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The Hunt for Black Gold [electronic resource]: Oil in the 21st Century

NBC News
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
What lies behind the dramatic spike in oil and gas prices of recent years? What role have American oil companies played in it? And what do American economists and business leaders expect down the road? This CNBC Original documentary follows the flow of oil-from drill site to supertanker to refinery, then finally to the gas tank-while addressing economic and geopolitical issues associated with the planet's petroleum thirst. Documenting the search for new oil resources on Alaska's North Slope, the program also examines America's relationships with Venezuela, Russia, Iran, Libya, and China in an oil context. Interviewees include former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva, and Antonia Juhasz of Global Exchange.
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45 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 27, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Oil in the 21st Century
  • Alaska's North Slope (1:43)
  • Cost of Production (3:04)
  • Alaska's Natural Resource (1:46)
  • Reinvesting Profits (2:43)
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (1:37)
  • Building an Infrastructure (1:22)
  • Tyranny of Oil (1:36)
  • World Consumption (1:25)
  • At the Mercy of Big Oil (2:29)
  • Refineries (2:19)
  • Adapting Oil Policy (2:04)
  • Peak Oil (1:59)
  • Maintaining Supply Levels (1:10)
  • Control of Oil (2:45)
  • Reliance on Foreign Oil (2:01)
  • Foreign Oil - Friend or Foe (2:51)
  • Long-Term Energy Strategy (1:11)
  • Energy Reform (3:00)
  • Energy Odyssey (3:04)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
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40561 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (45 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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