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Monday 2 January 2006

Riding the energy tiger ...

It seems that, for the moment, the immediate risk of energy shortgages throughout central and western Europe has been averted, but I doubt if this story is over yet. As I wrote 21 months ago, in a slightly different context, we ain't seen nuthin yet! I'd just as soon the times weren't quite so 'interesting', thanks very much! (Recently I've been paying anything from 87.9 to 92.9 pence a litre for petrol and of course domestic gas prices have risen a fair bit in the past year, too - if you haven't already budgeted for further increases, then I'd advise you to do so in the nearish future. Or get used to the idea of wearing warmer clothes at home - and if you haven't even begun to think about the geo-political changes that all this may bring ...)

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