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  • [Kansas]{美国堪萨斯州} City, Mo. In [Wichita]{威奇托}. [McPherson, Kan. And Omaha]{地名}.

  • a hundred [barrels]{桶} of [crude oil]{原油}.

  • We had to find a [refinery]{精炼厂} willing to take our oil.

  • What are you going to do, take 100 barrels of oil and [stack]{在…上堆放} them in the office?

  • It has shaped our [civilization]{文明}, and it’s an [intimate]{亲密的} part of our lives.

  • it has also [exacted]{索取} an [enormous]{庞大的} price.

  • The whole industry is sort of [veiled]{掩饰} in mystery.

  • [refine]{提炼} oil and ship it through a [pipeline]{管道} to its final customer.

  • Your [gas tank]{油箱}.

  • [Saudi Arabia]{沙特阿拉伯}

  • we have an appointment with a [preacher]{传道者} in Kansas.

  • Also, he’s a [pastor]{牧师}, so we figured we could trust him.

  • a cow [pasture]{牧场}

  • [haul]{拖} our oil

  • I think I was picturing some [barren]{贫瘠的} [wasteland]{荒地} with oil [derricks]{井架} as far as the eye could see.

  • the [oil wells]{油井}

  • [vast]{巨大的} fields

  • [precisely]{精确地} straight.

  • And we [veer]{转向} off into this [prairie]{大草原} grass through this [herd]{兽群} of black cows, and we find Jason.

  • He’s standing next to his red [pickup]{轻型货车}, and next to him is this [rusty]{生锈的} machine plunging a metal [rod]{杆} into the mud.

  • Like a [teeter-totter]{跷跷板}

  • He was a [roustabout]{油井杂工}, which is basically, like, a [handyman]{杂务工}.

  • And on Sundays, he [preaches]{宣讲} the [gospel]{福音}.

  • I’m not your [cookie-cutter]{千篇一律的} mold for a preacher.

  • I stepped over beside the [rig]{设备} and grabbed a chain and hooked the chain up.

  • And there is a [stump]{残肢} where his middle finger used to be.

  • It taps into this vast [reserve]{储备} of oil that is deep under the ground underneath Oklahoma and Kansas.

  • In its day, this well might have been a [gusher]{自喷井}.

  • the bottom of the [milkshake]{奶昔}?

  • tiny [faucet]{水龙头}

  • black [cylinder]{圆柱体}

  • It’s [spiked]{用尖物刺伤}. It’s [plunged]{突然跌落}. And a lot of that has been because of [fracking]{水力压裂法}, which has flooded the market with American oil.

  • So you’re just on that [rollercoaster]{过山车}.

  • Let’s [negotiate]{商定} the price for our 100 barrels of oil.

  • We’re in bed [reception]{接待}.

  • the most expensive [column]{列}.

  • It’s in a [dip]{微降}.

  • Jason is [beaming]{笑容满面} now.

  • But he says he will [budge]{让步} a little.

  • It was really fun, but there were many, many months of work and [toil]{辛劳} and phone calls that went into this.

  • If you could sign this just as a [receipt]{收据} that I handed you that money.

  • I’m kind of [parched]{使…极干燥} here.