Friday, October 21, 2016

Préparation agrégation anglais civilisation britannique 32

North sea Oil and Gas

North sea oil and gas began coming onstream in the 1970s, and has made a huge difference to Britain's economy, which is why, in the 1970s in particular there were fierce debates about how much tax North Sea oil companies should pay, and what kind and extent of public ownership should be involved. Scottish nationalism also got a boost from the fact that billions of dollars worth of fuel were not far off its shores.

Even today, this can be big news: see here:


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