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Onshore Oil and Gas Pipeline Market Projected to Surpass $6 Billion in 2024 with Continued Expansion Through 2034




The “Onshore Oil & Gas Pipelines Market Report 2024-2034” has been added to’s offering.
World revenue for the Onshore Oil and Gas Pipeline Market is forecast to surpass US$6.04 billion in 2024, with strong revenue growth through to 2034. Governments and Energy Companies Are Actively Investing in Expanding Onshore Pipeline Networks to Meet The Surging DemandThe market is propelled by several key drivers that contribute to its sustained growth. Firstly, the rising global demand for energy, driven by industrialization, urbanization, and population growth, is a primary driver. Governments and energy companies are actively investing in expanding onshore pipeline networks to meet this surging demand.
Additionally, advancements in pipeline materials, construction techniques, and coating technologies contribute to enhanced pipeline integrity, reliability, and lifespan. The integration of digital technologies, such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and smart pigging technology, is further driving operational efficiency, reducing maintenance costs, and enhancing overall safety in onshore pipeline operations.Amidst the challenges faced by the industry, numerous opportunities arise. The growing focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly practices presents an avenue for innovation in pipeline materials and coatings. Moreover, the exploration and development of unconventional oil and gas resources offer opportunities for expanding onshore pipeline networks.
Strategic partnerships and collaborations among key industry players, coupled with government initiatives supporting energy infrastructure development, create a favourable environment for market expansion. The integration of advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, also opens doors for optimizing pipeline operations and predictive maintenance.
Key Market Dynamics
Market Driving Factors

Increasing Energy Demand Driving the Market Growth
Rapid Urbanization and Industrialization in Developing Regions Drive the Demand for Energy Resources driving the Market Growth
Strategic Resilience Planning Driving the Market Growth

Market Restraining Factors

Regulatory Challenges Pose Significant Obstacles to the Onshore Oil and Gas Pipeline Market
Heightened Environmental Awareness and Concerns about the Ecological Impact of Pipeline Projects Present challenges to Industry Stakeholders.
The Volatility of Oil and Gas Prices Poses Financial Challenges for Onshore Pipeline Operators

Market Opportunities

The Rising Investment in the Energy and Power Sector by Various Government Bodies Opportunities for the Market Growth
Collaborative Efforts Between Industry Stakeholders Contribute to the Growth of Cross-Border Onshore Pipeline Projects
Global Energy Trade Expansion Opportunities for the Market Growth

Segments Covered in the Report
Market Segment by Application:

Oil Transportation
Gas Transportation

Market Segment by Material:

Steel Pipes
Polyethylene Pipes
Composite Pipes

Market Segment by Coating:

Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) Coating
Three-Layer Polyethylene (3LPE) Coating
Coal Tar Enamel (CTE) Coating
Other Coating

Market Segment by Systems:

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems
Smart Pigging Technology
Leak Detection Systems
Corrosion Monitoring Systems
Other Systems

Market Segment by Type:

Electric Resistance Welded (ERW) Pipe
Spiral Seam Welded (SSAW) Pipe
Longitudinal Seam Welded (LSAW) Pipe
Double Submerged Arc Welded (DSAW) Pipe
Electric Fusion Welded (EFW) Pipe
Other Type

Forecasts to 2034 and other analyses reveal commercial prospects:

In addition to revenue forecasting to 2034, the new study provides you with recent results, growth rates, and market shares.
You will find original analyses, with business outlooks and developments.
Discover qualitative analyses (including market dynamics, drivers, opportunities, restraints and challenges), cost structure, impact of rising onshore oil and gas pipeline prices and recent developments.

In addition to the revenue predictions for the overall world market and segments, you will also find revenue forecasts for four regional and 20 leading national markets.
Leading companies and the potential for market growth:

Chevron Corporation
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
ConocoPhillips Company
Enbridge Inc.
Eni S.p.A.
Enterprise Products Partners L.P
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Kinder Morgan, Inc.
PetroChina Company Limited
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc
TC Energy Corporation
The Williams Companies, Inc.
TotalEnergies SE

The report provides you with the following knowledge:-

Revenue forecasts to 2034 for Onshore Oil and Gas Pipeline Market, 2024 to 2034 Market, with forecasts for application, material, coating, systems, and type, each forecast at a global and regional level – discover the industry’s prospects, finding the most lucrative places for investments and revenues.
Revenue forecasts to 2034 for four regional and 20 key national markets – See forecasts for the Onshore Oil and Gas Pipeline Market, 2024 to 2034 market in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa. Also forecasted is the market in the US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, France, UK, Italy, China, India, Japan, and Australia among other prominent economies.
Prospects for established firms and those seeking to enter the market – including company profiles for 15 of the major companies involved in the Onshore Oil and Gas Pipeline Market, 2024 to 2034.

