Why are the prices rising? Simple oil is becoming a scarce resource to come cross. And as the need for fuel increases, the possibility of getting it is decreasing. As issues continue to heat up in the middle east and we continue to press issues with the Middle East the United States in return gets less and less oil from them. Prices of oil have gone from $23.15 a barrel in 2000 to $71.21 a barrel in 2010 (“Historical Crude Oil Prices”). If you were to look at this economic issue you would find that it wasn’t always like this. When the automobile was first invented cars would run off of steam. Cars were just as fast and current for the year they were invented ("The History of The Automobile"). One of the biggest issues causing the loss of oil is conflict in the Middle East. With war and constant fighting going on between the United States, and countries that the U.S supports, against countries of the Middle East we end up with less oil. They don 't want to trade oil or any
Bibliography: Admin. “The US Governments Secret Colorado Oil Discovery.” Web Document. 1 March. 2006 Admin, author of The Us Governments Secret Colorado Oil Discovery, claims that Colorado has an unspeakable amount of untapped oil that can be used for oil production. This thesis is developed by showing evidence of the amount of oil that is in Colorado; and scientific land surveys that also show how much untapped amounts of oil is in Colorado. The underlying purpose throughout the article is to inform people of what the government is keeping from us, in order to show how much could be used to help oil production and cut costs. The audience is anyone who happens to come across the article, this is shown because the dictation isn’t too difficult and the tone is decent. I chose this article to show that there are mass amounts of oil that can and should be used for oil production to cut the costs of gas. Hybrid Cars Inc., Electric Cars: A Definitive Guide. Web. 2011. Hybrid Cars Inc., author of Electric Cars: A Definitive Guide, teach everything there is to know about a hybrid car and why it is better to have a hybrid or electric car than it is to have any other one. They develop this thesis, as well as their credibility, by breaking down all of the good that comes with having a hybrid car and how long they have been studying and looking into these cars. Hybrid Cars Inc. overall purpose behind this entire article is to inform and try to convince people to convert from a normal gas guzzling car to a hybrid vehicle, in order to keep emissions and greenhouse gases down. The intended audience, which is apparent through the tone and context of the article, is anyone who owns a hybrid, to get better knowledge and understanding of them, and people who are skeptical in purchasing a hybrid. This, to me, is a valuable source when writing about gasoline because hybrids and rechargeable cars are an alternative to oil production. K, Ethan., Energy Refuge. Web. 2006. Energy Refuge, written by Ethan K., is an informative article about the important role that ethanol is bringing into the automotive industry and claims that it is a sustainable source of energy for our vehicles to use. He develops this claim by talking about how ethanol would work, and why it can be more beneficial than oil production for vehicles. Ethan’s purpose is to bring to everyone’s attention that there are alternative products available to keep our cars running; he does this in order to increase the potential popularity, and knowledge, of this source. The intended audience, which is shown by his diction and context, is anyone who is unaware of ethanol and why it would work so well. I chose this article as a source because it brings another possible answer to the problem at hand. McDonald, Zach. “Increasing Domestic Oil Production Would Have Little Effect on Gas Prices.” PluginCars. Web. 26 April. 2011. Zach McDonald, author of an informative article Increasing Domestic Oil Production Would Have Little Effect on Gas Prices, claims that even if we did increase the tapping of United States oil, the chances of gas prices going down are slim to none. McDonald supports this thesis by bringing past and present evidence into his article. The purpose of the article is to bring oil production to people’s attention in order to show that even if we did take what seemed to be the easiest route, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to change much. Zach’s intended audience, which is shown through his content and diction, is his peers who don’t seem to know much about oil production and believe that simply drilling more oil will knock prices down. This is a good article to use as a source because it does show why just drilling more oil may not be the best alternative. “The History of the Automobile”. Ask Automotive. Web. 2011. Ask Automotive, the authors of The History of the Automobile, an automotive article, inform with almost everything about the history of the car and car industry; along with when the first automobile was created. The author supports this by bringing in the history of the engine, automobile, and then bring in how the engine is used today. The purpose of Ask Automotive is to inform unknowledgeable people about the automotive industry. The intended audience of this article are peers and people who do not know much about the history of the automobile, this is shown through his tone. I used this article for background information and history help throughout my paper when speaking about the automobile.