The Trans-ASEAN pipeline’s fading ‘gleam’

Industry pressure is mounting on ASEAN countries to go to work on completing the Trans-ASEAN gas pipeline project, but questions remain about the lack of proven reserves, financing and complications from subsidised pricing, among other issues Industry pressure is mounting on ASEAN countries to go to work on completing the Trans-ASEAN gas pipeline project, but questions remain about the lack of proven reserves, financing and complications from subsidised pricing, among other issues.
By Tim Daiss 19 June 2012 0 10351
ExxonMobil gas production in Indonesia. Finding proven gas supplies is a problem for the ASEAN pipeline project. (PA)

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is being urged to speed up construction of gas pipelines and power grids for the Trans-ASEAN gas pipeline to improve energy security in the region. Some industry analysts, however, argue the project is unnecessary.

The Trans-ASEAN pipeline would be one of the largest networks of its type in the world, linking the gas reserves of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, Brunei and Thailand.

The whole network is expected to be fully operational by 2020 and already has 10 cross-border...

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