purchase
a can of tuna with a symbol that there was no harm to dolphins to catch the
tuna," Decker said.
Will drivers make a special trip? Mary Ann Buscher said the station got her
attention, with its bright red, white and blue advertising, but she isn't
sure when or if she'll stop there.
"I wouldn't go out of my way to go there, probably. No, I wouldn't," she
The grand opening is Feb. 12.