Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline

The other major infrastructure project conceived as part of the ASEAN Vision 2020 is the TAGP. The TAGP aims to interconnect existing and planned gas pipeline infrastructure within ASEAN, to transport gas across borders to ensure greater security of gas supply. The ASCOPE (ASEAN Council on Petroleum), is responsible for the effective implementation of the TAGP Project through multiple physical pipeline interconnections and regasification terminals (RGT). During the 20th AMEM on 5 July 2002 in Bali, Indonesia, the Ministers signed the ASEAN MoU on the TAGP Project. The MoU sets out the cooperative framework for greater public-private partnership and collaboration in the implementation of TAGP. Under the TAGP MoU, ASEAN countries should study the regulatory and institutional frameworks for cross-border supply, transportation, and distribution of natural gas in the region involving multilateral countries.

Outcome-Based Strategies

  • Enhance gas & LNG connectivity via pipeline and regasification terminals.
  • Enhance gas & LNG accessibility via pipeline and regasification terminals.
  • Minimise environmental impact of CO2 and other environmental contaminants on gas field development and utilisation.

The Specialised Energy Body in-charge for this program area is the ASCOPE, visit the ASCOPE website.