We closed 119 Esso garages around the UK and blocked the entrance to the Esso HQ in Leatherhead in response to Esso's on-going campaign to keep the US hooked on oil, fuelling war and causing global warming.
One of the hundred Esso stations closed across the UK today
Greenpeace activists in the UK severely disrupted the operation
of the world's most powerful company, ExxonMobil (also known as
Greenpeace volunteers closed down more than 100 Esso petrol
stations across the United Kingdom. Another one hundred volunteers
peacefully blocked the entrance to the company's huge UK
headquarters in Surrey, where more than a thousand staff normally
work. Esso sent its staff home in response.
"ExxonMobil has done more than any other company to keep the US
hooked on oil in order to protect its business in fossil fuels.
ExxonMobil has spent the last decade sabotaging international
action on climate change and directing US climate and energy
policy," said Greenpeace's Stephanie Tunmore.
Tunmore added, "This looming war is a barely disguised attempt
by George Bush to get his hands on Iraqi oil. By driving the USA's
addiction to oil, ExxonMobil is fuelling this war for oil."
A new Greenpeace report shows how oil addiction is fuelling the
drive to war and the role Esso has played.
Read the report
Tiger in the Tanks: ExxonMobil, oil dependency and the war in
Find out more about today's activities in the UK and watch the
Esso shutdown movie at www.greenpeace.org.uk