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January 18, 2022updated 24 Jan 2022 10:18am

The US has the highest share in global oil & gas transmission pipeline network

507 pipelines are to start operations in 2025 while the US currently leads with a transmission pipeline network length of 814,596km.

By GlobalData Energy

GlobalData’s latest report, “Global Oil and Gas Pipelines Industry Outlook to 2025 – Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook with Details of All Operating and Planned Pipelines,” says that the total length of the global trunk/transmission pipeline network is 2,193,250km (with start years up to 2025), of which, crude oil pipelines constitute 396,244km, petroleum products pipelines constitute 276,317km, natural gas pipelines constitute 1,394,979km and NGL pipelines constitute 125,809km.

As of December 2021, there were 4,785 active and suspended pipelines with a total length of 2,069,740km. By 2025, about 507 planned and announced pipelines are expected to start operations with a total length of 123,610km.

Among regions, North America has the highest share of 44.1% in the global transmission pipeline length with 967,623km (with start years up to 2025), followed by the Former Soviet Union with 418,824km and Asia with 243,772km, respectively.

Among countries, the US stands first with the highest trunk/transmission pipeline systems network of 814,596km, followed by Russia and Canada with 312,026km and 123,936km, respectively.

Among the global trunk/ transmission pipeline systems, Transneft Oil System, Transneft Product System, Russian Gas System, and Mid America System are the longest active crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas and NGL pipelines with lengths of 51,052km, 16,449km, 175,200km and 12,848km, respectively.

For the upcoming oil trunk/transmission pipelines globally, Niger–Benin, Kandla–Gorakhpur, Nord Stream 2 and Companero are the longest crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas and NGL pipelines with lengths of 1,980km, 2,809km, 2,460km and 877km, respectively.

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