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I find it amusing that oil skyrocketed so much in one day when at the same time, here on the Atlantic coast of France, petrol stations are almost all closed because of supply chain disruptions (due to protests and harbor blockades). The fishermen have been striking (along with the teachers, railway workers, truckers, etc), which has led to normal supply routes being blocked. No shortages as of yet, but people have become scared and consequently there have been runs on the filling stations.

Sort of surreal, as we talk about peak oil and soaring prices, to have an illustration of people panicking for the last drops of petrol throughout western France.

Doesn't affect me a whole lot - I drive a minimum and live in the city, bike to work and the store ... I guess I saw this coming a long time ago.

by Monsieur le Prof (top notch records [all one word] at gmail dot com) on Thu May 22nd, 2008 at 09:39:38 AM EST

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