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Oil & Gas Pipelines – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 461 & 4922 |  NAICS 486

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Crude Oil Pipelines  (view report)
Natural Gas Pipelines  (view report)
Refined Petroleum Products Pipelines  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

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.

Transparency Market Research
Oil and Gas Pipeline Market

Comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of the onshore and offshore oil and gas pipeline markets, with data provided in the report including market size and forecast by product type (e.g., oil, gas), sector (e.g., upstream, midstream, downstream), application segment (e.g., onshore, offshore), and region (e.g., North America, U.S., Canada). Detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

The Business Research Company
Pipeline Transport Market

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the global pipeline transportation market, with information provided in the report including historical market size and forecasts by product type (e.g., crude oil, natural gas, refined petroleum products, other products) and geographic region (e.g., North America, U.S., Canada, Mexico). Table of contents with tables and figures can be viewed free online.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Crude Oil / Natural Gas / Refined Petroleum Products Pipelines  Search for "486" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide 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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Crude Oil / Natural Gas / Refined Petroleum Products Pipelines  Search for "486" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Natural Gas and Refined Petroleum Products Pipelines
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Financial benchmarks section provides detailed comparative income statements and balance sheets and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial benchmarks available for each of the five most recent fiscal years and on a historical average basis for three-year, five-year, and ten-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet that includes breakdowns by total asset size can be viewed 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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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Codes 461 and 4922 - Pipeline Transportation
  NAICS Code 486 - Pipeline Transportation
Types of establishments included in these codes
Oil and gas gathering systems - establishments primarily engaged in operating pipelines that collect crude oil and natural gas from multiple production wells and transport them to a centralized collection point, processing facility, or mainline transmission system.
Crude oil pipeline transportation - establishments engaged in transporting crude oil from production areas, such as oil fields or offshore platforms, to refineries, storage facilities, or export terminals over long distances through a system of interconnected pipelines.
Refined petroleum products pipeline transportation - establishments operating pipelines used for transporting refined petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and heating oil, from petroleum refineries to distribution terminals and other points of sale.
Refined petroleum products terminals - establishments that focus on operating terminals that receive, store, and distribute products, such as gasoline, diesel, and heating oil, to retailers like gas stations or directly to industrial, commercial, or residential customers.
Natural gas transmission systems - establishments operating transmission systems that transport natural gas at high volume over long distances using high-pressure pipelines and connect production areas to gas distribution networks or major demand centers.
Natural gas storage facilities - establishments primarily engaged in storing natural gas in underground or aboveground facilities to help balance supply and demand fluctuations and allow for the smooth functioning of natural gas distribution and delivery systems.
Natural gas distribution systems - establishments that operate pipelines and associated facilities and equipment designed to deliver gas from storage facilities or transmission systems to residential, commercial, and industrial customers within a localized area.
Booster pumping stations - establishments that operate booster pumping stations along crude oil, natural gas, or refined petroleum products pipelines that increase pressure in the pipelines to overcome frictional losses and maintain fluid flow at the desired rate.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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