Pipe Dreams

Boy running with a self-made toy. Balakhani oil village. Azerbaijan. 2004. Photo by Rena Effendi

Boy running with a self-made toy. Balakhani oil village. Azerbaijan. 2004. Photo by Rena Effendi

Snaking 1,700 kilometres through five conflict zones, in the shadow of the Caucasus mountains, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline manoeuvres through a delicate web of social, environmental and political concerns. Carrying one million barrels of oil daily to the West, while combating Russian energy influence, this pipeline project is a part of “the New Great Game”, a game that affects the lives of millions of citizens in the adjoining countries of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.

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