Oil prices climb back to pre-pandemic levels
08/02/2021 | news | business | 352
Having hit an all-time low last year, oil has recovered on the hopes of a quicker economic turnaround.
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08/02/2021 10:33:35 3 5
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A boom is coming.
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08/02/2021 13:44:28 1 0
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What is exploding?
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08/02/2021 10:34:06 4 18
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Good news for Scottish nationalists.

No wonder the English nationalists are a bit quiet on this one.
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08/02/2021 10:40:59 7 10
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Then once we are independant we can charge the english way more for our oil and show them who is in charge. We have a great future with Nicola to guide us
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08/02/2021 10:45:17 3 0
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Oil prices are volatile. Just because they have gone up for now doesn't mean they won't crash in the near future.
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08/02/2021 10:46:40 3 0
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The white paper was based on $113/barrel, the price is approaching $60/barrel so a bit early for 'I told you so'.
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08/02/2021 10:55:42 0 1
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it wont last long, they havnt woken up yet and so far its westminster that get most of the cash.
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08/02/2021 10:35:09 53 9
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Sometimes it feels as if this virus is Earth's way of catching its breath and slowing down pollution for a while...
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08/02/2021 11:47:29 54 5
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Earth is in for a big shock then, as someone who has spent the last 10 years working for a company which looks for new oil, whilst the Western world has made a small effort for new sources of energy. Most of my work has been in Africa, Asia and South America as they plan to produce more than ever. If people consume, they will produce, it's as simple as that.
Try thinking, I find reason is far better in such situations Removed
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08/02/2021 12:49:14 5 6
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I am rather hoping the the virus is not over too quickly, it is definitely doing good things for the planet and for politics.
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08/02/2021 10:35:33 4 8
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Production levels reduced to match market demands and prices return to "normal".

Another non-new HYS article -

We should focus on its demise at the foot of a new carbon free economy, but that's not news worthy I guess
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08/02/2021 10:41:36 9 0
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Given that the price of oil affects most everyone reading the BBC website, it's certainly not a non article. The inclusion does provide a platform to discuss issues such as market manipulation, our reliance on oil and the affect on the envornment.
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08/02/2021 10:45:11 1 0
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The SNP white Paper had based calc's on an oil proce of $113/ barrel, at £60/ barrel it's rather early for nationalists to start crowing.
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08/02/2021 10:38:11 2 24
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Petrol should be £10 a litre at the pumps and the money should go to green projects
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08/02/2021 10:47:53 14 2
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There's a man that doesn't NEED a car for work etc. The poor are already paying 80% tax on petrol and higher Car Tax because can't afford newer car let alone Electric.

London Commuters should pay full cost of travel rail, underground and buses. No more subsidies
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08/02/2021 10:48:08 3 0
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And our economy would tank!
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08/02/2021 10:53:04 2 1
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would you settle for £3 and scrap the road tax?
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08/02/2021 10:57:25 1 1
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Rather than just downvote.... ...The problem is that even if it was 20p extra per litre - which would generate £9.38bn per year (based on numbers from RAC), this would still be a cost that many could not afford.

Nobody would be able to afford to commute for either office or retail work - economy collapse. The privately run public transport industry would then hike up their prices. Lose / Lose
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08/02/2021 11:04:53 0 0
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My Bentley has a 5 litre engine! Imagine how much it would cost to get to the shops.
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08/02/2021 10:38:23 2 5
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"While demand for oil is still lower than normal, there are hopes of a speedier than expected economic recovery as vaccines are rolled out."
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine may prevent people from spreading Covid, according to a new study.
The study was carried out by the University of Oxford.

"MAY PREVENT"

Hopes of a speedy economic recovery? Is that like the normal Christmas we were told of?
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08/02/2021 12:54:14 0 1
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Like 'might kill 500,000', Ferguson has claimed such ridiculous numbers before, 2005 Bird Flu and 2009 Swine Flu. The fiddling of the 'covid deaths' figures is scandalous & will one day be exposed, though the usual suspects will all get away with it as 'lessons will be learnt'
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08/02/2021 10:39:16 65 16
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Rumours of oil’s death have been greatly exaggerated. The transition to greener technology is imperative, but oil is too useful, convenient and prevalent to be making an exit just yet.
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08/02/2021 13:34:29 8 4
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Coal is more versatile easy to obtain and we have plenty of it. Arguably setting coal alight is the least productive use of coals many attributes
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08/02/2021 14:00:53 5 0
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There will always be a need for oil - the plastics, pharmaceuticals and other materials derived from it have transformed all our lives (and in many cases have saved our lives). It just seems rather wasteful to burn such a vital commodity.
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08/02/2021 20:02:17 0 0
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only a fool would say we do nothing with oil but only a bigger fool would say we should burn it.
clearly we need oil as a raw material for many different products such as nylon, polyester, acrylic, and spandex though clearly spandex is a good reason to never pump another drop of oil. Its also used in medicines agriculture (other than fuel) plastics makeup to name but a small fraction of its uses
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08/02/2021 10:40:06 5 5
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Too late for Aberdeen. Thousands of job losses and the death of a once great city. Both Westminster (and the Scottish Government by grants) have gladly taken billions since the seventies but now the industry is on it's knees nobody wants to know.
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08/02/2021 10:51:50 5 1
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Companies are starting to roll out floating wind turbines that could be installed in the deep water near Aberdeen & serviced from there. Not the same gold rush as the oil industry, but some transferable skills & a useful possible source of revenue/jobs for the area...
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08/02/2021 10:34:06 4 18
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Good news for Scottish nationalists.

No wonder the English nationalists are a bit quiet on this one.
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08/02/2021 10:40:59 7 10
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Then once we are independant we can charge the english way more for our oil and show them who is in charge. We have a great future with Nicola to guide us
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08/02/2021 10:55:30 1 3
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Once you have shouldered your share of the national debt, all "English" investment is gone from your land, you no longer can use the pound and the border is up you can use all that oil to heat your wee bit butt and ben.
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Amy
08/02/2021 11:09:05 3 1
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You can't be for real. You must be attempting to wind up people for a laugh.
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08/02/2021 11:29:49 1 1
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Assume that's black humour?
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08/02/2021 10:35:33 4 8
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Production levels reduced to match market demands and prices return to "normal".

