‘Pump’ Trailer Offers Solutions to America’s Oil Addiction (Video)

The documentary, from directors Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, examines the country’s dependence on foreign oil

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 4:05 PM

With gas prices skyrocketing and America’s continued dependence on foreign oil, “Pump” offers insight into the problem and introduces viewers to alternative ways to fill up their gas tanks.

The documentary features a lineup of oil industry insiders and experts on biofuels who offer suggestions of ways to address the status quo. 

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“You have the ability to stop using oil right now,” David Blume, author of “Alcohol Can be a Gas” simply explains. This paves the way for a thorough discussion on viable alternatives, like methanol or ethanol fuels and electric cars.

The team of professionals also explains just how different gas stations of the future will look because of the different options — including cleaner and more abundant natural gas.

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There is an end in sight to America’s oil addiction, however, as one of the experts explains, “What’s going to break the monopoly of the pump is entrepreneurs who build alternative distribution.”

Directed by Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell and written by Johnny O’Hara, “Pump” hits theaters on September 12.

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