Chain Reaction 1996 - Albert Marrin - Ronald Top TV - Billie Holiday - James Buchan - Edward Abbey - Donald Trump - Everything is a Rich Man’s Trick II - Gashole 2008 - Trailer Park Boys 2001-2018 -
We need a pollution revolution. And it’s not going to be easy because the world is addicted to petroleum. Chain Reaction 1996 starring Morgan Freeman and Brian Cox & Keanu Reeves & Rachel Weisz & Fred Ward & Kevin Dunn & Joanna Cassidy & Nicholas Rudall & Tzi Ma et al, director Andrew Davis, opening scene
America experienced its first oil shock. Within days of the cutoff, oil prices rose from $2.90 to $11.65 a barrel; gasoline prices soared from 20 cents to $1.20 a gallon, an all-time high. Across America fuel shortages forced factories to close early and airlines to cancel flights. Filling stations posted signs: Sorry, No Gas Today. If a station did have gasoline, motorists lined up before sunrise to buy a few gallons; owners limited the amount sold to each customer. Motorists grew impatient. Fistfights broke out, and occasionally, gunfire. President Nixon called for America to end its dependence on foreign oil. ‘Let us set as our national goal ... that by the end of this decade we will have developed the potential to meet our own energy needs without depending on any foreign energy source,’ he said. We have still not met this goal. Albert Marrin
This is a single-cylinder four-stroke engine which uses petrol as a fuel. Ronald Top, More Industrial Revelations: Europe s4e6: Exploding Engines, Discovery 2006
They think they can make fuel from horse manure. Now, I don’t know if your car will be able to get 30 miles to the gallon, but it’s sure gonna put a stop to siphoning. Billie Holiday
The use of refined petroleum as fuel, which began in the 1850s, freed hundreds of millions of people from the toil of centuries, gave hundreds of millions more a life of ease and plenty, and, by allowing great cities to feed themselves from every corner of the world, multiplied the population of the earth fivefold. James Buchan
Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second. Edward Abbey
If you look – look at – I mean, look at what's going on with your gasoline prices. They’re going to go to $5, $6, $7 and we don’t have anybody in Washington that calls OPEC and says, ‘Fellas, it’s time. It’s over. You’re not going to do it any more.’ Donald Trump
You don’t need us to tell you that gas prices are back on the rise. Everything is a Rich Man’s Trick II, Youtube, US news clips ad nauseam
‘The world price of petroleum has quadrupled in the last year.’ Gashole, Gerald Ford (1975), 2008
America is more dependent now than ever on foreign supplies of energy. Is there any solution to this problem? ibid.
‘A man came to the airfield one day with a 1946 Buick Roadmaster. He had invented a carburettor that was water-injected and could get close to 100 miles per gallon. He told us that Shell Oil company had bought the patent from him which made him a millionaire. They told him he could keep the one on this Buick but he could build no more … What ever happened to this invention?’ ibid. Ken Kunde, witness
Did Shell Oil really bury this technology? ibid.
200 Miles on Two Gallons of Gas. ibid. El Paso Times headline May 1 1977
Why would oil companies keep resisting better technology? ibid.
Instead of punishing Standard Oil executives, the break up made them even more money. ibid.
In 1893 Rudolf Diesel invents an engine that runs on peanut oil. He then dies mysteriously and we’re told his engines only run on petroleum. ibid.
We gonna open up a little gas station here in the park. Trailer Park Boys s3e3: If I Can’t Smoke & Swear, Julian