Another non-new HYS article -

We should focus on its demise at the foot of a new carbon free economy, but that's not news worthy I guess
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08/02/2021 10:41:36 9 0
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Given that the price of oil affects most everyone reading the BBC website, it's certainly not a non article. The inclusion does provide a platform to discuss issues such as market manipulation, our reliance on oil and the affect on the envornment.
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08/02/2021 10:44:20 7 13
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This rise is based on traders taking a risk has nothing to do with sales. The SNP are probably rubbing their hands hoping to use any additional money to fund their craving for Independence and forgetting that by 2050 most countries want oil to be obsolete. As that is Scotland's only real income queue Bankruptcy providing the SNP haven't already destroyed Scotland.
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08/02/2021 11:19:52 1 1
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Scotland have a big renewable energy industry (and technolgy) Their energy policies (income) of the future are based on this and not not oil
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08/02/2021 10:35:33 4 8
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Production levels reduced to match market demands and prices return to "normal".

Another non-new HYS article -

We should focus on its demise at the foot of a new carbon free economy, but that's not news worthy I guess
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08/02/2021 10:45:11 1 0
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The SNP white Paper had based calc's on an oil proce of $113/ barrel, at £60/ barrel it's rather early for nationalists to start crowing.
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08/02/2021 10:45:16 1 2
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BOE will be shortly saying ignore inflation as temporary due to oil price increase as it did last time.

Wasn't there no chance of inflation for a few years. LOL
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08/02/2021 13:36:40 1 0
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For the last 4 years, since they were warned of on oncoming pandemic, the gov have said there was no chance of a pandemic.

Oh, dear!!!
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08/02/2021 10:34:06 4 18
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Good news for Scottish nationalists.

No wonder the English nationalists are a bit quiet on this one.
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08/02/2021 10:45:17 3 0
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Oil prices are volatile. Just because they have gone up for now doesn't mean they won't crash in the near future.
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08/02/2021 11:07:51 3 2
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Just because the Scots voted to remain in 2014 doesn't mean they will do again in the future.
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08/02/2021 10:34:06 4 18
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Good news for Scottish nationalists.

No wonder the English nationalists are a bit quiet on this one.
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08/02/2021 10:46:40 3 0
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The white paper was based on $113/barrel, the price is approaching $60/barrel so a bit early for 'I told you so'.
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08/02/2021 11:07:35 3 3
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think the snp has wisely dumped oil and now going for wind and hopefully tidal since we have lots of both and they are liable to outlast fossil fuels for transport, hopefully in ten years most vehicles will be electric and oil reserved for specialist vehicles.
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08/02/2021 10:38:11 2 24
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Petrol should be £10 a litre at the pumps and the money should go to green projects
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08/02/2021 10:47:53 14 2
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There's a man that doesn't NEED a car for work etc. The poor are already paying 80% tax on petrol and higher Car Tax because can't afford newer car let alone Electric.

London Commuters should pay full cost of travel rail, underground and buses. No more subsidies
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08/02/2021 11:14:23 0 0
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"London Commuters should pay full cost of travel rail, underground and buses. No more subsidies"

Subsidies come from somewhere..... their taxes. So, they are paying thier own subsidies. They just don't know it.
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08/02/2021 11:28:39 0 0
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or woman?
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08/02/2021 10:38:11 2 24
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Petrol should be £10 a litre at the pumps and the money should go to green projects
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08/02/2021 10:48:08 3 0
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And our economy would tank!
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08/02/2021 10:49:44 42 3
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Comments re North Sea revival. This is an expensive place to drill, any improvement will most likely to based on higher output at existing wells rather than new exploration.
Not sure anyone in their right mind will want to risk huge exploration costs when long term outlook for oil is not good.
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jay
08/02/2021 18:26:46 0 2
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Have you heard of the new oil field West of Shetland?
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08/02/2021 10:40:06 5 5
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Too late for Aberdeen. Thousands of job losses and the death of a once great city. Both Westminster (and the Scottish Government by grants) have gladly taken billions since the seventies but now the industry is on it's knees nobody wants to know.
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08/02/2021 10:51:50 5 1
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Companies are starting to roll out floating wind turbines that could be installed in the deep water near Aberdeen & serviced from there. Not the same gold rush as the oil industry, but some transferable skills & a useful possible source of revenue/jobs for the area...
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08/02/2021 12:45:09 2 0
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Is this the equivalent of telling someone who works for Debenhams there is a minimum wage job in McDonalds going?
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08/02/2021 10:52:14 31 6
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Why does the BBC publish pictures of an Amazon Van, other on line providers are available.
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08/02/2021 11:39:16 13 7
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They're by far the largest online retailedr in the World maybe?
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08/02/2021 18:24:54 1 0
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Quite. We need to reduce spending via Amazon as a matter of urgency until they pay proper taxes. All sales in GB should be booked in GB not in Holland, Luxembourg,Ireland etc. to avoid tax. Hopefully online sales tax of at least 2% in March budget rising to 4% 6 months thereafter.
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08/02/2021 10:38:11 2 24
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Petrol should be £10 a litre at the pumps and the money should go to green projects
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08/02/2021 10:53:04 2 1
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would you settle for £3 and scrap the road tax?
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Amy
08/02/2021 11:07:35 1 0
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Road tax was abolished in 1937
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08/02/2021 10:53:30 13 7
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Once the pandemic is controlled people will rapidly return to life as it was. More travel, more fuel used.
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08/02/2021 13:12:07 3 0
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Yes, but many will keep the rsduction of pollution and environmental benefits, esp to wildlife, in mind for ghe future. Hopecully, at least.
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08/02/2021 10:40:59 7 10
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Then once we are independant we can charge the english way more for our oil and show them who is in charge. We have a great future with Nicola to guide us
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08/02/2021 10:55:30 1 3
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Once you have shouldered your share of the national debt, all "English" investment is gone from your land, you no longer can use the pound and the border is up you can use all that oil to heat your wee bit butt and ben.
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08/02/2021 10:34:06 4 18
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Good news for Scottish nationalists.

No wonder the English nationalists are a bit quiet on this one.
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08/02/2021 10:55:42 0 1
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it wont last long, they havnt woken up yet and so far its westminster that get most of the cash.
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08/02/2021 10:55:58 4 4
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If there's one thing we can all agree on it's that oil barons have suffered enough and are so impoverished that all of us hope that oil prices climb quickly and significantly so they don't have to suffer the financial hardships they must be so used to...
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08/02/2021 13:19:10 1 1
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High oil prices are beneficoal.
They force us to look for alternativesOr should.
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08/02/2021 10:38:11 2 24
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Petrol should be £10 a litre at the pumps and the money should go to green projects
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08/02/2021 10:57:25 1 1
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Rather than just downvote.... ...The problem is that even if it was 20p extra per litre - which would generate £9.38bn per year (based on numbers from RAC), this would still be a cost that many could not afford.

