Oil Science Fiction

We call it underworld. That is where Barter Town gets its energy. Pig shit. The lights, the motors, the vehicles, all run by a high powered gas called methane. And methane comes from pig shit.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

I opened the doors for you. Showed you how the system works! The value of information. How to get it. Fulham oil. Brant resources! Geodynamics! And this is how you fucking pay me back you cockroach.

Wall Street

Ladies and gentlemen… I’ve traveled over half our state to be here tonight. I couldn’t get away sooner because my new well was coming in at Coyote Hills and I had to see about it. That well is now flowing at two thousand barrels and it’s paying me an income of five thousand dollars a week. I have two others drilling and I have sixteen producing at Antelope. So, ladies and gentlemen… if I say I’m an oil man you will agree. You have a great chance here, but bear in mind, you can lose it all if you’re not careful. Out of all men that beg for a chance to drill your lots, maybe one in twenty will be oilmen; the rest will be speculators-that’s men trying to get between you and the oilmen-to get some of the money that ought by rights come to you. Even if you find one that has money, and means to drill, he’ll maybe know nothing about drilling and he’ll have to hire out the job on contract, and then you’re depending on a contractor that’s trying to rush the job through so he can get another contract just as quick as he can. This is… the way that this works.

There Will Be Blood

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