Piping hot: Revenue growth continues due to strong demand and capacity expansion

There are over 33,000 kilometres of high-pressure steel pipelines in Australia, including over 25,000 kilometres that transport natural gas. The Pipeline Transport industry provides a connection between resources, such as gas, and end users, charging firms that ship the resources for transporting these utilities. Demand for industry services is driven by final demand for energy in the Australian economy, and demand from the export markets served by oil and gas fields in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia. Industry operators have benefited from increasing domestic gas consumption over the past five years, and Australia's proximity to Asian markets, as these countries are some of the world's largest consumers of natural gas...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry operators have benefited from increasing domestic gas consumption
  • Global demand has grown for natural gas, the industry's most commonly transported commodity
  • The industry's composition is changing, with considerable investment in CSG extraction underway
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Pipeline Transport industry is highly capital-intensive. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar invested in capital, $0.20 is spent on labour. Industry operators own and maintain large fixed assets, giving rise to high depreciation costs. Most of the industry's assets are in the form of large-diameter pipes that traverse substantial geographic areas. Large amounts of funding are tied up in constructing pipelines, and the need to service this capital dominates costs. Labour inputs are minimal throughout the gas supply chain, as plant and equipment are primarily required to handle gas. The capital intensity of the industry is stable and is not expected to change over the next five years. Even the repair and maintenance of pipelines is capital intensive. 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

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Having a large supply contract
  • Capacity to objectively assess new investments
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from oil and gas extraction and Number of households in the Pipeline Transport industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pipeline Transport Industry?

    Industry firms operate transmission pipelines transporting oil, gas, water or other materials on a contract or fee basis. Transmission pipelines carry commodities from the region they are extracted or processed to the next stage in their supply chain, be it further transport, export or use.

    Industry Products
  • Gas pipelines
  • Oil pipelines
  • Water, ethane and other pipelines
  • Industry Activities
  • Transporting oil, gas and water by pipeline
  • Overall pipeline operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from oil and gas extraction
  • Number of households
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • year bond rate

  • Current Performance
  • Increasing capacity
  • Revolving ownership
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Asset opportunities
  • Supply issues
  • Table: Pipeline Transport Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pipeline Transport Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Water Supply

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturing
  • Surveying and Mapping Services
  • Transport Equipment and Large Vehicle Rental

  • Products & Services
  • Gas pipelines
  • Oil pipelines
  • Water, ethane and other pipelines
  • Chart: Pipeline Transport Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Oil and Gas Extraction industry participants
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pipeline Transport Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Depreciation
  • Purchases
  • Wages and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pipeline Transport

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pipeline Transport Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    APA Group, DUET Group, SGSP (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd,
  • Table: APA Group - financial performance
  • Table: DUET Group - financial performance
  • Table: SGSP (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Pipeline Transport Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Coal Seam Gas
  • Natural gas found in underground coal deposits.
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (Lng)
  • Natural gas that has been converted to liquid form for more efficient and effective storage and transport.
  • Petajoule
  • A unit used to measure energy content that is equal to one quadrillion joules.
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