Nobody would be able to afford to commute for either office or retail work - economy collapse. The privately run public transport industry would then hike up their prices. Lose / Lose
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08/02/2021 11:11:56 1 0
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For a long time, was it a decade ago (?), prices at the pump were 20p more and the economy didn't tank. At £10 per litre, delivery companies would go bust. Transport and hauliers would go bust. Airlines would go bust. etc etc.
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08/02/2021 10:57:48 4 7
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Colin
10:44
"The SNP are probably rubbing their hands hoping to use any additional money to fund their craving for Independence and forgetting that by 2050 most countries want oil to be obsolete. As that is Scotland's only real income queue Bankruptcy providing the SNP haven't already destroyed Scotland."

Indeed the IndyRef economic model was based on >$120 per barrel. Never see that price again
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08/02/2021 12:49:05 3 0
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So the SNP have destroyed Scotland.

Is that the reason they will win a landslide victory next May.
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08/02/2021 10:59:40 0 4
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Lets hope that sometime soon someone realises we can make these fuels using solar energy, water and air. Petrol etc. can then be supplied to ourcurrent fleet of planes and cars WITHOUT replacing them and without huge infrastructure changes. The fuel from air technology is proven and WORKS without having lots of rare metals, new infrastructure, new vehicles and continuing polution for 20+ years .
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08/02/2021 11:30:56 1 2
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Whilst I'm a advocate of clean renewable energy and technologies I'm also a pragmatic realist and I don't believe things will move at the speed you think, I'll just be happy if we can stop burning fossil fuels whilst maintaining our electricity supplies, then tackle transport and industrial energy uses but then we're still left with feedstocks for likes of chemicals and plastics to deal with.??
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08/02/2021 13:41:05 0 0
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It needs catalysts, and a source of carbon. Carbon dioxide around 400 ppm in air., so, no, it needs more than air.
Carbon recovery can be used, but that is also very expensive atm. And the scale?
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08/02/2021 11:01:12 3 9
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Yes Scottish Independence is fast becoming both fiscally viable , economically for the Scots a necessity and a fervent passion as they trounced the English at Twickenham.
Oil is King.
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08/02/2021 11:43:50 0 2
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The old fields are running out
The new ones arnt financially viable
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08/02/2021 14:16:28 0 0
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Why Scots Nationalists go on at us English is beyond me. We are as Nationalistic as Scots, but much more tolerant. We put up with being the only Nationalism that dare not speak its name, no answer so far in my lifetime for the West Lothian question & unending abuse for voting to leave the EU. Peter Hitchens is right, time for all the UK to vote if they want it to continue.
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08/02/2021 11:01:13 1 5
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Petrol (and kerosene) from air is proven to be possible. Its effective solar energy to chemical energy. It leaves us able to replace current fuel WITHOUT updating cars, without heavy metals, without range restrictions, without new road taxation systems, without stress or cost. It is remarkably SIMPLE to do and far far quicker to properly 'green' as the tailpipe CO2 is absorbed into new fuel.
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08/02/2021 13:37:53 0 0
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And the production cost, in the quantities we need?
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08/02/2021 11:04:39 28 8
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I can't wait for the Fusion roll-out to be announced, Hopefully this will happen sometime in the next decade.
Once infinite amounts of clean & safe energy from Hydrogen fusion becomes available, other (fossil) fuels such as Coal, Oil & Gas, with all the pollution will disappear, almost overnight!
This necessary & essential break-through will also prevent global-warming as an environmental issue.
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08/02/2021 11:13:53 15 4
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Try 2050 for Fusion.
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08/02/2021 11:19:43 9 1
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Whilst I align with your thoughts I wouldn't hold your breath as oil isn't just used for transportation, it's a big world with lots of people who use a lot of oil's derivatives like chemicals and plastic and I can't see any of them being replaced anytime soon.??
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08/02/2021 14:05:12 1 0
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i remember visiting AEAl in 1988 and being told fusion would solve the world's energy crisis by 2005 - fusion would be wonderful; & genuinely solve emissions and energy poverty at the same time - BUT it is always 20 years away and remains to, 30 years after I was told it would be 21st century core fuel.

never known a period when wishful thinking trumps reality when it comes to energy solutions...
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08/02/2021 23:24:28 0 0
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They have tried for decades, nothing doing. Petrol from air has been shown to work. This would be enough... solar (or any other energy) to power the conversion of CO2 and H2O to petrol, then current infrastructure and engines to use it producing CO2 and H20. Basically use the petrol in place of a battery as its energy density is better.
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08/02/2021 10:38:11 2 24
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Petrol should be £10 a litre at the pumps and the money should go to green projects
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08/02/2021 11:04:53 0 0
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My Bentley has a 5 litre engine! Imagine how much it would cost to get to the shops.
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08/02/2021 12:00:34 0 0
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You can afford it
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08/02/2021 11:07:15 17 8
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I think (hope) we are on the cusp of politicians the world over accepting the cost of doing nothing about climate change is going to cost a lot more than actually doing something about it.

