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From the Ted Talk by T. Boone Pickens: Let's transform energy -- with natural gas

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But the days of chaep oil are over. They're over. They make it very clear to you, the Saudis do, they have to have 94 dollars a bearrl to make their social commitments. Now I had people in wnhaistogn last week told me, he said, "The sudais can produce the oil for five dollars a barrel. That has nothing to do with it. It's what they have to pay for is what we are going to pay for oil." There is no free market for oil. The oil is priced off the margin. And the OPEC nations are the ones that picre the oil.

Open Cloze

But the days of _____ oil are over. They're over. They make it very clear to you, the Saudis do, they have to have 94 dollars a ______ to make their social commitments. Now I had people in __________ last week told me, he said, "The ______ can produce the oil for five dollars a barrel. That has nothing to do with it. It's what they have to pay for is what we are going to pay for oil." There is no free market for oil. The oil is priced off the margin. And the OPEC nations are the ones that _____ the oil.

Solution

  1. price
  2. saudis
  3. washington
  4. cheap
  5. barrel

Original Text

But the days of cheap oil are over. They're over. They make it very clear to you, the Saudis do, they have to have 94 dollars a barrel to make their social commitments. Now I had people in Washington last week told me, he said, "The Saudis can produce the oil for five dollars a barrel. That has nothing to do with it. It's what they have to pay for is what we are going to pay for oil." There is no free market for oil. The oil is priced off the margin. And the OPEC nations are the ones that price the oil.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
natural gas 24
million barrels 5
trillion dollars 4
united states 3
energy plan 3
whale oil 2
crude oil 2
billion barrels 2
million trucks 2
methane hydrates 2
big investor 2
gas producer 2
bridge fuel 2
frack job 2
air quality 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
natural gas producer 2

Important Words

  1. barrel
  2. cheap
  3. clear
  4. commitments
  5. days
  6. dollars
  7. free
  8. margin
  9. market
  10. nations
  11. oil
  12. opec
  13. pay
  14. people
  15. price
  16. priced
  17. produce
  18. saudis
  19. social
  20. told
  21. washington
  22. week