With the modern world being so dependent on natural resources and their supplies, it becomes clear that those who control both the energy means and their delivery routes are in the position of power. While creating the proper gas pipeline network is expensive, operating it is hugely profitable and can significantly increase one''s authority. History has shown that countries can exercise their political and economical influence just by turning the gas tubes off and blocking supplies. Europe is a region whose energy independence has been a major issue for years now, as officials have been trying to find new gas pipeline itineraries, even if it costs billions of US dollars. In order to find out more about gas pipeline networks and some of the most famous and controversial pipes – read this book.