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Oil and Gas Pipelines

SIC 4610 | NAICS 486000

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Crude Oil Pipeline Transportation  (view report)
Natural Gas Pipeline Transportation  (view report)
Refined Petroleum 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

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.

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

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.

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, network system locations by type of product and region, and safety and security measures. All information is available free online.

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.

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

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

INGAA reports included in this section cover various aspects of the interstate 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
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.

  • 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

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.

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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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