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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 2017

High pressure: The industry has recorded strong and steady growth over the past five-year period

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
Gas Networks Ireland (UK) Ltd Gas Networks Ireland (UK) Ltd market share
Mutual Energy Limited Mutual Energy Limited market share
National Grid plc National Grid plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Gas has become more prominent in the UK’s energy mix, supporting strong industry growth
  • The reduction in North Sea gas production is expected to increase gas imports, boosting industry revenue
  • Profit margins are expected to remain relatively constant due to the high degree of regulatory control
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Pipeline Transport industry chiefly concerns high-pressure gas transmission. Small amounts of petroleum, water and other liquids 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 2017-18, growing at a compound annual rate of 6%. 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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

Over the 10 years through 2022-23, the value that the Pipeline Transport industry adds to the overall economy is projected to increase at a compound annual rate of 3.1%, compared with 2% compound annual GDP growth over the same period. This suggests the industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle. Although the stability of its structure, and low change in enterprise numbers suggests that the industry is in the mature stage of its lifecycle, increasing reliance on natural gas for electricity generation is expected to allow the industry to expand. The industry is expected to grow more slowly over the coming five years as the United Kingdom starts to rely more heavily on gas imported over long distances. The.. 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 control
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from electricity production and Demand from hard coal mining in the Pipeline Transport industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from electricity production
  • Demand from hard coal mining
  • Natural gas reserves
  • Number of households
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • World price of natural gas
  • Current Performance
  • Electricity generation
  • International trade of gas
  • Energy consumption
  • Profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth in the pipeline
  • Weather conditions and 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
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Electricity Production
  • Gas Distribution
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consultant Engineering Services
  • 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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Other
  • 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
    Major Companies
    National Grid plc
    Gas Networks Ireland (UK) Ltd
    Mutual Energy Limited
  • Table: National Grid plc - financial performance
  • Table: Gas Networks Ireland (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Mutual Energy Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Pipeline Transport Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    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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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Pipeline Transport market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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