Asia will lead global midstream projects

Asia is set to witness the start of operations of 402 midstream oil and gas projects, accounting for 31% of global upcoming midstream oil and gas projects starting during 2023 and 2027, says GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Oil and Gas Midstream New Build and Expansion Projects Analysis by Type, Development Stage, Key Countries, Region and Forecasts, 2023-2027’ highlights that the trunk/transmission pipelines segment dominates with 155 projects in Asia, accounting for 39% of the total upcoming midstream project starts in the region during 2023 -2027. LNG regasification and oil storage segments follow with 115 and 113, respectively.

A key upcoming transmission pipeline project in Asia is the Xinjiang–Guangdong–Zhejiang SNG onshore gas pipeline in China. With a length of 8,972km, it is the longest pipeline proposed in China and is expected to commence operations in 2026. To be operated by SNG Transmission Pipeline Co Ltd, the pipeline will help transport gas from western China to the demand centers in the east.

In the oil storage segment, Zhoushan V Expansion is a key project with a capacity of 132 million barrels (mmbbl). To be operated by Zhejiang Petrochemical Co Ltd, it is expected to start operation in 2025.

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