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Connections?

#1  Postby Tortured_Genius » Sep 21, 2021 11:25 am

I can't help but think there's something going on here that's not being reported, something stinky going on behind the scenes with Russia.

Just from the BBC front page today:

Gas price crisis: Government poised to step in, says Kwarteng - wholesale gas prices have gone up by 250% since the beginning of the year. Most EU gas comes from Russia, which will have a knock-on effect for the market as a whole.

Salisbury poisonings: Third man faces charges for Novichok attack - apparently the commander of the hilarious funsters who blew up a Czech ammunition depot and spread nerve agents in a UK city.

Russia behind Litvinenko murder, rules European rights court - not unexpected, but the timing.

And this week was election week in Russia (not that there was any doubt about the outcome).

At the risk of moving into :tinfoil: territory here - what am I missing?
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#2  Postby Agi Hammerthief » Sep 21, 2021 1:20 pm

Gas Prices:
Nord Stream 2 is finished but is awaiting it‘s operational permit.
Artificially high gas prices are a great motivator to get that processed speed up politicians.
* my (modified) emphasis ( or 'interpretation' )

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#3  Postby Blackadder » Sep 21, 2021 7:22 pm

Russia is a major player in natural gas but far from the only one. The spike in prices is global and is due to multiple factors, two of the major ones being increased demand from China and a lack of investment in new gas fields in the last few years due to the move towards renewables. It’s the inevitable short term effect of a long term transition in energy policies. Supply and price volatility in hydrocarbons is going to be with us for some years while we go through this transition
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#4  Postby TopCat » Sep 22, 2021 9:42 am

Being paranoid, of course, doesn't mean that they're not out to get us.
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