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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by cantthinkofone, Feb 19, 2012.
Have you guys over the pond noticed fuel price spikes yet?
Seeing how they sanctioned importing oil from Iran, this is just semantics.
I'm sure we will very soon...even though we kind of get ripped off on fuel already. I think my last full tank cost about £90
It's hard to tell one spike from another these days...
Considering GB and France get less than ~3% of their oil from Iran, and the Saudis have promised to make up for any loss of supply, I doubt prices will spike.
Was not aware of that.
It wasn't going to start to July 1, but...
Exactly. The only EU members that are reliant on Iranian oil are Greece, Italy, and Spain. I see the NYT article is lacking that note about GB and France's actual usage, but the BBC article published much earlier in the day included it. Who would've thought the NYT would be lacking in information?
While that may be true, if the petrol companies can use this as an excuse to increase prices you can be sure that they will.
Since when did petrol companies need an excuse?
The petrol price will go up and the Daily Mail will find some way of blaming the EU.
They haven't, since OPEC.
Oil and petrol are priced on an international market and are completely fungible so supply and demand is based on a worldwide rather than local basis for the most part. Furthermore, the price of the actual product is only a small part of the final price in both the UK and France. Taxes are the bulk.
Propaganda machine has been gearing up against Iran for years now. Nearly everyone in the West will be full of fear of warmongering Iran who're intent to destroy us all.
Think we've sucked enough of it in that military action v Iran will be widely accepted, necessary or not.
Yeah, its sad to see the war drums beating again. Israel may not wait for a Republican POTUS and start on its own or we may be headed to some protracted cold war. Either way, many innocents will die.
well now all you blokes. How's it feel to pay what we Americans pay huh ?
how much do you pay anyway ?
in my city we pay about $3.79 US
$5.16CDN a US gallon yesterday in Mississauga, Ontario.
I think we need to be more concerned about a war down there with Israel first-strike some HV targets ... That will push the gas price plus many other risks
But hey, they might have nukes. Maybe not as powerful or sophisticated as the nukes UK, France (...USA, Russia, China, Israel?) have, but maybe like the nukes they went after in Iraq and couldn't find..
Still, when it comes to wars it's better to be safe than sorry. Bomb bomb bomb Iran..
Just paid 1.63 euro per litre here in Bretagne for 98.
Bombing Iraq can easily lead to Russia and China getting involved... and lead to a wider war.
Those who are for bombing Iran forget about the consequences of such action. Additionally, Iran isn't going to be the push over that Iraq was.
I very much fear for the future should any military action be taken.
It would set a rather scary precedent, wouldn't it. "If we think you have nukes, we can and will attack you". Ignoring that most of the nations clamouring for action also are nuclear nations.
On the plus side, instead of having two war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, why not start a war too with Iran in the middle? Having one big warzone is better than two little ones, right?
Holy Crap. That's $8.66US a U.S. gallon.
If Israel is rash enough to escalate the situation to a direct military confrontation, I hope the US isn't stupid enough to continue to try and shield them from the political consequences. So far our protection of them seems limitless, at some point a line must be drawn or the current administration will seriously damage its credibility with many foreign allies.
NYT Link looks at the possibility of an Israeli raid:
Israel has attacked Iranian sites before. They can do it again. If they want to.