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From the Ted Talk "Lisa Margonelli: The political chemistry of oil"

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The other thing that we've done, as we've continued to increase demand, is that we ____ of play a shell game with the costs. One of the places we put in a big oil project in ____, with _____. So the U.S. ________ paid for it; the World Bank, Exxon paid for it. We put it in. There was a tremendous banditry problem. I was there in 2003. We were driving along this dark, dark road, and the guy in the green stepped out, and I was just like, "Ahhh! This is it." And then the guy in the Exxon uniform stepped out, and we realized it was okay. They have their own _______ sort of army around them at the oil fields. But at the same time, Chad has become much more unstable, and we are not paying for that _____ at the ____. We pay for it in our taxes on _____ 15th.

Solution

  1. kind
  2. exxon
  3. chad
  4. taxpayer
  5. price
  6. private
  7. april
  8. pump

Original Text

The other thing that we've done, as we've continued to increase demand, is that we kind of play a shell game with the costs. One of the places we put in a big oil project in Chad, with Exxon. So the U.S. taxpayer paid for it; the World Bank, Exxon paid for it. We put it in. There was a tremendous banditry problem. I was there in 2003. We were driving along this dark, dark road, and the guy in the green stepped out, and I was just like, "Ahhh! This is it." And then the guy in the Exxon uniform stepped out, and we realized it was okay. They have their own private sort of army around them at the oil fields. But at the same time, Chad has become much more unstable, and we are not paying for that price at the pump. We pay for it in our taxes on April 15th.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
oil spills 8
oil industry 4
supply chain 3
oil spill 3
health care 3
cognitive dissonance 3

Important Words

  1. april
  2. army
  3. banditry
  4. bank
  5. big
  6. chad
  7. continued
  8. costs
  9. dark
  10. demand
  11. driving
  12. exxon
  13. fields
  14. game
  15. green
  16. guy
  17. increase
  18. kind
  19. oil
  20. paid
  21. pay
  22. paying
  23. places
  24. play
  25. price
  26. private
  27. problem
  28. project
  29. pump
  30. put
  31. realized
  32. road
  33. shell
  34. sort
  35. stepped
  36. taxes
  37. taxpayer
  38. time
  39. tremendous
  40. uniform
  41. unstable
  42. world