Pipeline politics are a core topic here. This interview provides some interesting background.
Yes, I listened. Twice.
“The Crash of Flight 3804”, Charlotte Dennett’s new book, chronicles her decades-long investigation into the death of her father, the highest ranking American intelligence officer in the Middle East, in a mysterious plane crash in Ethiopia in 1947 on his return from a secret mission to Saudi Arabia for the Central Intelligence Group; the intrigue and treachery of Middle East oil pipeline politics throughout the 20th and 21st centuries; the Berlin to Baghdad Railway; ARAMCO; pipeline and airline routes; Iran hostage crisis; secular Arab nationalism; UNOCAL pipeline; Genie Oil; trans-Yemen pipeline; notorious British spymaster Kim Philby; the partition of Palestine.
The interview is below for your convenience!