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. As these two functions have been disaggregated through successive privatisation, industry revenue has been inflated through the inclusion of gas purchases at both levels of the industry. This has contributed to revenue volatility over the past five years. This trend is expected to continue over the five years through 2019-20, as the price of the industry's key input, gas, continues to be inflated by regulation and is expected to increase in value due to trade.
Firms in this industry distribute natural gas to end users via a system of pipes, known as mains. Firms may distribute manufactured town gas or liquefied petroleum gas. Industry participants also retail gas to consumers and businesses.
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.