James Marriott will be speaking on The Oil Road at the Hay Festival’s Winter Weekend, 1-2 December 2012.

The event is at 1.30pm in the Swan Ballroom, Hay Hotel, Church Street. Tickets are £5.

BP’s oil line from Russia to the West via Iran is one of the most ambitious and contentious adventures in the scramble of global powers in the energy wars. Over a thousand miles long, it weaves a route around the Russian and Iranian borders, transporting oil and gas to hungry Western markets. The authors look at the reality behind the pipeline’s gleaming façade and reveal the hidden history of an iconic project that is also a metaphor for our age.

View full details of the event and book tickets here.  View the full weekend’s programme here.