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Klarna says its AI assistant does the work of 700 people after it laid off 700 people




The Swedish fintech, which was criticized for its handling of a dramatic staff reduction in 2022, is touting new efficiencies powered by OpenAI.

Klarna is bullish on bots.
One month after taking its OpenAI-powered virtual assistant global, the Swedish buy-now, pay-later company has released new data touting its ability to handle customer communications, make shoppers happier, and even drive better financial results.
The app-based AI chatbot already handles two-thirds of all customer service chats, the company said Tuesday—some 2.3 million conversations so far—with the virtual assistant earning customer satisfaction ratings at the same level as human agents. Klarna, which is expected to go public this year and will need all the hype it can get at a time when investors have been generally frosty toward IPOs, estimates that the chatbot could help improve its profits by $40 million in 2024.
Announcing a partnership with OpenAI early last year, Klarna said it was one of the first companies to integrate the firm’s groundbreaking ChatGPT technology into a plug-in for shopping. The natural-language interface initially helped customers choose items and make other shopping-related decisions based on personalized queries, a feature Klarna described as “smooth shopping.”
The company has continued to build out its AI offerings since then. Its app-based assistants are now available to customers worldwide and handle a variety of tasks including refunds, cancellations, and even disputes.
Klarna boasted in its announcement on Tuesday that the AI assistant “is doing the equivalent work of 700 full-time agents.”
That statement may raise eyebrows for anyone who remembers the middle of 2022, when the company laid off roughly the same number of employees, then about 10% of its staff. At the time, CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski cited economic uncertainty, inflation, and the likelihood of a recession as reasons for the cuts. He was criticized for his handling of the staff reduction after he shared a public spreadsheet on LinkedIn that contained the names of many of the laid-off workers.
Fast Company asked Klarna how the company arrived at its calculation for its AI assistant’s human-equivalent productivity. The company said the number of equivalent jobs the AI could perform wasn’t related to the layoffs. In a statement, a spokesperson said the company’s customer service is supported by four to five large third-parties that collectively have over 650,000 employees, and that it offers customers the option to speak with human agents if that’s what they prefer.
“This is in no way connected to the workforce reductions in May 2022, and making that conclusion would be incorrect,” the statement read. “We chose to share the figure of 700 to indicate the more long-term consequences of AI technology, where we believe it is important to be transparent in order to create an understanding in society. We think [it’s] important to proactively address these issues and encourage a thoughtful discussion around how society can meet and navigate this transformation.”
Companies have used chatbots for years to handle low-level customer queries and other interactions, although these tools are expected to become more versatile in the wake of advancements in artificial intellegence.
Source: Fast Company

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ASTRI fully supports Budget to invest in the future




