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6/13/07: Oil on the Brain

Photo by Endless Studio
Photo by Endless Studio

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – The nozzle at your local gas station doesn't just connect you to the pump - it connects you to the world at the other end of the pipe. Journalist Lisa Margonelli set out to explore that world, and it led to interviews with gas station owners, truckers, drillers, oil billionaires, Venezuelan villagers and Chinese automobile designers. Margonelli joins Doug to explain how Utah's $3.21 gasoline may actually be ridiculously cheap given the impacts of this complicated, global industry.

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