ENI versus Planet Earth


Scaroni has been to OPEC. He delivered a great speech in English. Before going to Vienna he took lessons from Totti. His accent wasn’t quite from Oxford but he put on a show as an Italian abroad. We should recognise that. I’m not upset and even though ENI sometimes blacks out this blog, I’ve decided to pick up on this. It’s useful for English lessons, better than Shenker, to be listened to in school, everything is understandable, he almost seems to be speaking in Italian.
For completeness I’m attaching the text and I’m giving a few sentences here with my comments.

The recoverable reserves of non conventional oil like heavy oils and natural bitumen amount to almost 5,000,000,000,000 Barrels, for a duration of more than 100 years.”
The emission of carbon dioxide and the release of polluting substances from the recoverable reserves will kill the planet in much less than 100 years.

“The growth in the demand at a global level is starting to slow down”. China? India? Brazil? Has no one spoken to Scaroni?

“As regards refineries, there is good reason to be optimistic. According to the estimates, primary refinery capacity will grow by 9.0 mb/d {millions of barrels per day} between 2006 and 2011……

Technology and advanced competences are essential for increasing the recovery of petrol, to save the oil deposits from decline, to refine heavy and non conventional oils.”
I’m not so optimistic. The planet is not so optimistic.

Technology must be made to serve research, not the refineries.

“Such a high price of oil offers us the opportunity to invest in the future.”
But if Scaroni is right and the demand is going down, why are the prices going up? With the “pizzo” on oil why do we have to finance the extraction of more oil rather than renewable energy?

Pecoraro, Bertinotti, Di Pietro, Prodi, Fassino, and even you lot in opposition, where the f..k are you hiding? The future of our children is at stake, not the balance sheet of ENI and its dividends. What stories will you tell them tomorrow? That Scaroni was an accident on the road and that you didn’t know anything?

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Posted by: Coastal Oil Trade Group | February 8, 2008 02:18 PM

quoting a Beppe's motto, we can denounce openly that most medias and all politicians (at least for Italy) got used to denying evidence.

They neither support the society nor the economy with the benefits of renewable energy.

However this blindness can be defined, it has no reason to exist, but the most probable and not encouraging explanations do appear evident:
- close dependency from third powers;
- incapacity for recognizing innovation;
- severe ignorance (synonym of public falseness);
- full indifference to istitutions' capacity for directing the progress (the negation of politics).

If you are really interested in energy issues please get to know Hermann Scheer. An exemple of his articles can be found at:


best regards, Tommaso

Posted by: Tommaso Bonaldi | October 3, 2006 07:00 PM

I saw the clip too, what I think about? changing of the guard,same crap happening,nothing new on the horizon,sad indeed!!

Posted by: evakulnurae | September 22, 2006 12:50 PM

Hi, worth wacthing,about eletric cars,with 300 horse power, they can last 400-500 km before need to be recharge,go to http://news.sbs.com.au/dateline ,click video on line, clik EV1- the electric dream(2006-09-13),ciao :-))

Posted by: evakulnura | September 22, 2006 12:10 AM

If the poor Berlinguer could see what happened at the "Festa dell'Unità" would be turning over in his grave!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | September 21, 2006 12:41 PM

By the way

I just saw the clip on the italian version of this blog regarding the missed interview between Ricca and Fassino.

What a travesty!

What a robbery!

How many ignorant people are pacing the globe!

Italy is once more in the hands of people without balls and without scruples.

More to come when "Berlinguer's Funeral" will be translated in English.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | September 21, 2006 12:58 AM

I have a better idea:

Let's have MortadellaMan pedaling in his bicycle to generate more energy for us.

Maybe his brain will jump start his mind to think at something constructive to do regarding this problem.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | September 21, 2006 12:30 AM

Your choise of words "solar=helio (ilios) and hydro (idro)" is very correct and very greek :o))

That makes them even more familiar to the Greek government but still do nothing about the same problem....similar to Italy and to all Mediterranean countries which have the benefit of the sunny weather.
So back to crude oil and profits.....

Posted by: paola filinesi | September 20, 2006 08:17 PM

I said this before but I will say it once again... Italy can make use of solar, helio and hydro energy... if it can be done elsewhere, why cannot it be done in Italy?????

The absolute silence on this matter astonishes me and continues to convince me that there is NO RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT, from whichever side the government is... I am always stunned at such sheer indifference. Shame.

Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | September 20, 2006 06:58 PM

Hi folks,

I was wondering if there's any *official* involvement of Eni in Irak. Does anybody have a info on it?


Posted by: Filippo Vitale | September 20, 2006 06:25 PM

Alternative energy sources have already been developed but will not be put to use until all
petroleum (crude oil) resources have been used up....Crude oil still pays enormous sums of money and as long as we are kept dependable from it, we will pay until its last drop.
In the mean time those who sell oil now, when the time comes, will be ready to sell the know how behind Aeolian (wind) energy, Solar energy, Water energy etc.
So I believe that all this talk about oil crisis and the rest it's just a waste of time....
What we are facing today with oil our children will face tomorrow with water, air and the environment.

Posted by: paola filinesi | September 20, 2006 06:24 PM

Careful: BG says: But if Scaroni is right and the demand is going down, why are the prices going up?

S did say: The growth of the demand is going down.

This is an important difference. Even if the growth of the demand is going down, the demand can still go up (in fact, the demand will go up precisely as long as the growth is greater than zero; and obviously, the growth can go down but still be greater than zero)

Posted by: Alexander Kurz | September 20, 2006 04:40 PM

it would be so good to see italy start to take the lead in solar power use in europe. its perfect for it!!

its sunny here 360 days a year, well almost!!

solar power works when its overcast anyway so that 365 days full free energy.

the south could start to save on having to import oil. the north could fight polution levels.

even if it was only used for water heating (which is solar power at its simplest) how much oil would be saved??!!

why doesnt the government wake up and start investing in this simple, clean energy source??

Posted by: pat kerr | September 20, 2006 11:38 AM

Does anybody know how did the quarrel in SIRACUSA end up?
While in IRELAND i remember that ordinary citizens living around one of the largest chemical pole in the mediterranean (AUGUSTA,SIRACUSA) were trying to unfold the most appaling of the pollutions ever heard of: water springs containing MERCURY, which was being delivered to nearly every single household.
How many more DISASTERS to the waters that FEED us can our planet TAKE?
I LOVE MACKEREL,SARDINES and want to go on eating them....
Why does ity always have to come down to CEOs greed.....UPS, forgot....There MIGHT be some ROOM on either MARS, the MOON ,VENUS...Well Pluto has recently been declassified...
ROCK THE PLANET....SAVE THE FORESTS...SALT WATER WELLS....JULIAN LENNON and various other ARTISTS vs.the lack of responsability toward MOTHER EARTH (GAIA...call it whatever way u want...any other planet is WAY 2 far for me)
APOLOGIES for being rude and upset

Posted by: Maria Consuelo Spera | September 20, 2006 11:19 AM

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