Black gold suppliers should make the most of this year because times are changing.
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08/02/2021 11:25:51 16 4
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Think you'll find it will be a bit longer than "the most of this year"
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08/02/2021 11:41:27 1 3
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Totally, the simplest thing to do would be to invest in petrol from air technology (proven to work) thus leaving us with our current vehicles and infrastructure and practically free fuel. (no refining or drilling is needed)
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08/02/2021 13:05:54 0 0
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Politicians the world over only accept that wich furthers their ambitions.
We are world lraders in that field.
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08/02/2021 10:46:40 3 0
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The white paper was based on $113/barrel, the price is approaching $60/barrel so a bit early for 'I told you so'.
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08/02/2021 11:07:35 3 3
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think the snp has wisely dumped oil and now going for wind and hopefully tidal since we have lots of both and they are liable to outlast fossil fuels for transport, hopefully in ten years most vehicles will be electric and oil reserved for specialist vehicles.
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08/02/2021 11:31:14 1 0
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Make that twenty years.....
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08/02/2021 10:53:04 2 1
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would you settle for £3 and scrap the road tax?
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Amy
08/02/2021 11:07:35 1 0
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Road tax was abolished in 1937
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08/02/2021 10:45:17 3 0
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Oil prices are volatile. Just because they have gone up for now doesn't mean they won't crash in the near future.
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08/02/2021 11:07:51 3 2
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Just because the Scots voted to remain in 2014 doesn't mean they will do again in the future.
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08/02/2021 20:52:41 0 0
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Doesn't bother me, getting a slice of Scotland on the cheap is a good thing for me.
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ken
08/02/2021 11:07:59 50 15
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I cannot believe the price has recovered in the current climate another fine example of market manipulation free market my A***
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08/02/2021 12:42:41 9 2
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Oil market is never free - it is set by exploration and production capacities which in turn is influenced in the longer term by sentiment in the producer nations and companies. Put it like this - the world is telling you that you cannot produce your oil reserves long term. What possibly reason do you have for keeping the price low in the short term?
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08/02/2021 12:43:04 1 2
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The international oil market is far too large and diverse for prices to be manipulated. All that is happening is that you don't understand how such a volatile market works - for instance, this is a short lived rally in oil share prices which in general have halved since 2018.
In real terms, the prices of most oil shares have fallen relentlessly since their peak 30 years ago.
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08/02/2021 11:08:38 75 14
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If we reduce our dependence on oil we don’t just help towards combating climate change, but we stop supporting the OPEC cartel and its many authoritarian regimes.
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Amy
08/02/2021 11:11:59 29 79
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You mean like the UK. I thought Brexit was all about rip roar trading ... selling ammo, planes and stuff. NO?
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08/02/2021 11:40:25 3 12
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True. Easy way to stop that is the petrol from air solutions that just require solar (or maybe wind/nuclear) energy to create petrol combining CO2 and water. We use current cars and infrastructure with no extra costs. Indeed it will be zero cost to produce (no refining or drilling needed). The cars will burn the fuel and return the CO2 to the air for recombining.
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PCS
08/02/2021 13:52:55 4 1
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Even if demand has dropped it never ever drops significantly on the forecourts! Can't afford an electric car, so reckon I'll keep my 15yo UK diesel car on the road for another 5 years
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08/02/2021 16:34:36 0 0
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OPEC must be the only cartel that operates openly to fix the global price of oil yet is accepted by all Governments. It's corrupt and any country that participates should be prosecuted.
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08/02/2021 19:55:56 0 0
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you do realise that 3 of the top 6 oil exporters are not part of opec dont you?
and that includes america and canada. while we are at it note america has increased its oil exports 615% since 2015
http://www.worldstopexports.com/worlds-top-oil-exports-country/
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08/02/2021 20:45:47 0 0
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They don’t need it, most have been sensible and used the money they have already earned to invest. They have massive holdings in global companies, and of course used money to develop places like Dubai as holiday destinations
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08/02/2021 10:40:59 7 10
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Then once we are independant we can charge the english way more for our oil and show them who is in charge. We have a great future with Nicola to guide us
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Amy
08/02/2021 11:09:05 3 1
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You can't be for real. You must be attempting to wind up people for a laugh.
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08/02/2021 11:31:58 0 1
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He/she isn't and he/she is
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08/02/2021 11:42:14 1 1
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This is the problem with te engish, they simply don`t realise how they are subsidised by us and it has to stop
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08/02/2021 12:46:29 1 0
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Worked with you didn’t it ?
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Sad to say so but Asia /Australasia has proven far more effective at handling the pandemic than the Western World led by the US & its Atlantic dominions (England)?

How could we have been the worst, when we had the intellectual giants Trump, Mini-Trump and Mr Eyetest in charge?
Removed
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08/02/2021 11:14:29 1 5
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Cant argue with that, although some will gladly do just that.
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08/02/2021 10:57:25 1 1
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Rather than just downvote.... ...The problem is that even if it was 20p extra per litre - which would generate £9.38bn per year (based on numbers from RAC), this would still be a cost that many could not afford.

Nobody would be able to afford to commute for either office or retail work - economy collapse. The privately run public transport industry would then hike up their prices. Lose / Lose
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08/02/2021 11:11:56 1 0
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For a long time, was it a decade ago (?), prices at the pump were 20p more and the economy didn't tank. At £10 per litre, delivery companies would go bust. Transport and hauliers would go bust. Airlines would go bust. etc etc.
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08/02/2021 11:24:53 0 0
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I worked in a petrol station in 1969-70 when fuel cost thirty-seven and a half pence (7/8d in old money) per gallon - or about 8.3p per litre.
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08/02/2021 11:08:38 75 14
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If we reduce our dependence on oil we don’t just help towards combating climate change, but we stop supporting the OPEC cartel and its many authoritarian regimes.
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Amy
08/02/2021 11:11:59 29 79
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You mean like the UK. I thought Brexit was all about rip roar trading ... selling ammo, planes and stuff. NO?
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08/02/2021 11:34:50 18 5
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What you thought and what is true are two very different things.
I really can't remember "selling ammo" was on the side of the bus.
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08/02/2021 12:26:46 15 6
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You worry about doing your GCSE,s amy you might learn a bit more then
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08/02/2021 12:30:39 10 6
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And still nothing about solar on peoples roofs,definitely not in their interests but it is in ours vile people running this planet into the ground stop dribbling on about Brexit this is massive compared to that
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08/02/2021 12:38:42 4 2
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As we say up here, 'You know what thought did don't you?' - I'll leave you to find the answer.
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08/02/2021 13:25:25 14 0
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Do you have to put the word Brexit into every sentence.....?
'What do you want for breakfast dear'....'Oh I'll have a bowl of Brexits please' !?!
186
08/02/2021 13:27:34 12 2
bbc
Moaning Remainers never give up.
237
08/02/2021 15:20:04 6 0
bbc
Yes that right Amy. Brexit was all about people in their 70s and 80s wanting to sell more and more ammunition to the Middle East!!!!! My god what an idiotic statement
248
08/02/2021 16:05:31 6 0
bbc
Nice one Amy - NOT, There is a world outside Brexit. It's happened, it's done so GET OVER IT.
31
08/02/2021 11:04:39 28 8
bbc
I can't wait for the Fusion roll-out to be announced, Hopefully this will happen sometime in the next decade.
Once infinite amounts of clean & safe energy from Hydrogen fusion becomes available, other (fossil) fuels such as Coal, Oil & Gas, with all the pollution will disappear, almost overnight!
This necessary & essential break-through will also prevent global-warming as an environmental issue.
43
08/02/2021 11:13:53 15 4
bbc
Try 2050 for Fusion.
72
08/02/2021 11:36:47 7 1
bbc
Then move that to 2100
157
08/02/2021 13:01:43 0 0
bbc
Maybe.
16
08/02/2021 10:47:53 14 2
bbc
There's a man that doesn't NEED a car for work etc. The poor are already paying 80% tax on petrol and higher Car Tax because can't afford newer car let alone Electric.

London Commuters should pay full cost of travel rail, underground and buses. No more subsidies
44
08/02/2021 11:14:23 0 0
bbc
"London Commuters should pay full cost of travel rail, underground and buses. No more subsidies"

Subsidies come from somewhere..... their taxes. So, they are paying thier own subsidies. They just don't know it.
Sad to say so but Asia /Australasia has proven far more effective at handling the pandemic than the Western World led by the US & its Atlantic dominions (England)?

