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European Fossil Fuels Infrastructure Under Attack During Paris Climate Summit?

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posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 02:04 AM

An explosion rocked the gas distribution center outside of Vienna Tuesday morning, prompting Italy to declare a state of emergency.

One person died in the blast while a further 21 were injured, one seriously, according to officials.

Located near Austria's eastern border with Slovakia, the Baumgarten gas hub carries about 10 percent of Europe gas supply from from Russia, Norway and other states.

It handles some 40 billion cubic meters per year, redistributing it around Europe, including to Germany, France, Italy, Slovakia and Croatia.

Italy, the Baumgarten hub's biggest recipient, declared a state of emergency following the blast, with the country's industry minister warning that it was facing a "serious" energy supply problem. A state of emergency status allows the Italian government to carry out extraordinary measures to try to meet energy demands, such as allowing coal and oil power plants to fire at full blast.

Italy declares state of emergency following deadly explosion at Austrian pipeline

This explosion happened only hours after an important European oil pipeline was shut down because of a crack. And both events happen parallel to the Paris Climate Summit. Coincidence or a message?

Britain’s Forties pipeline was shut due to cracks as a cold snap sweeps the country.

The Forties pipeline is important for the global oil market because the crude it carries normally sets the price of dated Brent, a benchmark used to price physical crude around the world and which underpins Brent futures.

Oil hits two-year high on shutdown of pipeline

repairs will take a 'couple of weeks' 

Pipeline which brings nearly half of Britain's North Sea oil and gas ashore is shut to repair six-inch crack

As I mentioned both events happened while world leaders met in Paris to discuss climate change. Just two cases of old infrastructure failing conveniently at the same time or something more sinister?

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posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 03:15 AM
If the European fossil fuels infrastructure is/was under attack, who do you think was behind the attack?

posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 03:24 AM
a reply to: ArMaP

Players within the fossil fuel industry would be my first guess.

posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 04:51 AM
It is all back to normal. Probably the only thing that isn't back to normal are the PRICES.

It is Winter. The need for supply is skyrocketing. Extra work and burden for all the equipment very suddenly. Cold weather extremes crack pipes, too.

There is no correlation between the two. In Aberdeen it was just a cracked pipe. It has NOT affected supply which has be re-routed.

Even in Austria and for its biggest recipient of supply - Italy - supply is back to normal after being re-routed.

Here are some new details from Reuters, without the obsession with conspiracy to sensationalize issues:

Gas supply from Austrian gas hub back to normal - Gas Connect Austria

“We have been back to the same supply levels as before the accident at the Baumgarten compressor station, which means all transit systems in all directions are well functioning and back in operation”, Gas Connect Austria said on its website.

Under attack? Lol, sensationalist misinterpretation, totally jumping the gun, knee jerk "must be a conspiracy". There are many coincidences, some very startling, but that is why this word exists because coincidences exist. Our atavastic minds still so easily resort to sympathetic magic and superstition with the most minimal of triggers.

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posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 06:18 AM
a reply to: Revolution9

Motive: Investors turn against fossil fuels at Paris climate summit

I agree it may just be a coincidence but I don't think it's quite time yet to

posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 08:49 AM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

The most important story is at that last link, the Paris Climate accord meeting. These big investors will work to deprive Energy companies, Exxon, Chevron, etc. of access to capital and debt markets. They will be slowly strangled, and the MLP Pipeline companies are already in trouble because they are heavily debt dependent and many are way upside down on their debt. Always check the Debt/Equity ratio.

So, investors beware, the Global Elites will do to the big energy companies what the Dems did to the Coal companies. It wont collapse the stock markets, but it will erase stock holders profits and equity. You don't want to be the last one out of those stocks.

posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 09:47 AM
It is possible that someone sabotaged something but I doubt if there is a direct connection to the summit. The whole thing could be blown up as to it's effect to try to convince people to follow the lead of the summit though. Twisting of information and evidence is done world wide, it is not just our media and politicians that do that.

posted on Dec, 16 2017 @ 02:09 AM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

North Sea pipeline operator invokes force majeure

Analysts see Ineos declaration as a sign of severity of damage at Forties network

“Although North Sea cargoes are often delayed from one month to the next, it is very rare for force majeure to be declared, highlighting the severity of the issue,” said analysts at consultancy FGE.

“For Ineos to declare force majeure suggests to me this is a big deal,” said one London-based oil trader. “I’m surprised markets are taking it rather calmly as I suspect something more is going on and this is not a straightforward fix.”

There's plenty of cover around the section being repaired. It would have been possible to tunnel into it without detection if you were determined and well organised. The leak could just have easily occurred in a location where it would have been impossible to tunnel into it by hand. But it didn't.

The very recent sale of the pipeline may indicate foreknowledge of some sort.

Provision here in a sales release.

. . . natural disasters and adverse weather conditions; wars and acts of terrorism, cyber-attacks or sabotage . . .
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