Africa: Crude Continent: The Struggle for Africa's Oil Prize

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We are pleased to announce the arrival of the newly-published book, in paperback, by Duncan Clarke, Africa: Crude Continent (Profile Books, London 2010), with new Epilogue, now in print and soon available on Amazon from 1st July, and just released into Africa at our Eastern African Energy Conference 2010 which has taken place in Nairobi. The book is now scheduled to be a TV/Film Documentary produced by CNBC-Africa, Africa's premier business channel with a TV footprint across Sub-Saharan Africa. The Documentary will be released by CNBC-Africa on its own news channels during September 2010, and will be shown in World Film Premiere at our 17th Africa Oil Week 2010 in Cape Town (1-5th November 2010 - see details on http://www.petro21.com) where around 750 senior executives are expected and over 60+ top-level speakers are already confirmed.

If I need to know anything about oil in Africa, I go straight to this book

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the newly-published book, in paperback, by Duncan Clarke, Africa: Crude Continent (Profile Books, London 2010), with new Epilogue, now in print and soon available on Amazon from 1st July, and just released into Africa at our Eastern African Energy Conference 2010 which has taken place in Nairobi.

The book is now scheduled to be a TV/Film Documentary produced by CNBC-Africa, Africa's premier business channel with a TV footprint across Sub-Saharan Africa. The Documentary will be released by CNBC-Africa on its own news channels during September 2010, and will be shown in World Film Premiere at our 17th Africa Oil Week 2010 in Cape Town (1-5th November 2010 - see details on http://www.petro21.com) where around 750 senior executives are expected and over 60+ top-level speakers are already confirmed.

This widely-acclaimed book is the first and only Africa-wide oil historiography of the fast-changing oil and gas game across this vast Continent, and the Documentary will reflect this enduring and continuing saga.

Praise for Africa: Crude Continent

Original analysis and passionate views thought-provoking informed by an unrivalled knowledge of Africas oil industry Michael Holman, former Africa editor, Financial Times

If I need to know anything about oil in Africa, I go straight to this book Richard Dowden, Director, the Royal African Society

A highly accomplished work and must-read on Africa and its political economy of oil in an epic which illuminates Africa's "inner worlds" and deftly weaves together the continent's ancient, post-colonial and modern histories. Barry Morgan, Africa Correspondent, Upstream International Oil & Gas Newspaper

If anyone knows about liquid gold, he does. The Times

Today's scramble for Africa - the great uncharted frontier in world oil and gas is part of a continuing struggle for oil that started before the Cold War. It engages over 600 oil companies, including state oil companies from six continents. And yet Africa retains a vast underbelly of ancient subsistence economies on which the quest for oil has had little impact.

Africa: Crude Continent is the first in-depth exploration of this fascinating and important subject, providing ground-breaking insights into the continents oil history, economics and fragmented geopolitics.

Based on an intimate understanding of the origins, evolution and current state of Africas oil game, Clarke shows how an array of flawed and fragile governments, shadowy politicians, warlords, militia, oil executives, financiers, state institutions and myriad masters are all seeking their piece of the prize. From oil-rich countries to hopeful states with exploration potential, it is an enduring epic struggle and one that has left many empty-handed.

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