Ten Things That Are More Expensive Than Tar Sands Oil Right Now

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There really cannot be a better time we wean ourselves from oil. Even before the spread of Covid-19, the oil industry performed poorly. Now that the pandemic is lowering global demand, it is completely fucked.

Oil prices fall to a low. On Friday, Western Canadian Select crude oil, the benchmark used to track the price of Alberta’s tar sands, fell to $ 5 dollars a barrel. FIVE. DOLLARS.

Here are some things that are currently more expensive than a barrel of Alberta oil (and still a better investment):

  1. A pack of ten toilet paper. Even before people started hoarding toilet paper and starting retailers boost prices, a pack of ten toilet paper was what, seven dollars? Eight?
  2. A liter of hot sauce. A gallon of Crystal is about worth it two barrels from Alberta rough. A half gallon from Cholula is over $ 20, or you can get a variety pack of the small bottles over the the same. And that’s honestly a bargain.
  3. Virtually all the shit I do to lay On my face. Creams, cleansers, facial oils: all maybe snake oil, all more expensive than crude oil.
  4. 8 light bulbs
  5. A Beyond Burger
  6. A month from Netflix
  7. A kind of cute, creepy Greta Thunberg doll
  8. A to copy from The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet, by Noam Chomsky and climate economist Robert Pollin
  9. Two ounces hand sanitizer. If you buy the beautiful kind, hand sanitizer can bring you back way more than five dollars.
  10. Treatment for Covid-19 if you do not have health insurance. OK, this actually makes me sad.

Officials are likely to go extend a lifeline for oil companies. Which is stupid.


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