Watching the World: Pricking the gas bubble

Two months after the European Union acted to enforce liberalization of natural gas markets, industry opinion about the directive is increasingly voluble.Proponents, among them Gaz de France SA Chief Executive Pierre Gadonneix, see gas at the heart of Europe's energy market and the Aug. 10 diktat as "essential" in defining the "specific markets rules and type of organization" needed to limit the impact of future energy price variations on the global economy.Gadonneix believes natural gas will outpace both nuclear power and renewable energy in Europe, spurred on by the "brutal reminder" implicit in the present oil price spike that "Western economies cannot afford to slacken their effort...

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