When I saw the speed at which Sarkozy rolled up his sleeves and prepared to wade into Libya, I immediately suspected that it wasn't just about protecting the poor Libyan civilians and that France must have substantial oil interests there.
Having just tried to book an oil delivery, my suspicions are confirmed. The price of domestic oil has rocketed from €700 for 1000 litres to €930 for 1000 litres in just four months.
So buy now or wait and hope that Libya sorts itself out and prices drop? Who knew that living in France would be a bit like dealing in oil futures?