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Oil and Gas Pipelines

SIC 4610  |  NAICS 486000

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Crude Oil Pipelines  (view report)
Natural Gas Pipelines  (view report)
Refined Petroleum Products Pipelines  (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. Topics addressed in the reports include:

American Petroleum Institute
Pipeline 101

Introductory guide provides a summary overview of the pipeline industry, with various topics covered including types of products transported (e.g., crude oil, refined petroleum products, and natural gas), design and construction, transportation process, costs of transportation, pipeline system locations by type of product and region, and safety and security measures. All information is available free online.

Palladian Publications Ltd.
World Pipelines

Monthly publication provides news and information for the global oil and gas pipeline industries, with online news article sections including project news, contracts and tenders, special reports, business news, regulations and standards, equipment and safety, and product news. Selected articles can be viewed free online, with free trial subscription and full access to all articles available with registration.

Association of Oil Pipe Lines

Resource section provides an overview of the pipeline industry and includes fact sheets that provide more detailed information on specific topics such as design and construction, safety, monitoring and inspection, preventive maintenance, rapid emergency response plans, and environmental protection. Overview, interactive map, fact sheets, tool kits, and other presentations are all available free online.

Gulf Publishing Holdings LLC
Pipeline & Gas Journal

Monthly trade magazine features news and information for the midstream oil and gas industries, with special features including "The 500 Report" published in November which provides a comprehensive listing of U.S. energy pipeline systems and ranks the top companies by operating revenues, gas sold, total gas throughput, distribution customers, product deliveries, and miles of mains and service lines.

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

Pipelines 101
Introductory guide provides an overview of the gas pipeline industry, with topics covered in this guide including benefits to the overall U.S. economy, design and construction process, focus on safety and reliability, operating systems efficiently to assure reliable delivery, guarding against cyber threats and ensuring physical security, and protecting the environment. All information can be viewed free online.

Reports included in this section cover various aspects of the pipeline industry, with topics addressed in the reports including construction and operation of pipelines, challenges facing pipeline operators, legal and regulatory framework under which pipelines operate, and new and evolving issues such as changes in federal regulations concerning methane emissions. All reports can be viewed free online.

Market Analysis Report

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Crude Oil / Natural Gas / Refined Petroleum Products Pipelines  Search for "486" to see reports for specific types of pipelines
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 including:

Pipeline Transportation
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for organizations that transport crude oil, natural gas, and refined petroleum products (e.g., gasoline, diesel fuel, other distillate fuels, jet fuel, ethane, butane, pentane)
from sources to destinations by means of pipeline systems. Sample reports are available free online.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Pipeline Transportation  See individual reports for specific types of products

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as safety manager, compliance manager, corrosion engineer, pipeline controller, plant operator, and scheduler, with employers for which this data is provided including Magellan Midstream Partners LP, The Williams Companies Inc., Kinder Morgan Inc., Enbridge Inc., and Enterprise Products Company.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Pipeline Transportation  See individual reports for specific types of products

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for occupational categories employed by companies that transport crude oil, natural gas, and refined petroleum products (e.g., gasoline, diesel fuel, other distillate fuels, jet fuel, ethane, butane, pentane) from sources to destinations by means of pipeline systems. Survey results can be viewed free online.

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