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Asia-Pacific to Contribute about 41% to the Global Planned Pipeline Length Addition by 2016

August 9th, 2012

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Asia-Pacific will be the major contributor to pipeline length additions globally during 2012 - 2016. The region will witness planned pipeline length constructions of about 39,600km by 2016, contributing about 41% to the planned pipeline length construction globally by this time. Following Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa and South and Central America will have shares of about 23%, 19%, 11% and 6% respectively in pipeline length construction, globally, by 2016.

Within Asia-Pacific, India and China will witness significant additions in oil and gas pipeline length by 2016. During the 2012 - 2016 period, India plans to build domestic pipelines for the transmission of oil and gas to different regions. However, China plans to build international pipelines, from Myanmar and Kazakhstan, to secure supplies of oil and gas from these countries.

The figure below shows the global share of Asia-Pacific during 2012 - 2016:


Gas Pipelines will Account for Majority of the Planned Pipeline Length Additions by 2016

During the 2012 - 2016 period, gas pipelines will dominate pipeline length additions worldwide. Gas pipeline length additions will amount to 63,392.59km, which is about 66% of the total pipeline length planned for construction globally. The planned oil and petroleum products pipelines will together contribute about 34% of pipeline construction planned by 2016.

The figure shows the share of gas pipelines during 2012 - 2016:


Russia, US, India, Canada and Myanmar will Account for around Half of the Global Planned Pipeline Length Addition by 2016

Russia, US, India, Canada and Myanmar are the leading countries globally, in terms of planned pipeline length additions by 2016. These countries will collectively account for about half of global pipeline length additions by 2016.

Russias planned pipeline projects are aimed at helping the country find new markets for its gas exports, as well as allowing the country to strengthen its position in its existing market for gas exports, Europe, without being dependent on cooperation from traditional transit countries such as Ukraine, Belarus, and Georgia.

The planned pipeline length additions in the US and Canada are a result of the increased production of oil and gas in these countries due to successful commercial production from unconventional sources such as shales and oil sands. Canadas planned pipelines are aimed at allowing the country to export its oil and gas to new markets (particularly in Asia) as the traditional buyer of its oil and gas exports, the US, is witnessing increasing domestic production from shale reserves. The planned pipelines in the US are aimed at the transmission of oil and gas within the country.

The planned pipelines in Myanmar are primarily intended to export its oil and gas production, particularly to China, while Indias planned pipelines are mainly aimed at domestic transmission of oil, gas and petroleum products.

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