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History of Oil by Robert Newman

June 14, 2008

The reality of this finite resource called oil almost running dry, so they say, has finally hit home with a lot of people around the world. And most have to suffer paying heavily for it these days in order to keep their cars running. Except for those who can still tank up at mere sens in their oil producing home countries.

In Malaysia, though we are a net exporter of this resource, we have been slammed yet again with another round of petrol price increase* that has many of us slamming tabletops and mouthing expletives that we would normally not do even to our most detestable of enemies.

Never mind the sorriest of excuses that our administration would spin to us about the ‘justified’ drastic increase it’s time, nevertheless, that we learn more about this liquid gold and why some countries would wage wars to forcefully grab this resource from others.

And there’s nothing like being entertained while one is at it learning the facts. Hope you can retain them all at the end of this video by – would you believe it? – a stand up comic extraordinaire. I now give you Robert Newman and his History of Oil … enjoy

* 41% jump of 78 sen to RM2.70 per litre on June 5, 2008

From → World Watch

3 Comments
  1. what does the future hold for malaysia?

    Dooms??

  2. yuking permalink

    New Cabinet:

    Prime Minister – Anwar

    Deputy Prime Minister – Lim Kit Siang

    Agriculture Minister –

    Community Minister –

    Culture Minister – Farish Noor

    Defence Minister – Azmin Ali

    Education Minister – Nga Kor Ming

    Environment Minister – Teresa Kok

    Finance Minister – Tony Pua

    Foreign Minister – Ramasamy

    Health Minister – Tan Seng Giaw

    Home Minister –

    Information Minister – Jeff Ooi

    Law Minister – Teng Chang Khim

    Manpower Minister –

    Sports Minister –

    Technology Minister – Nizar

    Trade Minister – Khalid

    Transport Minister – Liew Chin Tong

    Tourism Minister –

  3. Hi, only just discovered your blog. A good read. And thank you for Newman’s ‘History of Oil’, delightful history lesson, for someone, like Newman, with “way too much free time”! I hope you don’t mind, but I’ll be leaving a link on my blog so that my few readers can enjoy it too. Thanks again.

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