INGAA Foundation, ICF Release Data Underpinning Pipeline Study

October 2014, Vol. 241, No. 10

The INGAA Foundation Inc. and ICF International are making available analytical data supporting the Foundation’s North American Midstream Infrastructure Through 2035: Capitalizing On Our Energy Abundance report, (see P&GJ May 2014, Pg. 30 for an excerpt from the report).

“This new service will provide value-added information to subscribers that goes beyond what is found in the Foundation’s infrastructure study,” said INGAA Foundation President Don Santa. He explained that subscribers would have the ability to link with an ICF-developed user-interface portal that allows easy data sorting and manipulation to suit the user’s needs.

The customer-focused midstream infrastructure subscription data service provides users with an easy-to-use interface for analytical discovery and time-series analysis. A user will be able to sort data based on region, infrastructure type and by year of anticipated activity, among other categories. In addition, subscribers will have access to data updates, which ICF will provide based on changing market, economic or regulatory conditions. ICF intends to host quarterly update briefings via webinar, to which subscribers are invited.

The comprehensive database will include both the base case and low-growth case for natural gas, NGLs and crude oil, and includes:
• Pipeline mile projections including mainlines and gathering lines;
•Pump and compressor horsepower projections;
• Midstream infrastructure capital expenditure projections for pipe, compressors, pumps, storage and other equipment; and
• Economic projections for impacts on output, employment, labor income, value added and taxes by category and by sector.

The Foundation’s infrastructure study, released in March, found that the U.S. and Canada will require annual average midstream natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids midstream infrastructure of nearly $30 billion per year, or $641 billion (real 2012$) over the 22-year period from 2014 to 2035.
The report also forecasted the need through 2035 for:
Natural Gas Infrastructure
• Approximately 43 Bcf/d in new gas transmission capacity;
• About 850 miles per year in new gas transmission mainline;
• Almost 14,000 miles per year in new gas gathering lines;
• About 9 Bcf/d of new LNG export capacity; and
• About $14 billion per year of capital expenditures for new natural gas infrastructure.

NGL Infrastructure
• About 3.6 MMbpd in new NGL transmission capacity;
• Almost 700 miles per year in new NGL transmission line;
• About 30,000 horsepower per year for pumping requirement for pipelines; and
• Over $2.5 billion per year of capital expenditures for new NGL infrastructure.

Crude Oil Infrastructure
• Over 10 MMbpd in new crude oil transmission capacity;
• Over 730 miles per year in new crude oil transmission line;
• Over 6 MMbbls per year in new crude oil storage capacity; and
• Over $12 billion per year of capital expenditures for new crude oil infrastructure.

For information about subscribing to the service, contact ICF’s Bonnie Damstra,

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