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What does it take to get people out of their comfort zone ? When I designed this poster I was looking for an image which conveyed that sense of desperation you get when each tankful costs more than the last.
The red line in the image is wage inflation, the black line is the retail price of heating oil; both indexed at same point in 1987. If you live in rural Herefordshire and you are in work, you may well still be in fuel poverty
That was before Iran decided to go public on its Nuclear capability, the EU imposed a ban on imports of Iranian oil/ the Ayatollahs imposed an embargo on oil supplies to Europe; depending on who’s story you credit ! The next few weeks will see the global oil markets shifting to make new supply chains as Iranian oil goes to China and the South. Watch out for increasing pressure on EU to accept North American oil from tar sands – the most destructive and wasteful form of oil extraction imaginable.