According to a recent survey, India and China are leading the global gas pipeline development with a total estimated cost of USD 533.6 billion in capital expenditure, building more gas transmission pipelines than the rest of the world combined. The two countries are reported to be leading a 9 percent year-on-year increase in the length of pipelines under construction on a global scale.
India and China are reportedly leading builders of gas pipelines on a global level, according to data from Global Energy Monitor. According to the year-end data survey for 2022, China currently has 17,800 km of gas pipelines under construction at the estimated cost of USD 21.9 billion. Whereas, India reportedly has 14,300 km of gas pipelines under construction with an estimated cost of USD 20.7 billion, with a distance circling over three-quarters of Earth.
On a global level, there are 59,100 km of gas transmission pipelines under construction and an additional 151,300 km of proposed pipelines. The estimated capital expenditure for these pipelines is USD 533.6 billion. The top five countries in terms of in-development pipelines, both proposed and under construction, are China, Russia, India, Australia, and the United States. India’s longest pipeline project till date is the 2,655 km long Jagdishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL), developed by GAIL.