The Pipeline Transport industry chiefly concerns high-pressure gas transmission. Small amounts of petroleum travel through pipelines, but they are an uneconomical way to transport most substances. Demand for gas transport is mainly affected by levels of electricity production and the amount of gas that is imported.
Industry revenue is expected to fall slightly over the five years through 2015-16, at a compound annual rate of 0.3%. This reflects the fact that a growing share of electricity is being produced using renewable energy sources, which are not transported through the industry's pipelines.
Firms in this industry transport gases, liquids, water, slurry and other commodities by pipeline. The industry covers long-distance connections between countries or distribution grids, rather than local supply facilities. Players also operate pump stations.
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.