North America and Asia are set to drive the global oil and gas new-build pipeline length additions, contributing around 55% of the global planned and announced pipeline length additions between 2019 and 2023, says GlobalData, a data and analytics company.
The company’s report, “Global Oil and Gas Pipelines Industry Outlook to 2023 – Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook with Details of All Operating and Planned Pipelines”, reveals that North America and Asia are likely to have new-build pipeline lengths of 42,580.4 kilometres and 42,579.2 km, respectively by 2023.
Varun Ette, Oil and Gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments, “North America and Asia are expected to witness operations of 259 new-build pipelines by 2023, of which 148 are planned and announced pipelines in North America. Keystone XL Project is the longest upcoming pipeline in the region with a length of 1,897.0 km.”
GlobalData expects that Asia will have 111 new-build pipelines by 2023, of which 76 are planned and the rest are early-stage announced pipelines. Power of Siberia 1 (China Section) is the longest upcoming gas pipeline in the region with a length of 3,371.0 km.
Ette concludes, “Africa is the third-highest contributor to the global new-build planned and announced pipeline length additions by 2023 with a length of 16,912.2 km. Trans Saharan Gas is the longest upcoming pipeline in the region with a length of 4,400.0 km.”