A friend in New York calls en route to the Rugby 7's in Las Vegas. He says that Chinese per capita use of oil is set to rise ninefold over the next thirty years. The end result will be global production of 90 million barrels a day and consumption of 260 million barrels. Doesn't take long for the Scot in me to work out that somewhere along the line prices are going to rise or something disruptive is going to happen. Off with Wilf to look at an energy efficient replacement for the three year old Volkswagen. Problem with hybrids is that they still need gas and they sell at premium prices. We'd be better off paying €10,000 less and buying a regular petrol version. We'll wait to see what the electric cars are like when they go on sale later this year.
Apologies to the staff at the Nissan garage in Auch. A small white polar bear found that the SUV's parked on your forecourt had the worlds most interesting tyres. Hopefully, it will all soon wash off. The aforementioned animal has a tyre christening view on life - ' Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how '.