How could we have been the worst, when we had the intellectual giants Trump, Mini-Trump and Mr Eyetest in charge?
Removed
45
08/02/2021 11:14:29 1 5
bbc
Cant argue with that, although some will gladly do just that.
46
08/02/2021 11:15:24 3 4
bbc
cant work out why the rise when all the tankers are tied up full and looking for an upturn ,it looks like we are being up turned here.
47
08/02/2021 11:17:14 2 6
bbc
Obviously a lot of vested interests surround Oil. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Nothing change its still all going in a circular motion, with the mugs still at the ladders bottom rung.

Sad but not unexpected.
48
08/02/2021 11:17:46 13 9
bbc
Many pension funds have huge investment in oil company stock.

Be careful what you wish for.
49
08/02/2021 11:18:15 0 5
bbc
recently an oil driller in the USA said GOD put the oil in the ground for us to use but is there any truth in this?
57
08/02/2021 11:26:19 1 2
bbc
He also gave us Clapham junction.
223
08/02/2021 14:12:36 0 0
bbc
About as much as Greta spouts
31
08/02/2021 11:04:39 28 8
bbc
I can't wait for the Fusion roll-out to be announced, Hopefully this will happen sometime in the next decade.
Once infinite amounts of clean & safe energy from Hydrogen fusion becomes available, other (fossil) fuels such as Coal, Oil & Gas, with all the pollution will disappear, almost overnight!
This necessary & essential break-through will also prevent global-warming as an environmental issue.
50
08/02/2021 11:19:43 9 1
bbc
Whilst I align with your thoughts I wouldn't hold your breath as oil isn't just used for transportation, it's a big world with lots of people who use a lot of oil's derivatives like chemicals and plastic and I can't see any of them being replaced anytime soon.??
140
08/02/2021 12:51:17 1 0
bbc
so long as they stop burning the stuff does it matter?
11
08/02/2021 10:44:20 7 13
bbc
This rise is based on traders taking a risk has nothing to do with sales. The SNP are probably rubbing their hands hoping to use any additional money to fund their craving for Independence and forgetting that by 2050 most countries want oil to be obsolete. As that is Scotland's only real income queue Bankruptcy providing the SNP haven't already destroyed Scotland.
51
08/02/2021 11:19:52 1 1
bbc
Scotland have a big renewable energy industry (and technolgy) Their energy policies (income) of the future are based on this and not not oil
204
08/02/2021 13:44:04 0 0
bbc
Scotland has survived witbout fossil-derived energy for several, albeit short , periods already.
It is well on the way to independence from fossil fuels in the energy field.
52
08/02/2021 11:19:01 23 8
bbc
Fairly obvious that the, so called, 'Lock Down' is being largely ignored with much more traffic on the roads than first time around - leading to greater Fuel consumption.
156
08/02/2021 13:01:21 5 0
bbc
Inevitable, as there is fear in using public transport, wbere it is even available.

When I have needed to travel, to collect medication, of for medical reasons, I am often the only passenger on the bus.
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mc
08/02/2021 13:01:19 1 1
bbc
ignored by keyworkers how dare they drive to work
53
08/02/2021 11:24:13 17 7
bbc
Huge profiteering going on by the fat cat oil companies. Heating oil has doubled in price in the last four months. In September it was 0.20 pence per litre it is now 0.41 pence per litre.
70
08/02/2021 11:34:51 3 2
bbc
In Belgium 26-Oct-2020 €0.54 = 30.47 Feb-2021 €0.645 = approx £0.56
114
08/02/2021 12:36:23 0 0
bbc
.48p a litre yesterday, cheapest I could find, suspect someone is making a lot of money from it.
127
08/02/2021 12:46:07 1 1
bbc
In fact most of the retail price of oil and its derivatives is tax. Fat cat politicians building their fantasies with other people's money.
134
08/02/2021 12:46:59 2 2
bbc
Most of the increases in energy bills are to pay for the ludicrous Green subsidies. We keep this up and the 'Global Warming' the continent is currently suffering will have us in the Ice age predicted in the 1970's
54
08/02/2021 11:24:27 14 4
bbc
our son says on his commute home from London to reading has never been more busy but here in east wales we are still in purgatory
167
08/02/2021 13:10:25 3 1
bbc
And in my county, in hhe SE, cases have fallen from 11,560 to 540 over 5 weeks.
Give me purgatory if we get out of this mostly alive.
41
08/02/2021 11:11:56 1 0
bbc
For a long time, was it a decade ago (?), prices at the pump were 20p more and the economy didn't tank. At £10 per litre, delivery companies would go bust. Transport and hauliers would go bust. Airlines would go bust. etc etc.
55
08/02/2021 11:24:53 0 0
bbc
I worked in a petrol station in 1969-70 when fuel cost thirty-seven and a half pence (7/8d in old money) per gallon - or about 8.3p per litre.
82
08/02/2021 11:45:43 0 0
bbc
Yes, that's right, although I was only 15 and now really interested on petrol prices.
But, in 1970 a loaf of bread cost 9p and the average weekly wage was around £32. Imagine having to pay £1.25 per ltr on those wages! A bit like paying £10 p/l now, as suggested above.
33
08/02/2021 11:07:15 17 8
bbc
I think (hope) we are on the cusp of politicians the world over accepting the cost of doing nothing about climate change is going to cost a lot more than actually doing something about it.

Black gold suppliers should make the most of this year because times are changing.
56
08/02/2021 11:25:51 16 4
bbc
Think you'll find it will be a bit longer than "the most of this year"
49
08/02/2021 11:18:15 0 5
bbc
recently an oil driller in the USA said GOD put the oil in the ground for us to use but is there any truth in this?
57
08/02/2021 11:26:19 1 2
bbc
He also gave us Clapham junction.
58
08/02/2021 11:28:07 7 11
bbc
The price surge will only last until the green lunatics scare enough people with threats of Armageddon for every drop of oil we extract.
68
08/02/2021 11:34:40 8 3
bbc
The Greens only scare some western countries, the rest of the world will take on our production and keep on using.
73
08/02/2021 11:38:11 0 0
bbc
The greens are not being intelligent. Pushing for electric power thyey dont understand the costs of while NOT pushing for the obvious fuel rfom air solution that would solve the problem quickly, cheaply and 100% certainly. Use solar to take CO2 and water to make petrol. Burn the petrol to release the CO2 and water. Simple and easy cycle. Solar to chemical, nothing else needs to change.
16
08/02/2021 10:47:53 14 2
bbc
There's a man that doesn't NEED a car for work etc. The poor are already paying 80% tax on petrol and higher Car Tax because can't afford newer car let alone Electric.

