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If... The Oil Runs Out 

It's 2016, and a crisis is looming: the cheap oil that has fuelled our global economy for the past years is becoming scarcer and more expensive. This sobering dramatised documentary, told ... See full summary »

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Bren Simson

Writer:

Sarah Woods
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Jennifer Calvert ... Jess
Anthony Green ... Nick
Sandra Dickinson Sandra Dickinson ... Janey
James Carroll Jordan ... John (as James Jordan)
William Hope ... Kim
David Baukham David Baukham ... Paul
Vincenzo Pellegrino Vincenzo Pellegrino ... Alan
Madeleine Bowyer ... Rachel
Sam Douglas ... Fraser
Bradley Lavelle ... Oil Man
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It's 2016, and a crisis is looming: the cheap oil that has fuelled our global economy for the past years is becoming scarcer and more expensive. This sobering dramatised documentary, told from the perspectives of a geologist drilling for oil and her family back home in Minneapolis, brings home how spiralling oil prices could have a dramatic and devastating impact on our everyday lives, from transportation to food, heating and light. So what are the alternatives for our fuel-hungry society? Written by GusF

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UK

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30 May 2006 (UK) See more »

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Welcome to the year 2016 (eight years too early)
4 October 2007 | by gamercerSee all my reviews

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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