James Marriott – The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London
Venue: The Swan Ballroom
BP’s oil line from Russia to the West via Iran is one of the most ambitious and contentious adventures in the scramble of global powers in the energy wars. Over a thousand miles long, it weaves a route around the Russian and Iranian borders, transporting oil and gas to hungry Western markets. The authors look at the reality behind the pipeline’s gleaming façade and reveal the hidden history of an iconic project that is also a metaphor for our age.