Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Pipeline Transport industry has had to fight against environmental concerns surrounding some of its key products over the past five years. Ultimately, the strength of demand for the gas, petroleum, water and other liquids that the industry conveys over long distances has secured overall revenue growth. The industry is centred on the transmission of natural gas through high-pressure pipelines. Gas finds its biggest source of demand from electricity production and households, both of which have grown strongly in the past five years. Low economic activity stemming from the recession has dampened potential gains for the industry, as it is partly dependent on commercial gas usage... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Natural gas is the product most commonly transmitted by long-distance pipeline in the United Kingdom. Petroleum, water and other fluids are processed in smaller amounts.
The pipeline transmission of natural gas is a monopoly in Great Britain and there are only a few participants in Northern Ireland. The crucial pipeline system for the United Kingdom at present is the one that connects the UK mainland with the North Sea gas reserves, along with the connection between Northern Ireland and Scotland. For decades, this has enabled the British Isles to remain almost self-sufficient in natural gas. However, as reserves slowly approach depletion, the National Grid and other pipeline operators are switching their focus to import connections with mainland Europe... purchase to read more