My DW: On OPEC+ decision & the EU’s Russian-gas price cap || AL JAZEERA: I debated Moscow expert on Putin’s try to divide EU on gas. Gemany will never trust Russian energy again; & it is rearming.

Dear readers: I have so many interviews on the present energy-and-war crisis that I cannot post them all here. Here are two recent ones.

My interview with Deutsche Welle (Berlin) host Daniel Winters on i) OPEC+ decision to only up production 100k barrels. & Could an EU price cap on Russian natural gas & other gas help with supplies, with costs to citizens and businesses?
Here is the English Audio for Al Jazeera video BELOW.
On Sunday night, (Al Jazeera) I refuted a Moscow expert who said Russia’s leadership (i.e., Putin) is planning to divide EU over natural gas, saying the EU was never united. The English response audio is above the YouTube video, which is in Arabic.

Some comments on the DW interveiw above:

I spoke with DW.de Business show host Daniel Winter about the OPEC decision today, which some decried, and the EU plans to put a price cap on natural gaas – Russian and otherwise. You might find my take on the OPEC decision surprising?

I said the EU is generally doing the right thing on their considerations to cap the price of natural gas in so far as Russian gas is concerned. this limits Putin’s profits to use to pursue his Ukraine war, plus we don’t really want his gas and are making arrangement to replace it over the next couple years. However, on other gas, it is the high price in the EU that also draws LNG away from Asian markets and esp. the Chinese market.

However, some action is needed to help citizens and businesses with hight prices and to help prevent the high gas prices that are driving very high electricity prices. Some action is OK, but temporary and limited.

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