Magazine article New Internationalist

The Oil Road Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London

Magazine article New Internationalist

The Oil Road Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London

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The Oil Road Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London by James Marriott and Mika Minio-Paluello (Verso, ISBN 9781844676460)

James Marriott and Mika Minio-Paluello are activists with the campaigning environmental group PLATFORM, and in this intriguing book they follow the route of the massively profitable BP pipeline from the Caspian Sea oilfields to the refineries of Germany and the financial markets of London.

Drawing on a decade of research, the authors piece together the picture of how humanity's addiction to fossil fuels radically affects communities and countries, from Azerbaijan to Turkey, Georgia to Italy. The book combines elements of travelogue, political reportage, social history and individual stories of resistance and courage of those whose daily existence has the pipeline as a constant presence. …

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