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  • 18 Mar 2014 james

    Gas grabs and 5 questions to power at the Caspian Corridor Conference

    The Euro Caspian Mega Pipeline is a massive infrastructure system designed to suck gas out of the Caspian into Western Europe. Construction of the pipeline involves politics and finance as much as it does concrete building materials,  and the conference I’m about to go to is one in a series of events attempting to make…

    Gas grabs and 5 questions to power at the Caspian Corridor Conference

  • 15 Aug 2013 admin

    Europe’s Gas Grab – the Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline

    In this illustrated leaflet we follow the route of the Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline – meeting people who are talking out against the pipeline and the impact it will have on their lives. The leaflet joins the dots between climate change, human rights abuses and fuel poverty. It talks about the impacts of the pipeline in…

    Europe’s Gas Grab – the Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline

  • 27 Jun 2013 admin

    Europe’s Keystone XL? The Planned Mega-pipeline

    Behind the closed doors of company boardrooms and government offices a mega-pipeline is being planned and promoted. This huge piece of infrastructure would carry gas over 4,000 kilometres from the Caspian Sea to central Europe, and in the process would lock Europe into gas dependency for at least the next 35 years. Such a project…


  • BP is planning a $40 bn pipeline and wants us to subsidise it

    BP pushed for major subsidies at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) AGM in Istanbul last weekend, while hyping the grand scale of its Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline plans. Between speeches by Prime Ministers and sessions on “Supporting Growth Amidst Austerity”, oil companies revealed their intentions to spend $40 billion expanding Europe’s gas grid…

    BP is planning a $40 bn pipeline and wants us to subsidise it

  • 21 Feb 2013 admin

    The price of gas: imports, repression and fuel poverty

    In a deplorable attack on the right to protest energy giant EDF is attempting to sue 21 activists for £5mn in a civil action. The No Dash for Gas campaigners occupied West Burton gas power station for 7 days by scaling two of the three 91m high cooling towers, brave people. They are going to…

    The price of gas: imports, repression and fuel poverty

  • 13 Sep 2012 admin

    Tales of Transition

    James Marriott talks about Platform’s new book The Oil Road in advance of the Transition Network Conference taking place at Battersea Arts Centre. James will be inspiring people with stories of his travels from the oil fields of the Caspian to the refineries and financial centres of Northern Europe. He will also consider how we…

    Tales of Transition

  • 22 Aug 2012 admin

    Shell Security Spending Data Mapped on Guardian Data Blog

    Platform and the Guardian Data Blog have mapped Shell’s global security spending for 2008. The graphic is based on leaked internal financial data. You can find Platform’s full briefing on this issue here.  

    Shell Security Spending Data Mapped on Guardian Data Blog

  • The FCO’s Human Rights Work 2010-11

    Evidence submitted to the Parliamentary the Foreign Affairs Committee. The Committee’s inquiry posed the question of whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s mandate in prioritising British business interests contradicted its human rights mandate.