posted on Jan, 22 2006 @ 09:34 AM
The pro-Western government of Georgia is blaming Russia for a pipeline explosion that has cut off all gas to the country, which is enduring 20-year
record low temperatures.
Georgia's president has accused Moscow of serious acts of "sabotage" after gas blasts on Russian pipelines cut off supplies to Georgia and
Mikhail Saakashvili told the BBC the near simultaneous attacks close to Georgia's border were pre-planned actions orchestrated by Russia.
An electricity transmission line was also destroyed as Georgia experiences extremely cold weather.
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Western Europe currently receives about 25% of it's gas requirements from Russia, and this is only going to increase as the North Sea reserves run
The recent problems with the Ukraine, which cut supply to parts of Europe by 50%, and now event in Georgia must be concentrating minds enormously as
to how exactly governments can avoid their citizens 'shivering in the dark' because their main supplier has either suffered another terrorist
attack, or has decided to start flexing it's muscles again.
Does this finally mean that the 'non-friendly' industries like coal and nuclear are going to be rebranded and revitalized?
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[edit on 27-1-2006 by asala]