There are over 33,000 kilometres of high-pressure steel pipelines in Australia, most of which (over 25,000 kilometres) transport natural gas. The Pipeline Transport industry is expected to generate revenue of $1.91 billion in 2012-13, compared with $1.48 billion in 2007-08. This equates to annualised growth of 5.2%. Increases in volumes hauled (mainly of natural gas) have been partly offset by lower haulage rates. Industry revenue is expected to increase by 5.5% in 2012-13, reflecting rising demand for natural gas, consequent increases in volumes transported and pipeline expansions.
Firms in this industry operate transmission pipelines transporting oil, gas, water or other materials on a contract or fee basis. Transmission pipelines carry product from the region where it is extracted or processed to the point where it enters a local distribution network or is sold to a major consumer, such as a power station.
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.