Mark, Without wishing to seem contentious, nor arguing for argument's sake, I don't personally entirely agree with you. Heavy-handed eviction is exactly what's needed. Outfits like Igas are going about their lawful business, the demonstrators are wilfully flounting the laws of the land. Their actions have caused Igas and others unneccessary expense due to delays, and also expense to the taxpayer for policing, and so on. Generally I feel that the British public is in favour of law and order, and also a sense of fairness. And many would prefer to have a drilling rig quietly going about its business than have their locality overrun by the ignorant unwashed, whose presence contributes absolutely nothing to the community other than unwanted disturbance. The sight of the police actually being able to do their rightful job and collaring some of these individuals might have a beneficial effect on the SP, but also will instill a feeling that justice is being seen (at last) to be done.
News Report that the Courts have given Barton Moss protestors til Tuesday to leave the site. Igas will have to be careful how they handle this - pictures of heavy handed evictions will do them no favours but at least the rule of law has been restored and hopefully Igas will be freer to get on with their job.
Availability of fracking pumps ..
AdoubleUK, Thanks for the correction. I am very interested in both IGAS and QFI, as I believe they both have tremendous potential, hence my glitch in mentioning QFI on this board. Apologies. I will take greater care next time I post!
Wow. I missed out the most important word. Correction. The 'dissidents' WILL NOT want these shut down.
Vernony, It's the pipeline map which counts. Also, this is the very dangerous thing about Ukraine, because it's something of a 'hub'. You can be sure that the new people (who IMHO you have maybe incorrectly called 'dissidents'} will want these to be shut down. Futhermore not all of them were financed by, nor belong to Russia. The really big fear here is that Putin will see a threat to his own exports (and thus national economic stability) and thus try to cut things off at the pass. Shale gas exploration in Western Europe is not good for Putin's corrupt Russia, and being the belligerent bunch of sods his régime represents, is not something to be considered lightly. Nor knuckled-down to, either.
I reckon you are right. What I feel, is if Russia, or maybe Ukrainian dissidents shut down the pipeline, there is probably not enough tankers in the world to service all the nations that would wish to import it via tanker in lieu of the pipeline. Even if they could stump up the containers, would there be enough dock space in the exporting countries to handle the increase of traffic. This could all play our way with some kind of emergency package to go for shale gas
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