Letter to the editor

AFROHAWK Energy executive chairman John Heugh has backed oil executive John Kopcheff's comment yesterday in Energy News about sovereign risk after our story Woodside offers lessons for hyped Kosmos, saying Australia's wild energy policy swings is symptomatic of a wider malaise among developed economies.
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Too true John.

Politicians pandering to politically correct pressure groups and rabid conservationists who would not know the difference between fraccing for coal seam gas and fraccing for shale gas is to blame here.

Carefully crafted analyses of likely voting patterns in upcoming elections in this once so lucky country have resulted and will continue to result in wild swings of policy.

It is not confined to Australia of course, but [represents] a cursed affliction of almost all western style democracies right now.

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