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Natural Gas Companies & Utilities – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 4924  |  NAICS 221210

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

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Natural Gas Distribution  (view report)
Gas Pipeline Transportation  (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 Gas Association
Research & Insights
Comprehensive selection of reports address various aspects of the industry, with topics covered including energy studies, statistics, market indicators, utility financial and operational metrics, state profiles, utility rankings, and market presentations. All information can be viewed free online.

Resources available from this trade association include:

Educational Website
Topics covered on this free educational website include an overview of the processes involved in delivering gas to end-users ranging from exploration and extraction to distribution and marketing, market structure and supply and demand factors, regulatory and environmental issues, and new technologies.

Analyses & Studies
Various reports, analyses, and studies provided include the "FERC Market Analysis", the annual "Summer Outlook" and "Winter Outlook" reports, and the quarterly "Top 40 Producers" reports along with additional reports from a variety of other sources. All reports are available free online.

U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
Natural Gas: Consumption
"Consumption" sections under the "Data" and "Analysis & Projections" tabs include reports which address topics such annual outlook; short-term forecasts of supply, demand, and price projections; consumption by end use; number of residential, commercial, and industrial customers by state; and state shares of U.S. deliveries by end-use market sector. All reports and data can be downloaded and viewed online.

Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys
Natural Gas Distribution
Standard & Poor's survey provides in-depth coverage of the gas distribution business in the U.S., with topics covered including current business environment; industry profile, trends, and operations; key ratios and statistics; additional references; and comparative company analysis. Sample report is available online.

GIA Research
Natural Gas
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the market for this energy sector in the U.S. and other countries, with end-use segments analyzed including commercial, power generation, industrial, residential, and transportation. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

Market Analysis

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.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Natural Gas Distribution  Search for "221210"
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 reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

American Gas Association
Income Accounts, Balance Sheets, and Analytical Ratios
Financial data available in the "Income Accounts, Balance Sheets, and Analytical Ratios" section include current and historical composite income statements, balance sheets, and financial and operating ratios for investor-owned companies, with data reported by type of company (e.g., transmission, utility combination, utility distribution, utility integrated, and overall utility). All information can be viewed free online.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Gas Marketing and Distribution
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. All information is available free online.

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