London Commuters should pay full cost of travel rail, underground and buses. No more subsidies
59
08/02/2021 11:28:39 0 0
bbc
or woman?
307
08/02/2021 19:32:52 0 0
bbc
"Why are you always going on about women, Reg?"
9
08/02/2021 10:40:59 7 10
bbc
Then once we are independant we can charge the english way more for our oil and show them who is in charge. We have a great future with Nicola to guide us
60
08/02/2021 11:29:49 1 1
bbc
Assume that's black humour?
61
08/02/2021 11:30:12 1 7
bbc
..and when the vaccines prove problematic...its all gonna come crashing down again.
80
08/02/2021 11:44:27 2 2
bbc
They won't. But we know what you really mean by that comment. Try Facebook.
119
08/02/2021 12:39:49 1 0
bbc
Somebody who always looks on the bright side of life?
28
08/02/2021 10:59:40 0 4
bbc
Lets hope that sometime soon someone realises we can make these fuels using solar energy, water and air. Petrol etc. can then be supplied to ourcurrent fleet of planes and cars WITHOUT replacing them and without huge infrastructure changes. The fuel from air technology is proven and WORKS without having lots of rare metals, new infrastructure, new vehicles and continuing polution for 20+ years .
62
08/02/2021 11:30:56 1 2
bbc
Whilst I'm a advocate of clean renewable energy and technologies I'm also a pragmatic realist and I don't believe things will move at the speed you think, I'll just be happy if we can stop burning fossil fuels whilst maintaining our electricity supplies, then tackle transport and industrial energy uses but then we're still left with feedstocks for likes of chemicals and plastics to deal with.??
34
08/02/2021 11:07:35 3 3
bbc
think the snp has wisely dumped oil and now going for wind and hopefully tidal since we have lots of both and they are liable to outlast fossil fuels for transport, hopefully in ten years most vehicles will be electric and oil reserved for specialist vehicles.
63
08/02/2021 11:31:14 1 0
bbc
Make that twenty years.....
64
08/02/2021 11:31:23 9 5
bbc
And yet countless commissions have found no evidence that the cartels, that can control supply have any monopoly influence over pricing.
The combination of controlling supply and influencing the futures market means we pay the oil price they set.
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Amy
08/02/2021 11:09:05 3 1
bbc
You can't be for real. You must be attempting to wind up people for a laugh.
65
08/02/2021 11:31:58 0 1
bbc
He/she isn't and he/she is
66
08/02/2021 11:32:13 2 1
bbc
but if people remember the 1970s when petrol was rationed and the lines of cars hoping they would get a share well these days what price will we pay to get the fuel ,what ever i think.
98
08/02/2021 12:17:09 5 4
bbc
I do and it was 32p a gallon for 2star. Also had power cuts so petrol had to be hand pumped sometimes, limit was 2 gallons per car. I worked in a garage then. Wonder what the price would be now linked to inflation? Pre common market then, life got a lot better after we joined.
180
08/02/2021 13:22:39 0 0
bbc
I do.
And remember running my old sidevalve engine on paraffin. Stank, and a bit illegal.
Pour a drop of petrol in the carb to start.
67
08/02/2021 11:34:25 0 4
bbc
I wonder how many vaccinations we will end up with! Already talk of boosters and modified types for the variants. Vaccination is not going to be the get out clause that was touted only a few weeks ago. Lots of instability to come and not just regarding oil.
78
08/02/2021 11:42:29 6 1
bbc
There always was talk about this and thats why the vaccines are monitored against Mutations as they were anticipated

Its happened earlier than expected in High infection areas due to soaring idiocy rates.
58
08/02/2021 11:28:07 7 11
bbc
The price surge will only last until the green lunatics scare enough people with threats of Armageddon for every drop of oil we extract.
68
08/02/2021 11:34:40 8 3
bbc
The Greens only scare some western countries, the rest of the world will take on our production and keep on using.
102
08/02/2021 12:21:36 1 0
bbc
They wont because green energy is cheaper than fossil and the third world is starting from now in getting things together and dont have to dump or out live the dinosaurs in their societies first.
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Amy
08/02/2021 11:11:59 29 79
bbc
You mean like the UK. I thought Brexit was all about rip roar trading ... selling ammo, planes and stuff. NO?
69
08/02/2021 11:34:50 18 5
bbc
What you thought and what is true are two very different things.
I really can't remember "selling ammo" was on the side of the bus.
53
08/02/2021 11:24:13 17 7
bbc
Huge profiteering going on by the fat cat oil companies. Heating oil has doubled in price in the last four months. In September it was 0.20 pence per litre it is now 0.41 pence per litre.
70
08/02/2021 11:34:51 3 2
bbc
In Belgium 26-Oct-2020 €0.54 = 30.47 Feb-2021 €0.645 = approx £0.56
71
08/02/2021 11:36:31 0 1
bbc
'Wonderif' anyone has seen the pollution figures from Covid start to now?

Can you post the links please?
192
08/02/2021 13:34:15 0 0
bbc
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ons-air-pollution-and-covid-19-mortality-rates-in-england-6-august-2020

Haven't seen the latest or figures for the other nations.
Should be out this month.
43
08/02/2021 11:13:53 15 4
bbc
Try 2050 for Fusion.
72
08/02/2021 11:36:47 7 1
bbc
Then move that to 2100
135
08/02/2021 12:47:20 4 2
bbc
We already can do fusion, it's just highly uncontrollable and is only useful for flattening cities right now.
58
08/02/2021 11:28:07 7 11
bbc
The price surge will only last until the green lunatics scare enough people with threats of Armageddon for every drop of oil we extract.
73
08/02/2021 11:38:11 0 0
bbc
The greens are not being intelligent. Pushing for electric power thyey dont understand the costs of while NOT pushing for the obvious fuel rfom air solution that would solve the problem quickly, cheaply and 100% certainly. Use solar to take CO2 and water to make petrol. Burn the petrol to release the CO2 and water. Simple and easy cycle. Solar to chemical, nothing else needs to change.
91
08/02/2021 12:02:39 1 0
bbc
Think you need to check your research or at least provide a credible link.

How big & type does a solar farm need to be to produce 1 litre per person per day? And we all use more than that due to agriculture, general consumption etc
20
08/02/2021 10:52:14 31 6
bbc
Why does the BBC publish pictures of an Amazon Van, other on line providers are available.
74
08/02/2021 11:39:16 13 7
bbc
They're by far the largest online retailedr in the World maybe?
38
08/02/2021 11:08:38 75 14
bbc
If we reduce our dependence on oil we don’t just help towards combating climate change, but we stop supporting the OPEC cartel and its many authoritarian regimes.
75
08/02/2021 11:40:25 3 12
bbc
True. Easy way to stop that is the petrol from air solutions that just require solar (or maybe wind/nuclear) energy to create petrol combining CO2 and water. We use current cars and infrastructure with no extra costs. Indeed it will be zero cost to produce (no refining or drilling needed). The cars will burn the fuel and return the CO2 to the air for recombining.
225
08/02/2021 14:13:36 3 1
bbc
what a load of cobblers - if something sounds too good to be true, it is - we don't need environmental snake oil salespersons.....
33
08/02/2021 11:07:15 17 8
bbc
I think (hope) we are on the cusp of politicians the world over accepting the cost of doing nothing about climate change is going to cost a lot more than actually doing something about it.

