Globally, 508 new-build trunk/transmission pipeline projects are likely to commence operations during the 2024 to 2028 period.

About 45% of the upcoming pipeline projects are in the construction stage with expected operational commencement by 2028.

More than 90,000km of pipeline length is presently under construction and is likely to become operational by 2028.

Gas pipelines lead both in terms of project count and pipeline length globally by 2028, as countries continue to grapple with the dual challenges of energy security and environmental sustainability.

Globally, Asia dominates both in terms of pipeline project count and length by 2028. Gas pipelines lead the region in terms of both project count and pipeline length, followed by product pipelines.

Natural gas and product pipelines account for the bulk of the pipeline length additions in the region due to ever-growing demand from the industrial, domestic, and transportation sectors.

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Among countries, the US leads with the highest number of pipeline projects that are expected to start operations by 2028.

Gas pipelines constitute the highest number of projects in the country, mainly to supply natural gas for liquefaction terminals.

In terms of pipeline length, India leads with a proposed 29,800km by 2028, with gas pipelines contributing the major chunk.

Further analysis on pipeline projects can be found in leading data and analytics company GlobalData’s new report, New Build Trunk-Transmission Pipelines Projects by Development Stage, Regions, Countries, Project Type and Forecast to 2028.