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Colombia Oil and Gas Midstream Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 90 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Colombia
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5175784
UP TO OFF until Sep 30th 2023
The Colombian oil and gas midstream market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 1.52% during the forecast period.

The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19. Presently the market has reached pre-pandemic levels.

Factors such as increasing production and increasing oil and gas consumption are expected to boost the demand in the Colombian oil and gas midstream market during the forecast period. Moreover, infrastructure related to the storage and LNG terminals is likely to increase as the demand for oil and gas in the country increases.

However, regular supply disruption by rebels caused unreliability in the industry and created large-scale losses for the pipeline companies. This factor is expected to hinder the growth of the market studied in the coming years.

The Colombian government-owned company is expected to invest in exploring and producing Colombia's oil and gas fields. The investment would likely increase production and create an opportunity for the oil and gas midstream companies in the near future.

Colombia Oil & Gas Midstream Market Trends

Pipeline Sector is Likely to Remain Stagnant

Colombia has an extensive crude oil distribution infrastructure, which is primarily located in the northwest and center of the country, close to most of the crude oil and gas production.

Natural gas production in Colombia comes from two primary sources: associated gas from inland fields (Cusiana, Cupiagua, and Pauto Sur) and unassociated gas from offshore fields (Chuchupa field). Ocensa pipeline, with a length of 520 mile (835 km) and a capacity of 590,000 barrels per day, is the largest pipeline in the country.

The Cao Limon-Covenas pipeline, in particular, has been targeted in attacks on critical midstream infrastructure, disrupting the flow of crude oil destined for export. The Cao Limón oil field to the port of Coveas, where most of Colombia's crude oil exports depart the nation, is connected by a pipeline. The most recent attack took place at Cao Limón-Coveas in January 2022.

The oil production decreased in the country, by 5.5%, from 781 thousand barrels per day, in 2020 to 738 thousand barrels per day, in 2021. The oil consumption in the country increased, by 26%, from 277 thousand barrels per day, in 2020 to 349 thousand barrels per day, in 2021.

Hence, pipeline capacity is expected to remain stagnant during the forecast period due to no new investment proposal being made in the pipeline sector. Also, continuous attacks on pipelines by the rebels make them a risky investment.

Increase in Investment is Likely to Drive the Market

To bridge the supply and demand gaps, Colombia imports a modest amount. The Colombian government approved the nation's first LNG import facility in November 2014 due to challenges regarding supply reliability. Buenaventura FSRU Import Terminal, an LNG Terminal, is being constructed in the country. The terminal is expected to come online by 2023.

The Pacific Regasification LNG terminal, the project will be close to the port city of Buenaventura on the Pacific coast and can gasify up to 400 million cubic feet per day. The factory is anticipated to start up in 2026.

Moreover, a second LNG import terminal is to be built in Buenaventura on the Pacific coast, according to a Government of Colombia announcement of a tender. As the government attempts to set up incentives, the Buenaventura tender has been postponed numerous times.

Consumption of natural gas decreased in the country, by 3.5%, from 1.3 Billion cubic feet per day, in 2020 to 1.2 billion cubic feet per day, in 2021. Gas production in Colombia increased significantly by 1.2%, year on year, from 1.2 billion cubic feet per day, in 2020 to 1.22 billion cubic feet per day in 2021.

The Colombian oil and gas midstream industry is expected to grow slightly during the forecast period due to an increase in investment and an anticipated increase in oil and gas consumption.

Colombia Oil & Gas Midstream Market Competitor Analysis

The Colombian oil and gas midstream market is consolidated. Some major companies include Ecopetrol SA, Cenit Transporte y Logística de Hidrocarburos SA, Occidental Petroleum Corp, Transportadora de Gas Internacional, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Scope of the Study
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Study Assumptions
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD million, until 2027
4.3 Natural Gas Production and Consumption in million metric ton of Oil Equivalent, till 2025
4.4 LNG Terminals Installed Capacity and Forecast in MTPA, till 2027
4.5 Recent Trends and Developments
4.6 Government Policies and Regulations
4.7 Market Dynamics
4.7.1 Drivers
4.7.2 Restraints
4.8 Supply Chain Analysis
5.1 Transportation
5.1.1 Overview Existing Infrastructure Projects in Pipeline Upcoming Projects
5.2 Storage
5.2.1 Overview Existing Infrastructure Projects in Pipeline Upcoming Projects
5.3 LNG Terminals
5.3.1 Overview Existing Infrastructure Projects in Pipeline Upcoming Projects
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 Exxon Mobil Corporation
6.3.2 Ecopetrol SA
6.3.3 Fluor Corporation
6.3.4 Chevron Corporation
6.3.5 Shell Colombia SA

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Ecopetrol SA
  • Fluor Corporation
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Shell Colombia SA