Australia has about 86,333 kilometres of gas reticulation pipelines. The total amount of natural gas available for distribution through the mains in 2012-13 is expected to be about 980.2 petajoules.
The Gas Supply industry is expected to generate revenue of $10.8 billion in 2012-13, up from $7.73 billion in 2007-08, equating growth of about 6.9% over that five-year period. Industry revenue is expected to increase by 13.7% in 2012-13, reflecting higher gas prices (due partly to the introduction of the carbon tax) tariffs and a moderate increase in volumes. The industry is expected to generate about 0.2% of Australia's GDP and net profit is expected to total $846.6 million.
Firms in this industry distribute natural gas to end users via a system of pipes, known as mains. Firms may also distribute manufactured town gas or liquefied petroleum gas.
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.