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Sep 4, 2015

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, September 4, 2015

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This week, Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O'Leary looks at how oil plays a big role throughout our economy. We break down the history of America's reliance on oil, check in with an oil worker who travels throughout the world to work on rigs and learn why a gallon of gas costs what it does.

Segments From this episode

Breaking down the price of oil

Sep 3, 2015
Gas prices are not as easy to calculate as you might think.

One victim of falling oil prices? Recycling

Sep 4, 2015
It's now cheaper to make new plastic than to recycle the old.

The politics behind oil pipelines

Sep 4, 2015
The environmental costs of leaks and spills are devastating, too.

Telluride Festival is where the Oscar season starts

The Colorado festival's lineup is secret.
A still of Carey Mulligan as character Maud Watts  in the film "Suffragette." The movie is part of the Telluride Film Festival's lineup this year. 
Image via Film4video/YouTube

This week, Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O’Leary looks at how oil plays a big role throughout our economy. We break down the history of America’s reliance on oil, check in with an oil worker who travels throughout the world to work on rigs and learn why a gallon of gas costs what it does.