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Boss of Total killed in air crash

 
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boisdevie



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:05 am    Post subject: Boss of Total killed in air crash Reply with quote

His private jet hit a snow machine at Moscow airport.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/21/total-oil-ceo-christophe-de-margeriekilled-in-moscow-plane-crash-say-reports

Sad, he said some sensible things about peak oil when he was head of exploration and production.
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nexus



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Th snow plough driver is denying that he was drunk.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad I decided never to have a private jet.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure of my view on him. Thoughts?
http://qz.com/284456/christophe-de-margerie-was-willing-to-go-anywhere-in-search-of-oil-and-unwilling-to-apologize-for-it/
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PS_RalphW



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This story is murky and generating plenty of conspiracy theories.

Talk of the plane making distress calls and an emergency landing.

Talk of unidentified extra bodies in the wreckage.

Talk of CEO having threatened to sell oil in currencies other than the dollar.

Given that vodka was for a decade the leading cause of death in Russian men, I would not be surprised if the plow driver was drunk.

That wouldn't automatically make him the sole cause of this crash.
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