Black gold suppliers should make the most of this year because times are changing.
76
08/02/2021 11:41:27 1 3
bbc
Totally, the simplest thing to do would be to invest in petrol from air technology (proven to work) thus leaving us with our current vehicles and infrastructure and practically free fuel. (no refining or drilling is needed)
110
08/02/2021 12:25:46 1 0
bbc
Sounds like you have either been reading science fiction or made up stuff on line WE need to get rid of petrol, no matter where it comes from, because it pollutes.
112
08/02/2021 12:29:06 2 0
bbc
The art of Alchemy was shown to be bunkum about 500 years ago!
39
Amy
08/02/2021 11:09:05 3 1
bbc
You can't be for real. You must be attempting to wind up people for a laugh.
77
08/02/2021 11:42:14 1 1
bbc
This is the problem with te engish, they simply don`t realise how they are subsidised by us and it has to stop
67
08/02/2021 11:34:25 0 4
bbc
I wonder how many vaccinations we will end up with! Already talk of boosters and modified types for the variants. Vaccination is not going to be the get out clause that was touted only a few weeks ago. Lots of instability to come and not just regarding oil.
78
08/02/2021 11:42:29 6 1
bbc
There always was talk about this and thats why the vaccines are monitored against Mutations as they were anticipated

Its happened earlier than expected in High infection areas due to soaring idiocy rates.
86
08/02/2021 11:49:21 1 0
bbc
Especially in Clowning Street
141
08/02/2021 12:51:39 0 0
bbc
Rubbish, the only idiots are the lock-downers of the Covid Cult.
29
08/02/2021 11:01:12 3 9
bbc
Yes Scottish Independence is fast becoming both fiscally viable , economically for the Scots a necessity and a fervent passion as they trounced the English at Twickenham.
Oil is King.
79
08/02/2021 11:43:50 0 2
bbc
The old fields are running out
The new ones arnt financially viable
145
08/02/2021 12:53:56 1 0
bbc
As a man who works in the Oil Industry, i can tell you first hand that's nonsense.
61
08/02/2021 11:30:12 1 7
bbc
..and when the vaccines prove problematic...its all gonna come crashing down again.
80
08/02/2021 11:44:27 2 2
bbc
They won't. But we know what you really mean by that comment. Try Facebook.
81
08/02/2021 11:43:53 2 9
bbc
I wonder how Asia has largely recovered from covid with very few deaths when the suffering UK and USA both had world-beating leaders for the whole of 2020?

Seems very odd, Trump & Mini Trump knew what they were doing, surely?
92
08/02/2021 12:06:01 6 2
bbc
How accurate have Chinese reports of deaths been? How much easier is it for a tyranny to control its population?
228
08/02/2021 14:18:19 0 0
bbc
Because of many reasons, scientific ones, but the Covid Cult don't do science, they believe in the Great God Covid and his Prophet, Prof Ferguson so everything is down to lack of faith in the Cult and lock-downs.
55
08/02/2021 11:24:53 0 0
bbc
I worked in a petrol station in 1969-70 when fuel cost thirty-seven and a half pence (7/8d in old money) per gallon - or about 8.3p per litre.
82
08/02/2021 11:45:43 0 0
bbc
Yes, that's right, although I was only 15 and now really interested on petrol prices.
But, in 1970 a loaf of bread cost 9p and the average weekly wage was around £32. Imagine having to pay £1.25 per ltr on those wages! A bit like paying £10 p/l now, as suggested above.
3
08/02/2021 10:35:09 53 9
bbc
Sometimes it feels as if this virus is Earth's way of catching its breath and slowing down pollution for a while...
83
08/02/2021 11:47:29 54 5
bbc
Earth is in for a big shock then, as someone who has spent the last 10 years working for a company which looks for new oil, whilst the Western world has made a small effort for new sources of energy. Most of my work has been in Africa, Asia and South America as they plan to produce more than ever. If people consume, they will produce, it's as simple as that.
219
08/02/2021 14:07:24 0 0
bbc
Earth isnt bothered, its Whomans that are in for the shock. This virus is just a taster.
348
09/02/2021 17:07:20 0 0
bbc
Would be interested to know the company you work for during the last 10 years ? At least we now have an American President who accepts that Climate Change is real.
84
08/02/2021 11:50:26 20 4
bbc
To quote Mark Twain "The rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated".

Oil/Gas: Whilst I'm a advocate of clean renewable energy I'm also a pragmatic realist it'll be generations before oil/gas is substituted by an alternative renewable fueled world, as besides electricity generation, there's transport and industrial uses like feedstocks for likes of chemicals and plastics to deal with.??
131
08/02/2021 12:46:28 9 8
bbc
So what hope can we have of arresting, let alone reversing, climate change?
We really need to be acting now in a revolutionary way.
253
ljs
08/02/2021 16:12:44 1 4
bbc
Time to get out of oil and gas and into liquid hydrogen, the fuel of the future.

Electric vehicles are just an expensive blind alley, to fool the politicians.

Most transport pollution is caused by ships and jet aircraft,

but we will NEVER get electric ships or aircraft.

An Engineer who KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
85
08/02/2021 11:51:53 21 3
bbc
Oil prices climb back to pre-pandemic levels, however, consumption hasn't.

Does that just mean they put the price went up?
89
08/02/2021 11:59:09 6 3
bbc
Oil prices vary due to other factors. Forecast increases in consumption and a reduction in Saudi production are part of the reason.
95
08/02/2021 12:10:38 1 0
bbc
yep
242
08/02/2021 15:31:53 0 0
bbc
Quite simply, yes. By artificially restricting production, which means that the reduced total income is still hurting countries with economies dependent on oil extraction
265
08/02/2021 16:37:07 0 0
bbc
Reserves should be sky high, that would bring the price down though!!!
323
08/02/2021 22:29:56 0 0
bbc
I remember the roads being deserted last Easter, not so anymore. So I think the price reflects current consumption.
78
08/02/2021 11:42:29 6 1
bbc
There always was talk about this and thats why the vaccines are monitored against Mutations as they were anticipated

Its happened earlier than expected in High infection areas due to soaring idiocy rates.
86
08/02/2021 11:49:21 1 0
bbc
Especially in Clowning Street
87
08/02/2021 11:56:07 3 2
bbc
Finkelstein
11:24
Huge profiteering going on by the fat cat oil companies. Heating oil has doubled in price in the last four months. In September it was 0.20 pence per litre it is now 0.41 pence per litre.

