Monday, May 9, 2011
What caused America to go from being a leading exporter of oil to the world's largest importer? What are the economic and sociological forces that have contributed to that change and impede its solution?
GAS HOLE is an eye-opening documentary about the history of oil prices and sheds light on a secret that the big oil companies don't want you to know – that there are viable and affordable alternatives to petroleum fuel! It also provides a detailed examination of our continued dependence on foreign oil and examines various potential solutions -- starting with claims of buried technology that dramatically improves gas mileage, to navigating bureaucratic governmental roadblocks, to evaluating different alternative fuels that are technologically available now, to questioning the American Consumers' reluctance to embrace alternatives.
Narrated by Peter Gallagher, hear from a wide range of opinions from representatives of the US Department of Energy Representatives, Congressional leaders both Democrat and Republican, Alternative Fuel Producers, Alternative Fuel Consumers (including actor Joshua Jackson), Professors of Economics and Psychology and more.
Rarely will you see me blog politics or government issues. However, in short form, I will tell you that I'm very leery of the government and big corporations. That being said, I thought Gas Hole was a very informative look into oil companies and gas prices.
I've always wondered who controls our gas prices and what makes it fluctuate. Right now gas in my area is $4.15 a gallon. I understand that the price of everything goes up from time to time, but I think the price of gas right now is highway robbery. Gas Hole, from Cinema Libre Studio, is a rather lengthy documentary that is very detailed on the history of oil companies, congressional hearings with oil execs, petroleum fuel alternatives, and inside corruption.
Rather than being a film that pans to a lot of locations, Gas Hole features interviews from several people with a great interest or experience in the areas of oil and gas. There is a lot of information about cars that the average layperson may not understand, but it's a fairly easy documentary to follow and learn from.
After watching Gas Hole and seeing the documentation and actual congressional hearings, I'm lead to believe that oil companies are controlling gas prices and they do have a large play in the rising costs. Gas Hole is an ominous look at what oil companies will do to keep the profits and advantage in their court.
I received DVD for review from Cinema Libre Studio. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.