Hit the gas: Rising demand and international price influences pump up revenue performance

The Gas Supply market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising gas use by major markets, particularly households, has driven industry revenue growth
  • Increasing domestic gas prices have underpinned industry growth over the past five years
  • Developments in the upstream Oil and Gas Extraction industry will influence industry performance

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Gas Supply industry consists of gas retailers that buy and sell gas, and gas distributors that operate the distribution networks carrying gas to end users. As these two functions have increasingly been disaggregated through successive privatisation schemes, industry revenue has been inflated through the inclusion of gas purchases at both levels of the industry. This trend is expected to continue over the five years through 2021-22, as the price of natural gas (in Australian dollars) increases due to the opening of Australian gas markets to international trade.

    The industry is forecast to grow at an annualised 4.8% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $11.0 billion. This high growth rate is largely the result of rising gas use by major markets, especially households...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Gas Supply industry encompasses two different types of related enterprises: gas distributors and gas retailers. Gas distribution network operators oversee the network of pipes that transport gas from high-pressure transmission pipelines to end users such as households and businesses. The high-pressure transmission pipeline operators are not included in the industry (see the Pipeline Transport industry). Gas distribution networks are dominated by private sector operators of regulated natural monopolies. These firms are typically capital-intensive and generate high returns.

    Gas retailers are dominated by the private sector. Aus..

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    Additional Insights for the Gas Supply Industry

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

  • Effective cost controls
  • Provision of a related range of goods/services (one-stop shop)
  • Having contracts which are favourable to purchasers
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    Industry Products

    What is the Gas Supply Industry?

    Industry firms distribute natural gas to end users via a system of pipes, known as gas distribution mains. Firms may distribute manufactured town gas or liquefied petroleum gas. Industry participants also retail gas to consumers and businesses. The industry excludes the operation of gas transmission pipelines, which transport gas from gas production facilities to gas distribution mains.

    Industry Products
    Gas retailing
    Gas distribution
    Industry Activities
    Fuel gas distribution through main systems
    Coal seam gas (CSG) distribution through mains systems
    Liquefied petroleum gas distribution through mains systems
    Liquefied petroleum gas reforming through mains systems
    Natural gas distribution through mains systems
    Gas retailing through mains systems

    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
  • World price of natural gas
  • Electricity service price
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Gas Supply Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gas Supply Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Education and Training
  • Consumer Goods Retailing
  • Professional Services
  • Health Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Pipeline Transport

  • Products & Services
  • Gas retailing
  • Gas distribution
  • Chart: Gas Supply Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Other sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gas Supply Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Transport and cartage
  • Depreciation, rent and utilities
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gas Supply

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gas Supply Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    AGL Energy LimitedOrigin Energy LimitedEnergyAustralia Holdings Limited
  • Table: AGL Energy Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Origin Energy Limited - financial performance
  • Table: EnergyAustralia Holdings Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gas Supply 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 Gas Supply Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Australian Gas Consumption (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Distribution Network
  • A system of pipes used to transport natural gas from the city gate measuring station to customers.
  • Natural Gas
  • Naturally occurring gases consisting of 50.0% to 90.0% methane and small amounts of heavier hydrocarbons, such as propane and butane.
  • Transmission Pipelines
  • High-volume gas pipelines that transport gas from the producing field or processing plant to the distribution network.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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