Oil on Water

Tankers, Pirates and the Rise of China

by Paul French, Sam Chambers

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  • 1848134703
  • 9781848134683
  • 9781848134706
  • 9781848138421
Out of sight, out of mind. That's the general 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 globalisation, and increasingly so as manufacturing and markets move Eastwards to Asia. However, it is threatened by conflicts between nation states, pirates and global warming.All too often the movement of oil by ocean is something taken for granted by the majority of the world yet it is fraught with difficulty, and could haemorrhage global growth if issues covered in this book are not resolved or allowed to escalate.From reporting onboard giant tankers to looking at the geopolitical shift in oil consumption, Oil on Water is holistic, all encompassing and engrossing look at the way oil is moved and consumed; mixing reportage, examples and hard-hitting facts.

  • Zed Books; May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781848134706
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Oil on Water
  • Author: Paul French; Sam Chambers
  • Imprint: Zed Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1848134703
  • 9781848134683
  • 9781848134706
  • 9781848138421

In The Press

'East Asia's growing share of the 2 trillion tons of oil shipped each year across the world's oceans is one of the great, but little-told, stories of our age. By tracking this very literal shift of power from West to East, the authors provide invaluable insights into energy security, environmental pressure and areas of potential conflict and cooperation.'Jonathan Watts, author of When a Billion Chinese Jump'An engaging and informed book about vitally important, yet little-discussed areas in business and geopolitics.'Toby Webb, Ethical Corporation'An insightful study of a subject vital to world shipping and trade.'Bob Jaques, Seatrade


About The Author

Paul French has been based in Shanghai for many years as Chief China Representative of research and analysis consultancy Access Asia. He is a regular commentator of China and North East Asia on the international media. He is the author of a number of previous books including the well received North Korea: State of Paranoia (Zed 2015).Sam Chambers has lived in China for a decade and his career as a travel and transport writer has taken him to the four corners of the country. He has co-authored a number of books including a travel guide to Yunnan and Hunan provinces as well as a transportation guide to the Yangtze. Writing for a variety of titles including The Sunday Times and The Royal Geographic Society Chambers follows very closely the day-to-day needs and demands of this rapidly evolving nation. After living in Hong Kong for many years he is now based in the northeastern city of Dalian.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1848134703
  • 9781848134683
  • 9781848134706
  • 9781848138421