This is a beautiful opportunity for BGS Commanders and Rat supporters alike to pop some NPCs:
We, the Fuel Rats, are about to "loose" our home system (id est, being the leading faction), Fuelum.
Any help to keep the Rats in their tiny caves on the station are much appreciated, and will lead to the usual competent Refuel In Need. Okay, that would always be the case and is maybe the reason we are about to loose that system in the first place, but ... squeak ... er ... anyway ...
Load up your cannon and shoot for the Rats!
More info at The Fuel Rats thread.
More info on Reddit.