----------------------
Out of interest. At 1.2.21

France €0.792 = £0.70

Germany €0.644 = £0.55

Spain €0.622 = £0.54

Italy €1.172 = £1.02

Holland €1.085= £0.94

Belgium €0.645 = £0.56
138
08/02/2021 12:49:16 1 1
bbc
Ever thought that it might be the fiat currency they are all printing as though there were no tomorrow that may be tec cause, it being devalued rather than oil etc revalued?
320
08/02/2021 21:00:17 0 0
bbc
And EU rules forced the UK gov to charge VAT at 5%, when the UK did not want VAT on heating fuel
88
08/02/2021 11:58:33 6 4
bbc
This is pure price Manipulation in the Oil market, by Oil Companies and Oil Traders. No major economy has recovered to the 2020 pre pandemic levels and yet we are being fed the mythical demand story to be followed by the mythical currency story. As usual the authorities sit on their hands.
85
08/02/2021 11:51:53 21 3
bbc
Oil prices climb back to pre-pandemic levels, however, consumption hasn't.

Does that just mean they put the price went up?
89
08/02/2021 11:59:09 6 3
bbc
Oil prices vary due to other factors. Forecast increases in consumption and a reduction in Saudi production are part of the reason.
100
08/02/2021 12:18:30 2 0
bbc
Oil prices have become more and more like stock prices. That is to say, they are more and more detached from the factors formerly considered to be controlling levers. Everything changes, right?

Oil prices are as artificial today as they were before attempts to control the price by using spot markets and the invisible hand...
32
08/02/2021 11:04:53 0 0
bbc
My Bentley has a 5 litre engine! Imagine how much it would cost to get to the shops.
90
08/02/2021 12:00:34 0 0
bbc
You can afford it
73
08/02/2021 11:38:11 0 0
bbc
The greens are not being intelligent. Pushing for electric power thyey dont understand the costs of while NOT pushing for the obvious fuel rfom air solution that would solve the problem quickly, cheaply and 100% certainly. Use solar to take CO2 and water to make petrol. Burn the petrol to release the CO2 and water. Simple and easy cycle. Solar to chemical, nothing else needs to change.
91
08/02/2021 12:02:39 1 0
bbc
Think you need to check your research or at least provide a credible link.

How big & type does a solar farm need to be to produce 1 litre per person per day? And we all use more than that due to agriculture, general consumption etc
81
08/02/2021 11:43:53 2 9
bbc
I wonder how Asia has largely recovered from covid with very few deaths when the suffering UK and USA both had world-beating leaders for the whole of 2020?

Seems very odd, Trump & Mini Trump knew what they were doing, surely?
92
08/02/2021 12:06:01 6 2
bbc
How accurate have Chinese reports of deaths been? How much easier is it for a tyranny to control its population?
97
08/02/2021 12:15:15 0 0
bbc
Lol, you think the US and UK are bastions of freedom?

Try opposing the establishment in either country you’ll find they’re not much different from China & co.
93
08/02/2021 12:02:45 4 5
bbc
What is starmerism, as even Blair doesn't know what it is or where it's heading.
Maybe John on here his knows what it is , and where's it going.
John, over to you
96
08/02/2021 12:11:07 3 3
bbc
CHIP. SHOULDER. YOU.

Make your own joke up.
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08/02/2021 12:18:23 4 1
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Lol you think anyone who hasn’t fallen for the extremist lies of the current U.K. Govt. must be a “lefty”?

Where does that leave Theresa May, Phillip Hammond, Ken Clarke & co.?

Singing the Red Flag?
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08/02/2021 12:08:32 13 5
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Who selects which stories can be commented on?
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08/02/2021 12:17:52 4 5
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God.
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08/02/2021 13:07:18 0 0
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Very good point.

In today's age where the mantras are freedom of speech & equality why do we not have an HYS on every subject?

Anything else is controlling the public narrative IMO.

And you could sack one of the many highly paid stars on the payroll to get several staff to monitor it; that would be the only legitimate reason they could offer as to why they don't.
The is a question I asked the moderators when they deleted one of my posts for writing 'yawn' as a reply to a very repetitive complaint. They said that they were unable to discuss the issue and rejected my appeal.

The moderators are certainly BBC luvvies.
Removed
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08/02/2021 13:29:51 2 1
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'The Woke'
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08/02/2021 11:51:53 21 3
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Oil prices climb back to pre-pandemic levels, however, consumption hasn't.

Does that just mean they put the price went up?
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08/02/2021 12:10:38 1 0
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yep
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08/02/2021 12:02:45 4 5
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What is starmerism, as even Blair doesn't know what it is or where it's heading.
Maybe John on here his knows what it is , and where's it going.
John, over to you
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08/02/2021 12:11:07 3 3
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CHIP. SHOULDER. YOU.

Make your own joke up.
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08/02/2021 12:06:01 6 2
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How accurate have Chinese reports of deaths been? How much easier is it for a tyranny to control its population?
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08/02/2021 12:15:15 0 0
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Lol, you think the US and UK are bastions of freedom?

Try opposing the establishment in either country you’ll find they’re not much different from China & co.
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08/02/2021 11:32:13 2 1
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but if people remember the 1970s when petrol was rationed and the lines of cars hoping they would get a share well these days what price will we pay to get the fuel ,what ever i think.
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08/02/2021 12:17:09 5 4
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I do and it was 32p a gallon for 2star. Also had power cuts so petrol had to be hand pumped sometimes, limit was 2 gallons per car. I worked in a garage then. Wonder what the price would be now linked to inflation? Pre common market then, life got a lot better after we joined.
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08/02/2021 12:34:36 0 0
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Funniest post of the day
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08/02/2021 12:44:59 0 0
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and everything got extremely expensive after we joined. I always used to fill up before travelling to the continent it was so expensive, and the price of Coke in Paris made me wonder if it was a black-market item - Well , now we know, it was the EEC/EU, because we've got the same level of prices now!
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08/02/2021 13:24:11 0 0
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Be about £2 a litre now.
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08/02/2021 12:08:32 13 5
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Who selects which stories can be commented on?
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08/02/2021 12:17:52 4 5
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God.
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08/02/2021 16:52:41 0 0
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No - I don't!
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08/02/2021 11:59:09 6 3
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Oil prices vary due to other factors. Forecast increases in consumption and a reduction in Saudi production are part of the reason.
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08/02/2021 12:18:30 2 0
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Oil prices have become more and more like stock prices. That is to say, they are more and more detached from the factors formerly considered to be controlling levers. Everything changes, right?

Oil prices are as artificial today as they were before attempts to control the price by using spot markets and the invisible hand...