United Nations Secretary General slams 'grotesque greed' of oil and gas companies – BBC News

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for oil and gas companies to face special taxes.

His comments came as surging energy prices sparked by the war in Ukraine push industry profits to new highs. Mr Guterres said it was “immoral” for firms to be profiting from the crisis.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February has worsened a global shortage of oil and gas, disrupting access to oil and gas from Russia – a major supplier – and driving prices higher.

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Paul Gibbons August 4, 2022 - 4:28 AM

Taking these companies into public ownership is becoming attractive.

Roozs August 4, 2022 - 4:29 AM

But no criticism of mad dog putin!

CARL LION August 4, 2022 - 4:29 AM


Peter Lewis August 4, 2022 - 4:30 AM

Well said.

Gearóid T August 4, 2022 - 4:30 AM

His words are falling on deaf ears

Unbitable Joe August 4, 2022 - 4:30 AM

They are crises everywhere & the are not saying anything how does that concern u UN is a failure 🤔

big Mock August 4, 2022 - 4:31 AM

That women has a weird neck

appletree August 4, 2022 - 4:31 AM

The secretary is 100% right but US lobbyists will denounce him as communist, they use this scare tactics to protect corporate greed

Jean Raphaël August 4, 2022 - 4:32 AM

Rightly so..but the Western governments are just on memory lane ..and stand still attitudes

Grahame's World August 4, 2022 - 4:32 AM

And how about prosecuting the execs of these companies for the decades of lies about the climate crisis. These are crimes against humanity.

Benedicte Gaspard August 4, 2022 - 4:33 AM

Thank you Mr. Guttirez !

Hengry Wendsen August 4, 2022 - 4:33 AM

This is what actually happened. Video not for children! Watch the video you will be shocked OVERDAY.ML

Mr.Dunn – respect for you.

Ostblock Deutsche August 4, 2022 - 4:34 AM


Welcome to Germany 🙋🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦

zerosub August 4, 2022 - 4:35 AM

Does bp get their oil and gas from Ukraine or Russia?

Michael Graham August 4, 2022 - 4:35 AM

These obscene profits are due in no small part to externalized costs and government support, usually in the form of tax breaks.

Sandra Robinson August 4, 2022 - 4:37 AM

FINALLY! Someone in power saying what everyone with a brain already knows! GREED! Greed is a terrible thing killing our planet and our poor! Thank you Mr Guttirez!

Wang Chiu Min August 4, 2022 - 4:38 AM


Ashley Fairway. August 4, 2022 - 4:38 AM

the planet would be so much better off without any human beings.

Gma Nette August 4, 2022 - 4:39 AM

He's right

Jeremy Spencer August 4, 2022 - 4:40 AM

Well, of course. Any story that does down the fossil fuel industry, that has lifted the entire world out of poverty, will be peddled by the BBC.

ee bb August 4, 2022 - 4:40 AM

but sir governments are working for these companies and when politicians finish their career in government they get hired by same companies so how that could work ? we need body that oversee government and body upon body to tackle corruption and greed in each level .

Amir Mohammad Noor Mohammad August 4, 2022 - 4:40 AM

What about communication providers?

Brooke Gaskin August 4, 2022 - 4:40 AM


Janie K Carney August 4, 2022 - 4:41 AM

This is so true.

Yashar Khosroyar August 4, 2022 - 4:41 AM

When they cut UN income, there will be an ALTERNATIVE as always

III Tiberius III August 4, 2022 - 4:43 AM

Most useless person of the most useless organisation on this planet. I wonder when they all will die of shame.

Gee Gaw August 4, 2022 - 4:44 AM

They do need to be generous since they all gouge us everywhere