Keith Fisher has worked as a journalist and researcher on corporate and environmental issues.
While studying, firstly, the MI6- and CIA-orchestrated coup against Prime Minister Mossadegh in 1953 following his nationalization of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, and then the present-day geopolitics of energy supplies from the new republics of the former Soviet Union, he became fascinated both by the deep, yet historically quite recent, roots of the modern oil industry and by our complex, much older global relationship with oil.
Following some fifteen years of thinking, researching, and writing, A Pipeline Runs Through It is the remarkable result. Fisher lives in Oxford.
A Pipeline Runs Through It: The Story of Oil from Ancient Times to the First World War – 2022