Gas distributors transport gas through approximately 277,000 kilometres of pipe to 21.5 million customers across the United Kingdom. After growing at a compound annual rate of 4.7% over the five years through 2015-16, the Gas Distribution industry is expected to generate revenue of £4.2 billion in the current year. The industry is heavily regulated to ensure that operators act in the interests of consumers. The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) is the regulatory body for Great Britain and the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR) for Northern Ireland.
Firms in this industry operate the low-pressure gas distribution mains that carry gas from high-pressure transmission pipelines to end users.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.