Leaving it in the ground is unrealistic

The debate over the proper balance between capitalism and climate is becoming increasingly polarised
By The Wildcat 17 March 2017
Protesters on top of a coal train bound for the UK’s Drax power station in 2008. (PA)

Tellurian Chairman Charif Souki has made millions from gas. Now the Egyptian-born LNG guru, who was famously the highest-paid executive in the United States in 2013, wants gas to help the millions.

Souki bristled at a conference in Houston last week when asked by IHS Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin if the oil and gas industry should consider "leaving it in the ground". Certainly not, said Souki, saying the argument was inconceivable, arrogant and almost racist.

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