Not just hot air: Natural gas has become more prominent in the UK energy mix in recent years

Industry operators own, run and maintain pipeline networks used for the transportation of natural gas, fuel, water and other liquids. The transportation of natural gas accounts for the majority of industry demand, which is influenced by electricity production, the share of gas in the energy mix and the amount of gas that is imported. Natural gas produced in the United Kingdom and imported via pipelines from Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium currently enters the National Transmission System (NTS) through entry terminals and interconnectors and is transported to and enters distribution networks where it leaves the transmission system.Industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 3.5% over the five years through 2019-20, to reach £1.5 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • More natural gas transported through pipelines increases revenue from transmission charges
  • Profitability has been supported by measures undertaken to improve cost efficiency
  • Expansion of the pipeline network is anticipated to support revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Pipeline Transport industry is in the growth stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through 2024-25, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to GDP, is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 4.1%. Meanwhile, the economy is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.5% over the same period. This suggests that the industry is forecast to account for a growing share of the economy over the period, indicative of an industry in the growth phase of its life cycle.Increasing reliance on natural gas as a source of energy has allowed the industry to expand in recent years. This is expected to be sustained in the coming years as the government continues attempts to phase coal out of the energy mix. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pipeline Transport Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pipeline Transport Industry are

  • Ability to negotiate successfully with regulator
  • Effective cost controls
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from electricity production and Natural gas reserves in the Pipeline Transport industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pipeline Transport Industry?

    Firms in this industry transport gases, liquids, water, slurry and other commodities by pipeline. The industry covers long-distance connections between countries or distribution grids, rather than local supply facilities. Players also operate pump stations.

    Industry Products
  • Natural gas
  • Petroleum
  • Water and other liquids
  • Industry Activities
  • Transporting natural gas
  • Transporting liquids, water, slurry and other commodities
  • Operating pump stations
  • Transporting petroleum products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from electricity production
  • Natural gas reserves
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • World price of natural gas
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Electricity generation
  • International trade of gas
  • Regulatory environment
  • Potential problems
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth in the pipeline
  • Profit margins
  • Regulatory change
  • Table: Pipeline Transport Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pipeline Transport Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electricity Production
  • Gas Distribution
  • Airports

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consultant Engineering Services
  • Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Extraction
  • Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction

  • Products & Services
  • Natural gas
  • Petroleum
  • Water and other liquids
  • Chart: Pipeline Transport Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Gas suppliers
  • Electricity generators
  • Industrial and agricultural users
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pipeline Transport Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pipeline Transport

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pipeline Transport Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    National Grid Gas plc, CLH Pipeline System (CLH-PS) Ltd,
  • Table: National Grid Gas plc - financial performance
  • Table: CLH Pipeline System (CLH-PS) Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pipeline Transport Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Pipeline Transport Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Gas Transmission System
  • High-pressure gas pipelines that carry gas from producers or terminals to low-pressure gas distribution systems.
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (Lng)
  • Formed by cooling natural gas to a very low temperature, at which it becomes liquid.
  • Slurry
  • Any thin mud or cement made from a pulverised solid combined with liquid.
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