China is expected to lead the trunk/transmission oil and gas pipelines network in Asia, accounting for 39% of the region’s total pipeline length by 2025, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
GlobalData’s report, ‘Global Oil and Gas Pipelines Industry Outlook to 2025 – Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook with Details of All Operating and Planned Pipelines’, reveals that the total length of Asia’s trunk/transmission pipeline network is expected to be 243 772 km by 2025 with the operational start year being December 2021. China leads with 95 709 km, followed by India and Pakistan with 77 654 km, and 17 383 km, respectively.
Teja Pappoppula, Oil and Gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “China is expected to witness the start of operations of 16 planned and announced pipelines by 2025, adding a total length of about 8747 km. Among the upcoming pipelines, Zhongwei–Ji and is the longest upcoming pipeline with a length of 2090 km. The natural gas pipeline is expected to start operations by 2023.”
Power of Siberia 1 (China Section-II) trunk/transmission pipeline is the second-longest upcoming pipeline with a length of 1509 km. This natural gas pipeline is to be operated by China Oil & Gas Piping Network Corp. It is expected to become operational in 2023.
The third highest contributor in the country is the planned Erdos–Anping–Cangzhou Phase II pipeline which is likely to add a length of 1412 km in 2022. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp will be the operator of this natural gas pipeline.