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Angela Merkel take notice. Russia cut off Belarus oil supply because they would not do as Russia demanded

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Don't put all your energy "eggs" in one basket.  Especially, when it's Russia you're depending on. 

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My father's birthplace, Danville Virginia, industry almost shut down in the 70s because they were overly-dependent on one source, natural gas. The general population cooperated, reduced personal use, and Dan River Mills continued on (for a time, DR didn't do too well against overseas competition).

Crazy to depend on one source if there are options, if for no other reasons you leave yourself open to price increases without competition.

In the case of over-relying on Russia, it's worse than crazy. The 70s suggest the same for Middle East oil and gas. I wonder how sanctions on Iraq will work out? Maybe we'll just invade, teach them a lesson and take over, but wait, we already did that. Pretty sure we won't consider invading Russia. The Princess Bride was right, never start a land war in Asia.

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How is this surprising to anybody??  

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It's no surprise Russia finally meshed its natural resources and its proximity to Europe. But it takes a naive European populace and government to think Russia is a long term solution to anything other than Russia's success. Russia will eventually have a massive hold on Europe's energy security. Russia will eventually do to Europe what it did to Ukraine. Does anyone not believe this is a likely outcome?? And this outcome is exactly what US diplomacy has been fighting against. The odds were very low that the energy resources of Russia and the European demand center could be kept apart. The economics are simply too favorable to stop.

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2 hours ago, Bob D said:

How is this surprising to anybody??  

Posted hours ago in another thread!!

It's no surprise Russia finally meshed its natural resources and its proximity to Europe. But it takes a naive European populace and government to think Russia is a long term solution to anything other than Russia's success. Russia will eventually have a massive hold on Europe's energy security. Russia will eventually do to Europe what it did to Ukraine. Does anyone not believe this is a likely outcome?? And this outcome is exactly what US diplomacy has been fighting against. The odds were very low that the energy resources of Russia and the European demand center could be kept apart. The economics are simply too favorable to stop.

There are two pipeline coming.  One from Azerbaijan already started construction and a  second proposed from Eastern Mediterranean thru Greece, to Italy and throughout Europe.  

That should help. 

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8 hours ago, Bob D said:

How is this surprising to anybody??  

Posted hours ago in another thread!!

It's no surprise Russia finally meshed its natural resources and its proximity to Europe. But it takes a naive European populace and government to think Russia is a long term solution to anything other than Russia's success. Russia will eventually have a massive hold on Europe's energy security. Russia will eventually do to Europe what it did to Ukraine. Does anyone not believe this is a likely outcome?? And this outcome is exactly what US diplomacy has been fighting against. The odds were very low that the energy resources of Russia and the European demand center could be kept apart. The economics are simply too favorable to stop.

Europe would be close to independent in natural gas if it had developed its own resources. Globalist greenies stopped that. Now there is talk of not developing new Norwegian natural gas finds. Maybe Russian will be their second language some day. 

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I am convinced the greens across the globe are Chinese agents clearing away demand for resources China needs in the near future. I think the Russians are doing the same in supporting greens attacking production from local sources such as France and the Norse countries that could compete with Russian supplies. 

Drilling in Europe was  expanding fast last year. LNG facilities are being built to provide all of Europe competing supply to Russia. The terminal in Croatia, which is centrally subsidized from the EC is supposed to eventually reach Ukraine as an alternative source to Russia, Polish terminals may provide similar access for Ukraine and the rest of East central Europe.

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