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Oil: can the world afford it? (part 2)

5,000 barrels of oil a day are currently spilling into the sea in the Gulf of Mexico. This adds up to around 400,000 dollars worth a day at current prices. Green agencies and activists battle to save the coastline, the sea, and the wildlife. Tonight we ask our panel whether the price of drilling for oil is a price worth paying.

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GUESTS:
 
William C. RAMSAY
Senior Fellow, Director of the Energy Program, IFRI
 
Eve IRVINE
Journalist, environment specialist, France 24
 
By phone from  Montreal, CAN
 
Paul-Michael WIHBEY
Energy consultant, Washington DC
Associate scholar, Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
 
By phone from San Jose, California
 
Ken EKLUND
Creator of the “World Without Oil Project” worldwithoutoil.org
 
 
THE FRANCE 24 DEBATE
Hosted by: Mark OWEN
Prepared by: Yi SONG and Bilal TARABEY
 
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