Oil & Gas Pipelines – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
Natural Gas Pipelines (view report)
Refined Petroleum Products Pipelines (view report)
- Market size, product segments, and major markets
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
American Petroleum Institute
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.
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:
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 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.
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Crude Oil / Natural Gas / Refined Petroleum Products Pipelines
https://www.bizminer.com Search for "486" to see reports for specific types of pipelines
- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
(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
https://www.payscale.com/ 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
https://www.bls.gov/oes/ 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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