WATCHING THE WORLD EUROPE'S CATCH-22 GAS PIPELINE

With David Knott from London In the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22 there is a character called Milo Minderbinder, a bomber pilot/wheeler dealer who takes business logic to the limits. The peak of Minderbinder's achievement is arranging for his squadron's aircraft to bomb their own airbase, in a deal agreed with the enemy. While the oil and gas industry generally avoids such frivolity, one British project holds promise of a future period of absurdity.

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