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Oil and Gas Pipelines

SIC 4610 | NAICS 486000

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Oil Pipeline Transportation  (view report)
Gas Pipeline Transportation  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

American Petroleum Institute
Pipeline 101
Various sections provide a summary overview of the crude oil, refined products, and natural gas pipeline industries, with topics covered including design and construction, system operations, size and extent of the transportation system, transportation costs, and safety and security. All information can viewed free online.

Crude Petroleum / Refined Petroleum / Natural Gas Pipelines

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Information resources available from this organization include:

Pipeline Basics
Various sections provide a summary overview of the crude oil and petroleum products transportation industry, including information on how pipelines work, the size and scope of the U.S. transportation network, and the federal government's role in regulating interstate transportation rates. All information is available free online.

Publications included in this section cover various aspects of the petroleum products transportation industry, with topics covered including the current state of the U.S. transportation and storage infrastructure and forecasted trends in infrastructure development. All reports can be downloaded and viewed online.

Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
Information resources available from this organization include:

Pipelines 101
Various sections provide an overview of the natural gas transportation sector, with topics covered including natural gas basics, data and statistics, construction process, transportation system operations, laws and regulations affecting operations, and safety programs. All information can be viewed free online.

Interstate Pipeline Desk Book
Comprehensive guide provides in-depth information on the interstate natural gas transportation industry, with topics covered including construction and operation of transmission lines, the legal and regulatory framework under which they operate, and challenges facing operators. Publication can be viewed free online.

INGAA reports included in this section cover various aspects of the interstate natural gas transmission industry, with topics covered including industry background, economic regulation, construction and operations, safety, environment, and legal and regulatory issues. All reports can be viewed free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Oil and Gas Pipelines  Search for "486"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Oil & Gas Pipeline Transportation
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Cost structure benchmarks section of these reports provide an analysis of industry costs and profits as a percentage of revenue by income and expense category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent and utilities, other expenses, and earnings before interest and taxes) and includes commentary on trends and expectations for specific categories. Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

ERI Economic Research Institute
Pipeline and Midstream Services Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

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Business Valuation Resources

Pipeline Equities
Information resources available from this organization include:

Articles / Terms of Trade
Various articles previously published in trade magazines and business journals address factors and methods to be considered in valuing oil and gas pipelines, while the terms of trade section provides an extensive glossary of the terminology used in these articles. All information can be viewed free online.

Appraisal Handbook
Appraisal handbook covers the factors and methods used in establishing the value of a pipeline, with subjects covered including replacement value, right of way agreements, surface inventory, throughput value, salvage value, and comparable sales histories. Complimentary copy of this publication is available upon request.

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