We gave Doug, who’s not in the O&G business, a video to watch and interpret in his own words. Here’s what he came up with…



  • Things seemed to be in place for big oil (Exxon) to do well… they’re not. What happened?
  • If you factor in Exxon’s $2 billion write off, maybe they ain’t doin’ too shabby after all.
  • It’s tough for oil to rebound quickly after 2 terrible years.
  • The Trump Administration is throwing a bunch of stuff against the wall to see what sticks in terms of policy.
  • More government regulation is bad for oil, but you need some regulation, but not dumb regulation, smart regulation.
  • In terms of investment in oil: The best offense if a good defense.
  • Expect $60 a barrel to be the new normal.

Some highlights… (click here to play video)

:01 – :11 – With the Super Bowl coming up, put this host on the “all hands” team.

:18 – The first of many times Fadel Gheit hits the wrong syllable of a word.

1:00 – 1:47 While Fadel rambles on about oil prices, earnings, and percentages… it’s nice to see floating images of gas station signs and oil rigs on the left.

3:13 – Stuttering alert. Or a bad impression of the famous ESPN Sportscenter theme music hook.

3:35 – Use of the word “regulation” needs to be regulated.

3:56 – Fadel is apparently feeling The Super Bowl too as he wants to play defense.

About The Author Doug Krintzman

Doug Krintzman is a Key Art and Golden Trailer Award winning copywriter in the motion picture advertising industry. He’s helped re-launch Fuel TV and their new UFC content brand as writer/producer for the networks on air promo department. In addition to selling a comedy pitch to Columbia Pictures, he’s titled the films "Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle", and “Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl”. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Doug is an avid Boston sports fan, movie connoisseur, blues buff, and political junkie. Known for his quick wit, sharp comic sense and timing, Doug Krintzman offers a fresh take and brings unique and original thought to any and all topics.