Lagos — India is set to dominate the trunk/transmission pipeline length additions for planned and announced projects in Asia between 2023 and 2027, contributing around 46% of the region’s total planned and announced pipeline additions by 2027, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Oil and Gas Pipelines Length and Capital Expenditure (CapEx) Outlook by Region, Countries and Companies including Details of New Build (Planned and Announced) Projects and Forecast, 2023-2027’, reveals that India is likely to add a planned pipeline length of 27,543 km (projects that received all necessary approvals) and an announced pipeline length of 2,208 km (projects yet to receive approvals) by 2027.
Bhargavi Gandham, Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Pipelines are an efficient and cheaper way of transporting oil and gas for large countries such as India. The growing economy and strong demand for oil and gas are mainly driving pipeline additions in the country.”
Kandla–Gorakhpur LPG pipeline is the largest upcoming oil and gas pipeline project by 2027 in India, with a total length of 2,809 km. The pipeline, which is set to begin operations in 2024, would serve LPG bottling facilities in the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh to meet the growing demand for the commodity.
Jagdishpur–Haldia Phase II gas pipeline ranks second in India in terms of length among the upcoming transmission pipelines by 2027. With a length of 1,900 km, it is scheduled to start operations in 2023. The pipeline is part of the Indian government’s initiative to connect eastern states such as West Bengal with the national gas transmission network. GAIL (India) is the operator as well as the 100% equity owner of the project.
Bhargavi concludes: “Mehsana–Bhatinda gas pipeline stands third with a total length of 1,834 km. GSPL India Gasnet Ltd is the operator of this pipeline, which is expected to commence operations in 2023. The pipeline runs through the states of Gujarat, Punjab, and Rajasthan, giving a further boost to industrial development. For instance, Rajasthan announced plans to primarily develop furnace-based industrial clusters along the pipeline route to take advantage of relatively cheaper natural gas for production.”
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