Pipelines or Pipe Dreams? Lessons from the History of Arab Transit Pipelines
Stevens, Paul, The Middle East Journal
The article outlines a history of transit oil and gas pipelines in the Arab world over the last 70 years. In particular, it seeks to understand the causes behind the generally poor performance of the pipelines and tries to examine the economic basis for this. The purpose is to find lessons and an analytical framework which may inform current discussions of such pipelines in relation to the development of Caspian hydrocarbons and gas exports from the Persian Gulf.
In recent years, there has been a renewal of interest in transit oil and gas pipelines. These are defined as pipelines which must cross another's territory to get to market.l This interest, arising from Caspian …
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Publication information: Article title: Pipelines or Pipe Dreams? Lessons from the History of Arab Transit Pipelines. Contributors: Stevens, Paul - Author. Journal title: The Middle East Journal. Volume: 54. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2000. Page number: 224+. © Middle East Institute Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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