Season 5 Episode 24

Crude Awakening

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jun 16, 2006 on PBS
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Crude Awakening
Big oil companies take a center stage when NOW investigates their huge profits taken from rising gas prices in the United States. Host David Brancaccio wants to know why oil company profits have doubled from last year, and why no royalties were paid to taxpayers from drilling on public land. The Royalty Relief Act of 1995 is a focal point in this episode.moreless

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