Royal Dutch Shell (commonly known as Shell Oil) raked in $6.3 billion last quarter. That's almost $2.3 billion more than they made last year during the same stretch of time.
Meantime, we're getting reamed at the pump, half of Asia wants our heads on a spear and God's rolling out vengeful hurricanes like a drunk at a bowling alley.
So what would you do if you were a Dutch Billionaire trying to convince Miami you're a nice guy?
How about sending them Barbara Terry —- a wholesome lookin' girl-next-door who just happens to know a lot about cars. Terry (Shell calls her Dr. Fuel Good) came to town recently to tell people what they can do to make their cars more fuel efficient.
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Terry was kind enough to take time out to talk with Riptide about oil.
Riptide: What are you doing in Miami?
Terry: Helping Americans understand their cars and the benefits of top-tier gasoline.
Riptide: How much did Shell Oil make last year?
Terry: I wouldn't know how much Shell or other companies are making.
Riptide:Why is gas so expensive?
Terry: I don't know why all gas is so expensive. Isn't there a shortage of it or less of it? I can help you with fuel stretch tips. Make sure you've got the proper tire pressure, switch your air filter out every 15,000 miles, remove excess weight from your car (like a bowling ball in the trunk). Make sure to get regular tune ups.
Riptide:How long do you think we'll be able to continue to rely on fossil fuels?
Terry: I think they'll be around for a long time; I mean, look how long we've been using them...gas'll be around...
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