This discussion is about the 'Worlds biggest pipeline' from the Sea port of Baku, in Azerbaijan, to Ceyhan, in Turkey.
The pipeline will go through some of the worlds most conflict ridden and unstable countrys, The pipeline will be 42inch wide spanning 1,090 miles.
Two former Soviet states, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have 3 times the oil reserves that america has. The game is to find the safest way for the oil into american fuel tanks. The pipeline is scheduled to begin in 2005.
The pipeline will produce an est 3.7million barrels a day by 2010, the project is been led by oil giant BP.
What do you think the conseqences will be from the pipeline ?
Here are some info about the pipeline...
...42inch wide spanning 1,090 miles and will produce 3.7million barrels of oil a day.
Potential enviromental damage caused by Oil leaks and shipping disasters
Farmers and fishermans livelyhoods threatened by pollution
The project will clear two primary dense forrests and crosses the buffer zone of a national park which caould harm several endangered species.
The project will cost 4 billion $ and 600million of taxpayers money.(so thats were our money goes!)
Possibly terroist attacks, US retalition to these could spark a war in the middle east.
legal agreements make BP the effective governing power over the corridor, over-riding all environmental, social, human rights or other laws for the next 40 years.
The pipeline has a huge potential for war, do we really want another Iraq war and more lives lost. ?