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5.0 out of 5 stars Travel the Oil Road
This is seriously interesting book, not only because of the multitude of fascinating cultural and geographical insights presented by the authors undertaking a modern day equivalent to the journeys Marco Polo, but also because it gives an insight into the relationship between Government and Big Business and how the sustainability of the planet is being seriously eroded by...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Heavily biased book
"The Oil Road" is authored by two self-confessed "oil corporation resisters" associated with the campaigning NGO Platform. By no stretch of the imagination can it be described as a balanced account either of BP plc or the the construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline.

If you like conspiracy theories, this is the book for you. If you want to read...
Published 18 months ago by knight, robin


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5.0 out of 5 stars Travel the Oil Road, 3 Jan 2013
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This is seriously interesting book, not only because of the multitude of fascinating cultural and geographical insights presented by the authors undertaking a modern day equivalent to the journeys Marco Polo, but also because it gives an insight into the relationship between Government and Big Business and how the sustainability of the planet is being seriously eroded by that relationship. Travel the Oil Road with them, you wont regret it - highly recommended
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the world of oil - without the usual glossy sheen, 3 Oct 2012
This review is from: The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London (Hardcover)
This is great read. Highly informative and seriously well-written with lashings of decent political analysis you will not find elsewhere. The oil industry as seen from the bottom - man and woman on the street or rather in this case the field. We waited a long time for this.
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3 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Heavily biased book, 29 Dec 2012
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This review is from: The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London (Hardcover)
"The Oil Road" is authored by two self-confessed "oil corporation resisters" associated with the campaigning NGO Platform. By no stretch of the imagination can it be described as a balanced account either of BP plc or the the construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline.

If you like conspiracy theories, this is the book for you. If you want to read about the delivery of a huge industrial project that has been of some benefit to the poverty-stricken inhabitants of a forgotten part of Asia-Europe, buy another book.

One doesn't have to be a BP shareholder (as I am) or a paid-up member of the political ruling class Azerbaijan, Georgia or Turkey to regard this book with suspicion. No one would deny that some things went wrong with the $4bn BTC project or that BP and the host governments have their problems. But "The Oil Road" is so one-eyed it ends up weakening its own case.
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