Pipelines are political:
Futures Forum: Peak oil, climate change and pipeline geopolitics driving conflict
Futures Forum: Climate change: and the increased risks of global conflict ... the evidence ...
They are very political in North America:
Futures Forum: Fracking in Fort McMoney: a web documentary and strategy video game about Fort McMurray, the oil sands capital of Alberta, Canada
Rob Hopkins takes us to Canada - the home of a new brew with a purpose:
This beer kills pipelines - Transition Network