mcmonkeyplc wrote:Wasn't so long ago that there were plans to trade oil in the Euro, which was also vaguely heralded as the end of the world. I don't think it'll be a great shift of power; there's oil coming out of Africa too and if the big nations put pressure on the oil companies to sort their shit out down there they could have removed themselves from the middle east a long time ago.
The old oil/middle east thing is very 90s. I don't think it's as critical for policy as it once was. Natural gas is probably a bigger headache for Amercica than oil these days.
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