Looking back: Chaos ensues at IPE amid protest

Open-outcry trading at the IPE was halted in February 2005 amid a lively protest by Greenpeace activists. The timing was ironic, as Energy Risk reported the following month

Greenpeace protestors storm the IPE

Hand-to-hand combat broke out on two separate floors, people were knocked to the ground and a filing cabinet came crashing down. No, not the end of a boozy International Petroleum Week cocktail reception, but the mayhem that ensued when Greenpeace staged a protest at the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) in London.

On the Wednesday of IP Week, the protesters met with a very hostile reception from traders as they burst into the IPE just after the opening of the afternoon's open-outcry

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