oil companies

Bust & Boom, Part II (The Oil Companies)

So the US domestic car business is picking up this year. No, it’s flying high, so much so that manufacturers are worried that they won’t be able to keep up with demand. I wrote earlier this week about how familiar this is...business is up, workers are rehired, marketers go about selling cars just like they’ve always sold them...until the economy changes, sales crash, employees are fired, and the cycle repeats.

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Deja Vu, All Over Again

So the Dow hit a bull-market high last Wednesday and gas costs more than $3/gallon. You know what comes next, don't you?

It's not a question of if but rather when we'll all be complaining about falling stocks and rising gas prices. We should be particularly aware of this inevitable reality since most of us are still smarting from the wounds we received over the past year or two.

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Why Ads Aren't Enough

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

Did you know that a lot of oil tankers are floating just offshore from various refineries, filled to the brim with cheap oil, just waiting for prices to rise so they can get sold at a bigger profit?

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Shrill Baby, Shrill

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

I know that I've written about it before, but the nonsense coming from the energy lobby continues to rub me the wrong way.

Big Oil continues to run lots of glossy, very expensive branding premised on claiming that there's some conversation going on between the energy producers and the consuming public. 

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“Syriana” and the BP Pipeline Controversy

by: Michael Hoexter

This week I finally got around to renting “Syriana” on DVD. “Syriana”, multiply nominated for the Oscars last year, is the latest movie by Stephen Gaghan, the writer/director of “Traffic” which was also recognized with numerous awards.

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