What can we do as consumers to lower the price of oil?

If it is true that supply and demand affects the price of goods, then we as consumers should be able to lower the price of oil by being determined to consume a lot less gas and petroleum base products. It has to be done over a long period of time, for example walking to the store when possible, doing a few... show more If it is true that supply and demand affects the price of goods, then we as consumers should be able to lower the price of oil by being determined to consume a lot less gas and petroleum base products. It has to be done over a long period of time, for example walking to the store when possible, doing a few errands at the same time, buying cars with better fuel efficiency.

I also think it is not a bad Idea to start a national day without gas (except for those with especific needs like, police, fire fighters, doctors, etc.). Even though this doesn't affect supply and demand it sends a strong message to the oil producing companies that people really care about the price of oil. Any thoughs on this issue?
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