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The Rising Cost of Oil
Petrol pumps
Prices at the petrol pump continue to rise

In a HARDtalk interview on June 1st, Stephen Sackur talks to Claude Mandil, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, about rising oil prices

Rising oil prices have spooked the financial markets and threatened to put a brake on global economic growth.

So what's to be done? Should we be focussed on producing more oil or reducing our reliance on fossil fuel?

Stephen Sackur talks to Claude Mandil, who as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency represents the world's biggest oil consumers.

HARDtalk can be seen on BBC World at 03:30 GMT, 0830 GMT, 1530 GMT, 1830 GMT, 2330 GMT

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 and 23:30

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