Research and Markets: Pipeline Industry to 2017 - European Pipeline Industry Driven by Nuclear Phase-Out

Fri Jun 7, 2013 4:11am EDT

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Research and Markets: Pipeline Industry to 2017 - European Pipeline Industry Driven by Nuclear Phase-Out

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The aim of achieving a nuclear-free energy mix held by several European countries will serve to promote growth in the region's gas pipeline construction industry, says business intelligence firm GBI Research.

The company's latest report* expects the phasing out of nuclear power across Germany, Switzerland and potentially other countries to result in the increased consumption of natural gas, which will in turn necessitate the construction of greater gas transportation infrastructure.

Germany has a target date of 2022 for the closure of its remaining nuclear power facilities and thermal energy is expected to fill the gap while the county's renewables sector gets up to speed. Russia will be Germany's primary gas supplier for the foreseeable future, with several currently operational and planned pipelines expected to meet the growing demand.

The Nord Stream twin pipeline system, which covers a distance of 1,224km from Vyborg, Russia to Lubmin, Germany, came online in 2011, while the stalled Yamal-Europe Pipeline Line II, part of the 680km Yamal-Europe gas pipeline owned by EuroPol Gaz SA, may be operational by 2019.

There are also plans for the construction of intra-country pipelines around Europe, which will play an important role in the transitional stages of those nations shifting away from nuclear power, including Switzerland, which aims to shut down the last of its nuclear plants by 2034.

Belgium has also made overtures to a possible nuclear power phase-out in recent years, with the national government deciding to close three of the country's seven reactors by 2015, following negotiations in 2011. GBI Research believes this development will further drive Europe's pipeline industry.

This report provides key information and analysis of the oil, gas and product pipeline industry globally. Global key statistics on crude oil, natural gas and petroleum product pipelines are covered in the report.

Companies Mentioned

- Arabian Oil Company, Limited

- BOTAS - Petroleum Pipeline Corporation

- China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

- ConocoPhillips

- Ecopetrol SA

- Enagas SA

- Enbridge Energy Partners, LP

- Enterprise Products Partners LP

- GAIL (India) Limited

- Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

- Indian Oil Corporation Limited

- Kaztransoil

- Naftogaz of Ukraine NJSC

- National Iranian Oil Company

- Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

- NiSource Incorporated

- OAO AK Transneft

- OAO Gazprom

- Petrochina

- Petroleo Brasileiro SA

- Petroleos de Venezuela SA

- Petroleum Development Oman LLC

- Repsol SA

- Royal Dutch Shell plc

- Sonatrach

- Sunoco Logistics Partners LP

- TransCanada Pipelines Limited

- Transpetrol SA

- Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA

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