Hit the gas: Rising demand and domestic prices have supported industry revenue growth

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. The retail and distribution functions are separated by regulation, with different firms performing these activities. Gas retailing accounts for the majority of industry revenue. Gas retailing is dominated by three major players, AGL Energy Limited, Origin Energy Limited, and EnergyAustralia Holdings Limited. SGSP (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd is the only gas distribution firm with a market share greater than 5.0%.The industry is expected to grow at an annualised 2.3% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $11.3 billion. This growth is primarily due to rising gas prices and increasing gas use by major markets...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising domestic gas prices have driven revenue growth over the past five years
  • 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
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Most natural gas used by electricity generators and mining or mineral processing firms is supplied to them directly via transmission pipelines rather than through the gas distribution system. Accordingly, the following discussion is based on data relating to gas use other than by firms in these industries.New South Wales is the largest user of natural gas supplied via a gas distribution system, projected to account for 24.9% of total demand in 2017-18 and 28.8% of industry establishments. Gas markets and gas distribution networks in Victoria are particularly well established, reflecting both the state's relatively small size and the lengthy period (several decades) during which gas has been available from Bass Strait. In ...purchase to read more.

    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
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of natural gas and Electricity service price in the Gas Supply industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Gas Supply Industry?

    Industry firms retail gas to consumers and businesses. Industry participants also 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. 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
  • Natural gas distribution through mains systems
  • Gas retailing through mains systems
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of natural gas
  • Electricity service price
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and demand
  • Pricing trends
  • Environmental awareness
  • Competition and assistance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Gas supply
  • Gas demand
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Gas Supply Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • 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
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Households
  • Other sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gas Supply Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    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
    AGL Energy Limited, Origin Energy Limited, EnergyAustralia Holdings Limited, SGSP (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd,
  • Table: AGL Energy Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Origin Energy Limited - financial performance
  • Table: EnergyAustralia Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: SGSP (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Gas Supply Industry
  • 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
    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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