‘Middle East set to contribute 17 per cent of new-build trunk petroleum products pipeline by 2023’

34227633053 b053334c03 cThe Middle East is expected to contribute 17 per cent of global new-build trunk/transmission petroleum products pipeline length additions by 2023, according to data and analytics company GlobalData

The company’s latest report, ‘Global Petroleum Products Pipelines Industry Outlook to 2023 – Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook with Details of All Operating and Planned Petroleum Products Pipelines’, has revealed that the Middle East is likely to have new-build petroleum products pipeline length of 3,483km by 2023.

Varun Ette, oil and gas analyst at GlobalData, commented, “The Middle East is expected to begin operations of 11 trunk pipelines by 2023. Abadan–Rey is the longest upcoming petroleum products pipeline in the region with a length of 920km. The pipeline is slated to commence operations in 2020.”

GlobalData has identified Iran as the potential top contributor to the regional new-build petroleum products pipelines, with five upcoming pipelines with a total length of 2,654km. All the pipelines proposed in the country are planned pipelines with identified development.

“Saudi Arabia is the second highest contributor to the Middle East’s pipeline length additions by 2023. Yanbu–North Jeddah I and Yanbu–North Jeddah II are the only upcoming planned petroleum products pipelines with proposed lengths of 333.5km each. Both are expected to start operations in 2021,” Ette concluded.

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