Falling prices have been responsible for revenue declines in the Natural Gas Distribution industry, while low demand during the recession also contributed to this reduction. The shale gas boom resulted in a surplus of natural gas in the United States, which, when combined with a shortage of export facilities, triggered a collapse of natural gas prices. However, despite these struggles, infrastructure investments will boost export capacity and consumption will gradually increase as the economy continues recovering.
The majority of companies in this industry manage gas distribution systems consisting primarily of gas mains and meters that transport gas to end users. Other companies are gas marketers that buy gas directly from the well and sell it to a distribution system, while others still are gas brokers or agents that arrange for gas to be sold via distribution systems operated by other companies.
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.