The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) welcomes the Financial Secretary’s robust and actionable initiatives outlined in the latest Budget, reinforcing Hong Kong’s status as a leading international hub for innovation and technology (I&T). These strategic moves are designed to enhance the city’s appeal for investment and talent, catalysing the growth of I&T ecosystem with a focus on fostering a green future and advancing digitalisation, injecting fresh impetus into Hong Kong’s high-quality development.
ASTRI is at the forefront with a cache of mature innovative technologies, ranging from AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Digital Twins, Eco-Tech, FinTech and Micro-electronics, that are ready for commercialisation and adoption. These technologies are poised to expedite the green and digital transformation of local businesses, and support Hong Kong to develop as an international green financial centre and establish a highly efficient data ecosystem.
Realise I&T commercialisation
Ir Sunny Lee, Chairman, ASTRI, expressed gratitude for HKSAR Government’s unwavering support towards innovation and technology, bringing new partners and investments for the sector.  ASTRI is committed to collaborating with the government, and developing more applied technologies that positively impact the business and society, with a focus on commercialisation and industrialisation for the greater good.
He added that the I&T sector is actively engaged in the national development plan, seizing “Greater Bay Area” (GBA) and “Belt and Road” (B&R) opportunities, and promoting high-quality development with a focus on technological advancement and green sector. “With ASTRI’s newly-opened office in Shenzhen Futian District, we will further promote GBA companies to adopt Hong Kong-invented innovative technologies to upgrade and transform. With the advanced Hong Kong platform, we aim at helping technologies developed in the region to go global, tapping into B&R countries and beyond.”
Focus on Fintech and Green Tech
Dr Denis Yip, Chief Executive Officer, ASTRI said he is pleased that more resources will be allocated on supporting I&T sector, building I&T ecosystem and strengthening collaboration among government, industry, academia and research institutes, investing the future together. “Technology and finance are the twin engines for the city’s economic development. ASTRI-develop fintech and green tech would revolutionalise traditional industries, and promote the development of new sector such as digital assets, bringing new opportunities for I&T companies and new areas of growth.”
Dr Yip stressed that apart from promoting green finance and digitisation, ASTRI is also committed to the development of the whole I&T ecosystem. He added that three alliances have been set up in the past year, namely, Microelectronics Technology Consortium, Smart Mobility Technology (C-V2X) Alliance and Fintech and ESG Alliance. The fourth one on ConTech and PropTech is on the way, facilitating knowledge transfer and technology innovation. ASTRI will also facilitate industrial transformation and economic growth through I&T. Looking ahead, ASTRI will continue incubating new blood through various talent programmes, expanding the I&T talent pool in the city.
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Natural Personal Care Ingredients Market worth $7.9 billion by 2028 – Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™




The report “Natural Personal Care Ingredients Market  by Type (Emollients, Surfactnats, Rheology Modifiers, Preservatives, Active Ingredients), Application (Skin Care, Hair Care, Make-up, Oral Care), and Region – Global Forecast to 2028″, Natural Personal Care Ingredients Market size was USD 5.3 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 7.9 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 8.3%, between 2023 and 2028.
The market is projected to grow because of the evolving lifestyle across globe. These natural Ingredients play a crucial role in various skin care, hair care, oral care, make-up, and other applications such as foundations, serums, shampoos, bath soaps, shower gels, creams, face masks, sun care products, lip balms, lipsticks, color cosmetics and others. In addition, due to the increasing population, increasing demand for natural ingredients, technological advancements and changing consumer preferences the demand for natural personal care ingredients can increase due to various applications.
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“Surfactants are projected to register the highest CAGR, in terms of value, of the global natural personal care ingredients market during the forecast period.”
Surfactants are expected to grow rapidly in the natural personal care ingredients market due to increased demand for sustainable products in cosmetics and personal care, as well as their use in pharmaceuticals. They function as surface-active agents, meaning they help reduce surface tension between different substances, allowing them to mix more effectively. Therefore, surfactants are crucial in skincare, haircare, and cosmetics like creams and lotions. Also, the rising awareness of natural ingredients in personal care boosts the demand for natural surfactants. Thus, surfactants are widely used in applications such as skin care, hair care, make-up, oral care, and others, which will increase demand for them in the future.
“The hair care is estimated to be the second-largest application of natural personal care ingredients market, in terms of value, during the forecast period.”
As individuals tackle with a different hair-related issues, ranging from hair loss and thinning to dryness and damage, the demand for effective solutions continues to rise. Combined by the diverse array of hair types, each with its unique needs, such as curly, straight, fine, or coarse, the market for tailored hair care products grows rapidly. Moreover, escalating levels of pollution, characterized by airborne toxins and particulate matter, further exacerbate hair woes, triggering issues like scalp irritation, dullness, and accelerated hair aging. Consequently, the hair care application within the natural personal care ingredients market stands composed for sustained growth, driven by the imperative for complete solutions that address these multifaceted challenges while prioritizing natural and sustainable ingredients.
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“Europe is estimated to be the largest market for the natural personal care ingredients market, in terms of value, during the forecast period.”
The adoption of natural personal care ingredients in this region has increased due to changing environment, concerns about increasing health hazards linked to synthetic ingredients, and shift in lifestyle preferences towards eco-conscious and sustainable products. Moreover, The European region is estimated to be the second-fastest growing regions in the world, with rising disposable incomes. This is creating a favourable environment for the growth of the natural personal care ingredients market. Accordingly, Europe will be the largest market for natural personal care ingredients market during the forecast period.
The key players profiled in the report include BASF SE (Germany), Croda International Plc (UK), Ashland Inc. (US), The Lubrizol Corporation (US), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Dow Inc. (US), Symrise AG (Germany), and others.
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