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 provides a connection between resources and end users, charging the shippers of resources like gas for the transport of these utilities. Demand for industry services is driven by final demand for energy in the Australian economy, and demand from the export markets served by WA oil and gas fields. Domestic gas consumption has grown over the past five years, and Australia's proximity to Asian markets has further benefited the industry as these are some of the world's largest consumers of natural gas.
Firms in this industry operate transmission pipelines transporting oil, gas, water or other materials on a contract or fee basis. Transmission pipelines carry commodities from the region they are extracted or processed to the next stage in their supply chain, be it further transport, export or use.
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.