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noxon medem
22nd October 2014, 02:45
20. october 2014

This deserves a seperate thread.
- A big player is now, gone ..

Christophe de Margerie is reported to
have died in airplane accident in Russia ...


Margerie died in an airplane crash in Moscow on 20 October 2014.
The aircraft hit a snowplow on take-off from the Vnukovo International Airport.
Margerie was returning to Paris after a meeting with the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at his dacha near Moscow following a business leaders' meeting in Gorky. The two men had been discussing investments in Russia amid the 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine and the resulting Western sanctions on the country related to the stand-off in Ukraine



The chief executive of the French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a private jet collided with a snow plough at Moscow’s Vnukovo international airport on Monday night.
“Tonight a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing machine,” said airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova. “Three crew members and a passenger died. I can confirm that the passenger was Total’s head De Margerie.”
The oil company said in a statement: “Total confirms with deep regret and great sadness that chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died just after 10pm (Paris time) on October 20 in a private plane crash at Vnukovo airport in Moscow, following a collision with a snow removal machine.”
The collision occurred just before midnight as the Dassault Falcon business jet attempted to take off bound for Paris.
De Margerie, 63, was on a list of attendees at a Russian government meeting on foreign investment in Gorki, near Moscow, on Monday. Hours before his death he had met the Russian prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, at his country residence outside Moscow to discuss foreign investment in Russia, the Vedomosti business daily report

Be well .


22nd October 2014, 03:19
Just a few days before the french boss of one the biggest nickel company ( Pierre Alla of SLN ) also died on a road with some of his family members... that is two... is this a sign ?

22nd October 2014, 04:44
Beyond coincidence.

22nd October 2014, 07:07
Cabal assisination

Baby Steps
22nd October 2014, 08:55
De Margerie was an open advocate of dropping the petro-dollar. Apparently the vehicle drove into the jet, and the driver was said to be drunk

22nd October 2014, 11:05
Is this a sign of the controllers being resigned one at a time? Play with my rules or you can't play at all!


22nd October 2014, 13:15
No idea if these are white hat or dark hat killings but they look deliberate.

22nd October 2014, 14:25
In the op it said the guy had just met with Medvedev just before. The cabal is trying to screw over Putin any way they can. Classic intimidation.

22nd October 2014, 16:12
Not easy to get an operative all the way into Moscow i bet. A display of reach and resources. WTF there are some crazy people calling the shots in this world. What if Moscow involved though? Maybe the major players are all on the same team behind the scenes (though i doubt it) ? Nothing would shock me anymore lol

24th October 2014, 12:33
From another article (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2014-10-21/russia-loses-oil-ally-in-de-margerie-after-moscow-crash.html): Russia Loses Oil Ally in De Margerie After Moscow Crash

- Russia wasn’t the first controversial country that De Margerie, always on the hunt for new sources of oil and gas, sought to do business with even at the risk of political opprobrium. Total was working on developing the giant South Pars natural gas project in Iran until sanctions designed to halt its nuclear program drove the company to pull out in 2009.

This year de Margerie said he’d like to re-enter the country as soon as political conditions allow. He met with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani along with other energy CEOs in Davos, Switzerland in January.

De Margerie and other Total executives “saw the world as a place they should be operating, not their own countries or their own continents,” James Hackett, the former CEO of Anadarko Petroleum (APC) Corp., said today. “He never reverted to a focus on financial engineering as opposed to finding resources.”

Yamal Development

De Margerie’s determination to keep pumping more oil and gas drove him in recent weeks to say he was “doing everything” to keep his signature Russian project on track, the $27 billion Yamal gas development. After U.S. sanctions barred the project from receiving loans in dollars, he said the company and its partners would look to Chinese banks to fill the gap.

Explaining his stance on Russia in May of this year, de Margerie told reporters he believed economic sanctions were an ineffective way to resolve conflicts between countries. Businesses, he argued, could serve as diplomatic intermediaries in political disputes, and “the relationship between politics and companies is a good way to calm things.”


Joseph Farrell talks about the possible murder of Christophe de Margerie, CEO of France's oil giant Total.


BTW, how does a snow plow driver escape the almost head-on collision with an airplane and everyone in the plane dies?