India to Lead Asia New-Build Pipeline Growth
India is expected to lead Asia’s oil and gas new-build trunk/pipeline length additions, contributing around 53 percent of Asia’s planned and announced pipeline length additions between 2019 and 2023.
According to a report from GlobalData, India is expected to have new-build pipeline length of 23,360.6 km by 2023.
Varun Ette, Oil and Gas Analyst at GlobalData, said: “In India, 42 new-build pipelines are set to start operations by 2023, out of which 29 are planned and remaining 13 are from early-stage announced pipelines. Jagdishpur–Haldia is the longest upcoming pipeline in the country with a length of 2,655.0 km. It is a natural gas pipeline expected to start operations in 2020. GAIL (India) Ltd owns 100% equity stake and will be the operator of the pipeline.”
GlobalData expects China to be the second-highest contributor to the region’s new-build pipeline length additions by 2023 with a length of 8,904.7 km. Most of the upcoming pipeline length in the country comes from planned projects, while the rest 130.4 km is from an early-stage announced project, Jingmen–Xiangyang.
Ette added: “Followed by China, Pakistan ranks third in contribution to the new-build pipeline length additions in the region by 2023 with a length of 5,750.0 km from 15 upcoming pipelines. Of the total length, planned and announced pipelines will contribute 2,226.0 km and 3,524.0 km, respectively.”