ISBN 9789351367796,The New Kings of Crude

The New Kings of Crude

Author:

Luke Patey

Publisher:

HarperCollins

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ISBN 9789351367796
Publisher

HarperCollins

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

ISBN 9789351367796

ISBN-10 9351367797
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 372 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Self-help & personal development

The need for oil in Asias new industrial powers, China and India, has grown dramatically. The New Kings of Crude takes the reader from the dusty streets of an African capital to Asias glistening corporate towers. It provides a first look at how the worlds rising economies established new International oil empires in Sudan, amid one of Africas longest-running and deadliest civil wars. For over a decade, Sudan fuelled the international rise of Chinese and Indian national oil companies. But the political turmoil surrounding the historic division of Africas largest country, with the birth of South Sudan, challenged Asias oil giants to chart a new course.

Luke Patey weaves together the stories of hardened oilmen, powerful politicians, rebel fighters and human rights activists to show how the lure of oil brought China and India into Sudan-only later to ensnare both in the messy politics of a divided country. His book offers a portrait of the challenges China and India are increasingly facing as emerging powers in the world.

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