Who Actually Controls Gas Prices? | Climate Town

Gas prices are high again?!?
Join groups & Contact reps:
Urban Green: https://www.urbangreencouncil.org/content/projects/advancing-electrification
Sierra Club: https://www.sierraclub.org/articles/2019/12/building-electrification-action-plan-outlines-how-policymakers-can-equitably-phase
RMI: https://rmi.org/our-work/building-electrification/
Greenlining: http://greenlining.org/publications/reports/2019/equitable-building-electrification-a-framework-for-powering-resilient-communities/
Contact your senators: https://contactsenators.com/
Contact your representatives: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Establishments you can join at the present:
Weather Change Makers: https://www.climatechangemakers.org/
Sunrise Movement: https://www.sunrisemovement.org/volunteer/
Extinction Rebellion: https://extinctionrebellion.us/get-involved/
Citizens Climate Lobby: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/
Climate Action Network: http://www.climatenetwork.org/
350.org – that one’s right in the name
Union of Concerned Scientists: https://www.ucsusa.org/

Some perusing you can do:
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
Hot Mess by Matt Winning
Merchants of Doubt by Erik Conway & Naomi Oreskes
Overheated by Kate Aronoff
The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells
All We Can Save by a number of terrific writers
The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
Drawdown by Paul Hawken

The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations by Daniel Yergin
The Energy System by Travis Bradford

Where U.S. Oil comes from: https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/oil-and-petroleum-products/where-our-oil-comes-from.php
More U.S. Oil: https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=709&t=6/
U.S. Imports:

OPEC stats: https://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/press_room/5072.htm
OPEC v USA: https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/2021/11/09/opec-says-to-biden-if-you-want-more-oil-pump-it-yourself/
OPEC v Russia: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/business/energy-environment/oil-opec-saudi-russia.html
OPEC v Russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Russia%E2%80%93Saudi_Arabia_oil_price_war
OPEC+: https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/2018/06/29/opec-is-dead-long-live-opec/

US Oil Problems: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shale-bankruptcy-graphic/u-s-oil-producers-on-pace-for-most-bankruptcies-since-last-oil-downturn-idUSKBN26M7EM
Strategic Oil Reserves: https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/politics/biden-oil-reserves-gas-prices/index.html

Gas Industry Capital Expenditure:
Gas Industry Revenue: https://www.statista.com/statistics/294614/revenue-of-the-gas-and-oil-industry-in-the-us/

Authored by Rollie Williams and Matt Nelsen with help from Ben Boult and Nicole Conlan
Shot by Matt Nelsen, Nicole Conlan, pickups by Jesse Wilcoxen, Mark Vigeant, and Rollie Williams
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  1. the US just should invade Venezuela 🇻🇪 and the problem is done

  2. You could save us 20mins and just say, “you government doesn’t care if you get sick, starve, or die; so long as they keep power. As they in turn allow the rich to pillage our society.”

    Nothing will change so long as ppl peacefully protest, it does nothing. You want change? Buy a gun, make some friends and take your country back.

  3. He didn’t mention how much oil we export every day, or how much is used by the empire’s military market control machines sailing around the world everyday.

  4. gas taxes are union taxes. nothing gets build on a road or a bridge unless its controlled by the unions. the unions then pay for the communists getting elected.

  5. Totally unrelated: at 22:00 I notice your monitor on a milk crate. General ergonomic guidelines suggest you have the top of your monitor at eye level don’t crink your neck homie!

  6. awesome video, thank you§!

  7. I appreciate your efforts in this video but I don’t agree with your opinion on climate change

  8. heh its like oil companies doing their cash grab – like big pharma did on “plandemic”

  9. For some reason oil companies were a lot less gready under Trump, hmmm interesting. Stop downplaying the effect that Biden has on oil prices! Every time he canceled oil leases and fracking the gas prices spiked 20 cents!

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