The National Trust; Friends of the Earth:…….’fracking’ Russian agents?

When we talk about energy resources and fracking, when we look at what has been so successful in America, one often wonders why we have not achieved anything at all apart from two trial wells and a whole industry of anti-fracking campaigners?

According to the maps produced when fracking first set out, there are ten-odd areas within the UK where frack-drilling should produce SUBSTANTIAL gas and distillate flows.

The fracking industry in America has produced, in ten-odd years close to 200 Billion cubic feet of natural gas; almost two thirds of its total needs.

The Fracking companies in the UK have met up with; and still face massive planning, legal and community problems, and they have so far drilled a few test sites, but are, once again; hopeful of drilling and fracking sometime this year.

It has always puzzled me that, when North Sea Gas, which comes from sources similar in nature to fracking, came ashore, there were absolutely no protests whatsoever; in fact, the change from the dirty, noisy, polluting coal gasification plants which I remember produced all our gas in the thirties to the sixties onwards was welcomed with a concerted sigh of relief by all concerned. Was the lack of protest due to the fact that the production sites were all offshore, and so out-of-sight was also out-of-mind: or are the modern protests the result of something much more sinister?

We have all seen the housewives seated outside their tents which line the roadsides which approach the possible frack drilling sites, accompanied by the would-be ‘Swampy’ imitators; and one has to ask; who benefits, or as my Latin teacher used to bark at us ‘Cui Bono’? Are these protesters all completely genuine? Are the likes of Selina Scott, allied with the National Trust, completely sincere in their dislike of drilling and fracturing the underground rock to release the gas which is said to be there in abundance? Are the protesters such as ‘Friends of the Earth’ completely sincere in their opposition to fracking; or do they completely understand where some of their funding comes from?

We in the United Kingdom supply some 43% of our gas needs from the slowly-depleting North Sea and the Irish Sea wells. We import 13% of our gas via LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) from Qatar, the Gulf Sheikdoms, and from the USA; and the other 44%? Half of that gas, around 22% comes from Norway. The other 22%? That would be from our friendly neighbourhood Superpower, Russia!

Russia’s economy is slowly going into reverse, what with the price of oil sliding back and forth around fifty-sixty dollars a barrel, so every drop of gas Putin can sell to the chilled-out idiots who refuse to bring their own gas to the surface, the better!

Theresa May can strut her stuff, and impress everyone with her tough talk. She can kick out as many Russkies as she can find. Never mind the half-dead former spy and his daughter, along with the first copper on the scene: all the former KGB head has to do is say the magic word, “Zakroi’tye klapani, and the gas valves WILL close, and Centrica and the National Grid will be panicking, trying to locate the nearest LNG tanker which will keep up the supply trail to the gas-fired turbo-generators which keep the UK lights on, as well as the boilers which keep the central heating going in about 80% of UK homes. We closed our own gas storage systems in the Rough Field, after the Government wouldn’t kick in half the needed cash because ‘Oooohh; we can’t give cash away to Companies, it wouldn’t be right’; so we ain’t got any place to store the stuff, so we are totally dependent on foreign-controlled supplies for our Power Network!

The Government would not use its powers of allowing fracking drilling to proceed, as that might upset the protesters. The Greenpeace campaigner stated “It makes no sense for the government to be bending over backwards for the sake of an unproven fossil fuel industry when safe and cheap clean energy is already booming.”. She didn’t include the fact that Russia’s Putin could turn off the taps to some 22% of British gas requirements if the UK got ‘uppity’ over two half-dead Russians, and a hospitalised copper!

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8 comments for “The National Trust; Friends of the Earth:…….’fracking’ Russian agents?

  1. Errol
    March 15, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    The desperate pursuit of green has done decades of damage to our grid. The state doesn’t care. They only think to Friday afternoon. The rest of us suffer the consequences of their arrogant stupidity for decades.

  2. john in cheshire
    March 15, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Mike, I’m looking at the benefits to the likes of Mrs May, her government and her handlers. This has distracted everyone from muslim atrocities such as Telford, so she doesn’t have to deal with muslim rioting and violence; even though sooner or later it will happen and she or whoever is in charge won’t be able to control it let alone deny it is happening. She can bluster about Russia knowing that she’s hardly going to be attacked by Russia, so the consequences for her and her claque are negligible. And of course, she can tell us how wonderful are our EU friends, with the implication that we have made a mistake in voting to leave their dictatorship.

    Our servants are revolting and they need to be brought back into line by reminding them who is master, who pays their wages.

    Also, it’s events like this that reveal who are the disingenuous shills for the elite. Iain Dale and Guido Fawkes spring to mind.

  3. Voice of Reason
    March 15, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Up front, I will say that I am very pro-green energy, and was going to put up a windmill. I also have a natural gas well on my property, and believe in nuclear power.

    I also want to preserve the environment and wildlife, yet raise some of my own meat and allow a friend to hunt on our property.

    In other words, I am as middle-of-the-road on these issues as one can be.

    The people who like to protest such things want everything to be better than now, at lower cost, with no danger to anyone or anything.

    In other words, they are spoilt by the benefits of the last 70 years of technological progress, very much like the anti-vaccination crowd.

    • March 16, 2018 at 1:40 am

      Ahh, but. Do you have your own garden hermit? I know they went out of fashion along with the workhouses, but I am pretty sure the conditions are nearly right for the return of both. Let me know when the meat supply is up and chewing and I will send my fee schedule. 🙂

      • Hereward Unbowed.
        March 16, 2018 at 1:42 pm

        hee hee.

        That made oi larf.

      • Voice of Reason
        March 16, 2018 at 7:27 pm

        It’s a bit of a slog, as I live in the US.

  4. Mudplugger
    March 15, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    The current anti-fracking protesters, like CND, Greenham Common and other groups before them share the common thread of being ‘useful idiots’ in the view of their masters in the Kremlin. The sad thing is that most of them don’t know it.

    They’re all ‘Remainers’ too – and for the same reason.

  5. March 15, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    I’m with Mudplugger. It’s telling that the people doing the protesting about fracking are the same sort of people that were at CND marches and Greenham common. The sort of organisations that it turned out were influenced and paid by agents of Eastern Europe. I’m not saying the protesters at the bottom of the pile understand they’re being manipulated, but they belong to a counter-culture with a history of Russian influence. With fracking, who prefers Europe to be dependent on Russian Gas? As with anything, follow the money….

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