The global oil and gas pipeline market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 6% from 2021 to 2026.
- Nippon Steel Corporation
- Tenaris Inc.
- TMK Group
- Mott Macdonald Group Ltd
- Shengli Oil & Gas Pipe Holdings Limited
- United States Steel Corporation
- OMK Steel Ltd
- ChelPipe Group
- TechnipFMC PLC
Key market trends
The gas pipeline segment to dominate the market
Natural gas consumption has increased significantly reaching 3929 billion m3 in 2019 owing to the increasing demand for natural gas in multiple industries including power generation and transportation. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years as well and is likely to drive the gas pipeline infrastructure significantly.
By 2030, owing to factors, such as environmental benefits and the quest for energy security in regions, such as Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East and Africa, the demand for natural gas is expected to witness a significant growth among all fuel types.
With exports of 107 billion m3 in 2019, Qatar continued to be the largest LNG exporter, a position it has now held for over a decade. The LNG trade is expected to witness a significant increase across the world, resulting in increased demand for the natural gas pipeline network as well.
The development of new sources of natural gas, such as shale gas deposits, and the resulting price pressure are increasing the international trade of natural gas; hence, transport and storage volumes are similarly rising. These developments are expected to consequently result in increasing the demand for pipeline network expansion as well.
Asia-Pacific to dominate the market
The energy consumption in Asia-Pacific is expected to increase by up to 48% by 2050. According to the IEA, China is expected to contribute 30% of the world's energy increase until 2025. Moreover, natural gas imports have been continuously rising in China, and they reached 84.8 billion m3 in 2019, to meet the increasing domestic demand.
China's state-owned firms, including CNPC and China National Offshore Oil Corporation, have plans to maximise production at local gas fields, which is further driving the pipeline demand in the region.
India is also modifying its gas pipeline infrastructure to meet the growing demand. In the annual budget of 2021, the Indian government announced a pipeline project for the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Apart from this, the nation is aiming to increase the natural gas share to 15% in the energy basket and expecting US$66 billion investment in building the gas infrastructure, including gas pipeline, CGD, and LNG regasification terminals.
Therefore, the increasing demand and new pipeline infrastructure in Asia-Pacific are some of the major factors that are driving the oil and gas pipeline market growth.
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