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Thanks to Putin and Opec

  • 12-06-2022 1:10am
    Registered Users Posts: 96 ✭✭ ewiz9

    Maxol Maynooth 11th June



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,076 ✭✭✭ CalamariFritti

    Why thanks to Putin? Did he up the price or something?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,742 ✭✭✭✭ NIMAN

    Its not the war, wasn't the price on the rise BEFORE the invasion?

  • Registered Users Posts: 72,063 ✭✭✭✭ Overheal

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  • Registered Users Posts: 387 ✭✭ shirrup

    Our civil servants miscalculated the dimensions of a printer, I repeat a fecking printer, which resulted in them needing to near demolish a building to get it in place, at a cost of millions.

    I wouldn't be comfortable with them being let oversee something as critical as nuclear energy to be honest.

    Anyway, the Brits have a nuclear power plant. I don't think their electricity bills are that much lower than ours on average.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,140 ✭✭✭✭ is_that_so

    It's a supply issue and China too. While they were locked down over COVID their economy came to a halt. Now, it's trying to rev up again and that has spiked demand in a world where Russian oil might as well be nuclear waste.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,140 ✭✭✭✭ is_that_so

    I didn’t even mention building nuclear here- I am perfectly happy to import it if that works, it’s the hypocrisy that’s more nauseating - the only ones being delusional are the same anti nuclear hypocritical hysterics that this country appears to mushroom in abundance. As many don’t have a proper educational foundation in basic science.

    TBF the economics of nuclear power are way beyond us anyway and you'd better get used to that "green bollox" because that's where we are all heading, screaming or not!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,420 ✭✭✭ Shoog

    I am a trained scientist, and if you had a shred of the scientifc knowledge you claim you would not dismiss the climate science and it's wealth of evidence - evidence the oil industry knew about 40years ago.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,504 ✭✭✭✭ Danzy

    Only problem with Nuclear is the cost. Every other energy source is significantly cheaper.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,504 ✭✭✭✭ Danzy

    The new Nuclear power plant in Hinkley is going to be a decades long argument against nuclear.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,111 ✭✭✭✭ MEGA BRO WOLF 5000

    Very little to do with the war. More to do with the creep on the bicycle above in the Dail.

    Barrels of oil were far more expensive a few years ago and we were paying €1.20 a litre.

    It's beyond time to stand up to the gov and their fûcking 70% tax on fuels.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,131 ✭✭✭✭ Varik

    Where are you getting it was the same?

    This time last year it was ~75 vs 120 today.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,504 ✭✭✭✭ Danzy

    It's to do with the price of gas and it's effect on refinery costs.

    No fan of the Greens but not going to pretend that Eamon Ryan is one of the most powerful people in the world either.

    Turning a barrel of oil in to fuels now is where the additional expense is, shipping and logistics as well.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,705 ✭✭✭ CrabRevolution

    Don't forget that the worldwide shortages of staff in airports, and the resulting delays are all due to Eamon Ryan too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,061 ✭✭✭✭ BattleCorp

    I'd say FF and FG are delighted with Eamon Ryan taking all the blame for their decisions.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,629 ✭✭✭ smurfjed

    Is it too much to expect the government to cut duty and vat on oil? It’s easy to blame OPEC but the reality is that governments are making more from taxation on fossil fuels than the exporters.

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