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"If..." If... The Oil Runs Out (2006)

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saw it in Apr. 2008 - almost outdated now

7/10
Author: jmcvicker from SE PA
21 April 2008

Watched the movie a couple days ago. When they were saying "oil hits $160 a barrel" and "$4.00" gasoline, you juts have to chuckle that they made the movie in 2006 and it's now 2008 and those numbers are almost reality now, not in 2016.

It was an OK movie and depicts a few angles on the issue. Didn't show much in terms of the real strife that can and will happen (food wars, mass starvation, etc.) The oil futures markets are causing a lot of this issue. Oil is not scarce. The US causes some gas shortages on its own by not building refineries or Nuclear power plants. Those two alone would help quite a bit. Oil companies with huge profits not building refineries means that they have very limited interest in helping keep the price down.

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Welcome to the year 2016 (eight years too early)

6/10
Author: gamercer from Australia
4 October 2007

I noticed that this movie was made in 2006 when oil was between $50-60 per barrel. Now just one year later it's $80 and rising. The program begins at the beginning of 2016 when oil is around $95-$100 per barrel and rises to $160 per barrel. And yet just 8 years ago, oil was only $10 per barrel.Also what was the older guy's problem? Even if fuel was higher in price and somewhat scarce, he looked fairly well off. After all he could afford to buy a new truck!Why was he begrudging the use of transporting others and even hoarding fuel? Then he tries to pick a fight with a guy who cuts in front of him at the petrol bowser, coming off second best. I think that the oil price is underestimated, but I think the so-called panic is over dramatized.....although it was America after all...

Well, it's now eight months since I posted the above comment and oil has now hit $138US a barrel which is an amazing $58US in four months!!!

The expression 'somethings gotta give' has never been more relevant.

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