Running on empty: Declines in crude oil prices have caused industry revenue to fall

The Bulk Fuel Storage 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 Analysis & Industry Trends

The Bulk Fuel Storage industry is dominated by three major players. BP, Caltex and Viva Energy (previously known as Shell) are global vertically integrated petroleum giants. Their activities cover the whole supply chain, from oil production, fuel refining and storage, to fuel wholesaling and retailing. The Bulk Fuel Storage industry effectively captures just one layer of this process. The major players segment the different activities of the supply chain into different business groups. Other firms that solely provide bulk fuel storage services charge upstream refineries a fee to store their fuel before these products are then distributed to downstream retailers.

Industry revenue is expected to fall at a compound annual rate of 3.2% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $1.1...

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What is the Bulk Fuel Storage industry?

The Bulk Fuel Storage industry is a vital link in the petroleum supply chain. Industry operators store imported or locally refined oil products in large-scale terminals. From these facilities, products are typically transported by road to distribution points such as petrol stations, large industrial users and airports. Demand for industry services has been stable over the past five years, as the entire Australian economy is dependent on a steady supply of fuel products.

Revenue and profitability

Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 3.2% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $1.1 billion. Revenue initially grew modestly due to fairly steady demand for fuel in a range of downstream markets. Con...

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Additional Insights for the Bulk Fuel Storage Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bulk Fuel Storage Industry are

  • Downstream ownership links
  • Economies of scale
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total merchandise imports and exports and Demand from fuel retailing in the Bulk Fuel Storage industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Automotive diesel oil
    Automotive gasoline
    Aviation turbine fuel
    Liquefied petroleum gas
    Other fuel products

    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
  • Total merchandise imports and exports
  • Demand from fuel retailing
  • Number of motor vehicles
  • Aircraft kilometres flown
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Bulk Fuel Storage Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bulk Fuel Storage Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Petroleum Product Wholesaling
  • Fuel Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Automotive diesel oil
  • Automotive gasoline
  • Aviation turbine fuel
  • Other fuel products
  • Liquefied petroleum gas
  • Chart: Bulk Fuel Storage Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Same firm's distribution network
  • Other large-scale wholesalers and retailers
  • Other wholesalers and retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bulk Fuel Storage Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Depreciation
  • Rent
  • Wages
  • Operating leases
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bulk Fuel Storage

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bulk Fuel Storage Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    BP Australia Investments Pty LtdCaltex Australia LimitedViva Energy Holding Pty Ltd
  • Table: BP Australia Investments Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Caltex Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Viva Energy Holding Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bulk Fuel Storage 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 Bulk Fuel Storage 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
    Jargon & Glossary
    Liquefied Natural Gas (Lng)
  • Natural gas that has been converted to liquid for ease of transport.
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Lpg)
  • A flammable mixture of hydrocarbon gases used as a fuel in heating appliances and vehicles.
  • Megalitre
  • A metric unit equivalent to one million litres that is used to measure large amounts of liquid.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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