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‘Gas Hole’ Producers Examine America’s Oil Addiction

What if a car could get 150 miles per gallon? Would you buy it? Probably. But would an oil company want you to? Probably not. That's premise behind “Gas Hole,” a new documentary that explores Americ

‘Gas Hole’ Producers Examine America’s Oil Addiction

Tom Fudge: The price of gas in San Diego is now in the neighborhood of $3.90 a gallon for self-serve regular. In a way, that high price is good news because it means more and more people are buying smaller cars. But while we're pleased that some cars can get more than 40 miles to the gallon, couldn't we do better than that? A new independent film called Gas Hole suggests that we can. In fact, it makes the case that a car, getting more than 100 miles to the gallon, could have been developed and sold decades ago.

The movie is being shown this weekend at San Diego's EcoCenter, and we're going to take the opportunity to talk about the high price of gas and alternative fuels.


You can see the documentary Gas Hole and hear a discussion with directors/producers Jeremy Wagener and Scott Roberts May 9 and 10, at the San Diego EcoCenter .


  • Jeremy Wagener & Scott Roberts, directors/producers of the new documentary Gas Hole , which examines U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
  • Mike Lewis, general manager of Pearson Fuels which opened in 2003 as the world's first alternative fuels station. Mike is also chairman of the San Diego EcoCenter , a non-profit that educates young people about reducing environmental degradation.