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Oil on Water: Tankers, Pirates and the Rise of China

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Out of sight, out of mind. That's the general public's reaction to the crucial movement of oil around the world's oceans. Yet this vital supply chain that allows the world to function is constantly under enormous, largely unreported pressure. The uninterrupted flow of oil is essential to globalization and increasingly so as manufacturing and markets move Eastwards to Asia. ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Zed Books
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Jan 07, 2013 Mick rated it it was amazing
A point made early on in this book is that even though oil, and its everyday movement across the surface of the world, are fundamental to the world's industry and therefore effect us all, the general public are almost entirely unaware of what happens between the oil wells and the service station where they fill up their cars. The only time we tend to think of oil tankers is when one runs aground or is hijacked by pirates.

French and Chambers aim to correct this lack of understanding and apprecia
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Paul French is the Chief China Representative of Access Asia, a market research and business intelligence company specialising in China and North Asia's economics and markets. He was educated in London and at the University of Glasgow. He is the co-author of One Billion Shoppers - Accessing Asia's Consuming Pass
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