Turkmenistan is forecasted to become the second-biggest contributor on the post-Soviet space in terms of new-build pipeline length additions by 2023. Such estimates has been provided by the London-headquartered GlobalData data analytics and consulting company.
The first line in rating, given in company’s report, ‘Global Planned Oil and Gas Pipelines Industry Outlook to 2023 – Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook with Details of All Planned Pipelines’, will belong to Russia and the third place will be likely taken by Ukraine.
The Turkmenistan’s position is expected to be contributed by a planned pipeline – Central Asia–China Line D, which would run for over 1000 km.
According to the paper, the forth branch of the Central-Asian gas line would start operations in 2022. Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline Co Ltd owns a 100% equity stake in the pipeline project and is also its operator.
The gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China will bring the total volume of gas export from Central Asia to PRC to 80 billion cu m of gas per year. Upon the operation of Line D, the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline would claim to be the largest gas transmission system in Central Asia.
The longest Russia’s new-build pipeline will be Nord Stream 2 with a length of 2400 km.
Ukraine’s third rank is connected with the plans for commissioning in 2023 of the onshore crude oil pipeline Brody–Adamowo with a length of 396 km.