The Trans-ASEAN pipeline’s fading ‘gleam’

By Tim Daiss 19 June 2012
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ExxonMobil gas production in Indonesia. Finding proven gas supplies is a problem for the ASEAN pipeline project. (PA) 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.

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