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