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Alain Boublil Blog

   

Energy

Fukushima and the fake news

Ten years ago, happened the Fukushima disaster. Many articles and reports are coming back to this dramatic event which has caused thousands of deaths in Japan and has warned world opinion about the nuclear risk. At that time, the consequences on the population and on environment are by large described but it is to early to make the distinction between a natural catastrophe and a major nuclear accident. Today, it is not anymore the case and many reports including the last United Nations one are clearly establishing the facts and their consequences. Despite that the confusion is still maintained and ...

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Brent prices are coming nearer to 60 dollars

Almost a year ago, in the middle of the corona virus pandemic, oil price on the American market became briefly negative. In reality, it was a quotation on future markets but that was showing the gap between the too much abundant supply and a weak demand. Stocking capacities were saturated and so buyers were ready to pay in order they were allowed to renouncing to take the deliveries of the black gold they acquired some months before at the agreed date. That unprecedented situation was frequently interpreted as the first signal of the decline of that raw material until then ...

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The natural gas future

Tensions between Greece and Turkey and the American sanctions against the completion of the Nordstream 2 pipe line in the North Sea are revealing with a full daylight the new importance and the geopolitical challenges linked to natural gas. 20th century had been the oil century with major political and economic consequences. During the Twenties, the breaking up of the Ottoman Empire and the sharing, between Western powers of the territories where were located oil fields had, through the “Red Line Agreements” allowed oil majors emergence and guaranteed the supplying of Western countries. It was the oil embargo against ...

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