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lundi 14 juin 2010

Pétrole et nucléaire

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Pétrole et nucléaire


La Chine signe des contrats de pétrole avec l'Iran, le pétrole est littéralement toxique, Shell est responsable de son propre désastre écologique au Nigeria et devra payer, les spéculateurs de Wall Street font monter les prix du pétrole et l'Allemagne demande aux États-Unis de retirer leurs bombes nucléaires du sol allemand, voilà les sujets dont traitent les articles qui suivent:

Report: Iran signs oil deal with China

Iran's official news agency says the country has signed a $1.76 billion deal with China to develop the North Azadegan oil field in southwestern Iran near the Iraq border.

Webmaster's Commentary:

So, an attack on Iran means war with China.


Gasoline Is Toxic Waste - Literally


Shell will pay $15.5m to settle Nigerian human rights lawsuit

A landmark human rights lawsuit accusing Royal Dutch Shell of complicity in the execution of author and human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa some 14 years ago, will be settled for $15.5 million just days before its trial was set to begin.

“In a statement, the company said the agreement ‘will provide funding for the trust and a compassionate payment to the plaintiffs and the estates they represent in recognition of the tragic turn of events in Ogoni land, even though Shell had no part in the violence that took place,’” noted the Times.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Shell knew just how explosively damning the evidence against them would be, should this case actually go to trial.

Shelling out the money was absolutely the path of least resistance in terms of doing everything they could to just make this case go away.


Are Wall Street speculators driving up gasoline prices?

Oil and gasoline prices are rising fast as Memorial Day weekend approaches, but not because supplies are tight or demand is high.

U.S. crude oil inventories are at their highest levels in almost two decades, and demand has fallen to a 10-year low, but crude oil prices have climbed more than 70 percent since mid-January to a six-month high of $62.04 on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, although refiners are operating at less than 85 percent of capacity, leaving them plenty of room to churn out more gasoline if demand rises during the summer driving season, the price of gasoline at the pump has climbed 28 cents a gallon from a month earlier to $2.33.

This time, Wall Street speculators - some of them recipients of billions of dollars in taxpayers' bailout money - may be to blame.


German FM to US: Remove Nukes

In the lower house of the Bundestag, German Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor Frank-Walter Steinmeier today called for the United States to remove its nuclear arsenal from German soil.

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