Thursday, October 11, 2007

Oil for who?

A "significant oil accumulation" has been discovered off the coast of Ireland. I wouldn't get too excited about it all, remember we have gas reserves as well but Shell and apparently the Norwegians get the profits from that in exchange for the promise of a few jobs or something equally vague. I wonder what the government will accept for the oil or, in all likelihood, have already sold it for. A weekend on a yacht for a few ministers? Fuel for the government jet? A sack of beads?


Nicola said...

A sack of beads? I have one of those in my room.....I'm sure I could find something to do with the oil if they'd take that in exchange!

Declan said...

Sorry the natives aren't allowed apply, they only get to play with the beads. :-)