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Pipeline Transport in the UK: Market Research Report

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Pipeline Transport Market Research Report | SIC H49.500 | May 2016

Piping up: Industry revenue expands thanks to increasing electricity production

IBISWorld’s Pipeline Transport market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Bord Gais Eireann Bord Gais Eireann market share
Mutual Energy Limited Mutual Energy Limited market share
National Grid plc National Grid plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Pipeline Transport industry chiefly concerns high-pressure gas transmission. Small amounts of petroleum travel through pipelines, but they are an uneconomical way to transport most substances. Demand for gas transport is mainly affected by levels of electricity production and the amount of gas that is imported.

Industry revenue is estimated to rise over the five years through 2016-17, growing at a compound annual rate of 1.7%. This reflects the fact that a falling share of electricity is being produced using coal, which is not transported through the industry's pipelines. A number of coal-powered plants have closed over the past five years due to more stringent regulation... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Pipeline Transport industry is highly concentrated, as the three largest companies are estimated to control 86% of the industry. As this suggests, there are only a handful of players. National Grid, which accounts for the bulk of activity, owns the gas transmission system in Great Britain and is regulated by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, also known as Ofgem. As the system operator for Great Britain, National Grid is also responsible for overseeing and managing the flow of gas across the transmission network. The complex infrastructure of long-distance pipeline transport lends itself to the involvement of a limited number of specialists. Reg.. purchase to read more


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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 gasPetroleumWater and other liquids
Industry Activities
Transporting natural gasTransporting liquids, water, slurry and other commoditiesOperating pump stations

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