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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

''We Should All Scrutinise BP’s Oil Road''

From The Price of Oil

''BP has problems in Azerbaijan. The country’s top energy official has urged greater “scrutiny” of the international consortium led by BP which is developing Azerbaijan’s main oil field.

But the development does not just have a financial cost. For the last few years, James Marriott and Mika Minio-Paluello, two activists from the oil watchdog Platform, have been researching the human and ecological cost of the BTC pipeline which carries BP’s oil from Baku in Azerbaijan to Ceyhan in Turkey.

They have just written a stunningly powerful book called the The Oil Road, published by Verso, which brings to life the story of the BTC pipeline.''

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