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Natural Gas Distribution Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Natural Gas Distribution

Overview: the U.S. Natural Gas Distribution Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Natural Gas Distribution: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Natural Gas Distribution industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Transportation Of Bulk Natural Gas And Liquefied Natural Gas By Pipeline

Electricity - Power Marketing And Brokering

Natural Gas Distribution To Final Consumer

Natural Gas - Power Marketing And Brokering

Other Products

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Natural Gas Distribution Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Natural Gas Distribution companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

example price index trendline

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Natural Gas Distribution company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Natural Gas Distribution industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Natural Gas Distribution measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 7%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 11%
Business Operations Specialists 8%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 7%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 22%
Information and Record Clerks 7%
Customer Service Representatives 7%
Customer Service Representatives 7%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 6%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 11%
Construction Trades Workers 8%
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 18%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 15%
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers 7%
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 7%
Production Occupations 12%
Plant and System Operators 8%
Miscellaneous Plant and System Operators 7%
Gas Plant Operators 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Natural Gas Distribution Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Aerosol Gas trademarks "MAPP" - methyl acetylene, propadiene, propane, and canned gases for welding - 02/09/2018
  • Petaluma Butane Distributors trademarks "WE HAVE THE ENERGY TO SERVE YOU!" - Fuel delivery services; Rental of propane storage tanks - 01/26/2018
  • Transfer Flow trademarks "TFI TRANSFER FLOW, INC. FUEL TANK SYSTEMS" - Fuel line hoses for vehicles; Fuel lines for vehicles; Gas tanks for land vehicles; Land vehicle console parts - 01/12/2018
  • DCP Midstream raises $125 million in funding. - 01/17/2017
  • Clean Energy patents Non-venting Transfer System And Method - 12/08/2016
  • American Midstream Partners raises $3 million in funding. - 11/08/2016
  • Oscomp Holdings patents Virtual Gaseous Fuel Pipeline - 07/30/2015
  • Great Point Energy patents Two-train, Three-train And Four-train Catalytic Gasification Systems - 06/18/2015
  • Amp Americas raises $32 million in funding. - 07/08/2014

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Kinder Morgan Liquids Terminals140
    Great Point Energy80
    Clean Energy36
    Atmos Energy20
    US Gas & Electric

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • GPO, G2X And CFEn Announce Natural Gas Transportation Contract - CFEn markets 3.1 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas. Among CFEn clients are generation companies, industrials, distribution companies and now with GPO the petrochemical industry. Houston-based G2X Energy develops, owns and operates production ... (01/10/2018)
    • Algerian natural gas flows to Spain at multi-year highs early January - The boost in Algerian receipts has been primarily driven by firm domestic demand, with Local Distribution Zone demand cracking ... and started Tuesday's gas day at 1.273 Bcm of natural gas equivalent after having been down at 991 million cu m at the ... (01/10/2018)
    • Natural Gas and LNG Industry Trends, Share, Analysis and Forecast for Global Industry 2018 -2025 - The end-user segmentation of the report covers five major segments including; fertilizer, power, industrial, City Gas Distribution (CGD), and others. The study focuses upon market of natural gas produced from different on-shore and off-shore ports of country. (01/09/2018)
    • ONE Gas to Participate in Evercore ISI Utility CEO Conference - ONE Gas provides natural gas distribution services to more than 2 million customers in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. ONE Gas is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., and its divisions include Oklahoma Natural Gas, the largest natural gas distributor in Oklahoma ... (01/08/2018)
    • Boosting Domestic Gas Utilisation - At the forefront of this drive for commercialisation of Nigeria’s natural gas is an indigenous firm, Falcon Corporation Limited, which currently distributes gas in Ikorodu, as the Local Distribution Company (LDC) for the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company ... (01/07/2018)
    • Icy grip on nation providing boost gas companies, refiners - In West Texas, temperatures have fallen below freezing and have slowed natural gas production in Texas' Permian basin. By Wednesday morning spot prices at the Henry Hub, a main distribution point for natural gas in Louisiana, hit the highest level since ... (01/07/2018)
    • Residents question NIPSCO's proposed natural gas rate increase - The price increase impacts the "base rate" charged for natural gas — essentially the portion funding the gas distribution system's infrastructure and operations. The increase would bring in an additional $143.5 million annually, according to NIPSCO. (01/04/2018)
    • Columbia Gas Bills to be lower year-over-year - Columbia Gas of Virginia operates more than 5,000 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines, delivering safe, reliable and clean natural gas service to more than 264,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in portions of Northern Virginia ... (01/03/2018)
    • National Fuel Gas customers could see drop in monthly bills - National Fuel Gas' residential customers may get lower natural gas bills later this year — a projected drop of $1.26 a month for the average customer. National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. has submitted to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission its ... (01/03/2018)
    • Erie's natural gas bills expected to fall in 2018 - National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. made an announcement Tuesday that ... National Fuel has filed documents forecasting the predicted price of natural gas purchased after Aug. 1. The company expects its customers will save $15.16 a year, which would ... (01/02/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $247,670,960 on Natural Gas Distribution. It has awarded 2,239 contracts to 196 companies, with an average value of $1,263,627 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Natural Gas Distribution to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Natural Gas Distribution To Final Consumer
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Natural Gas DistributionOpportunity/Threat
    Electric Power Transmission, Control & Distribution Competing industry
    Electric Power Distribution Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Natural Gas Distribution To Final Consumer are less than those from Natural Gas Distribution. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Natural Gas Distribution To Final Consumer sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Natural Gas Distribution To Final Consumer Product Sales Report

    Natural Gas - Power Marketing And Brokering
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Natural Gas DistributionOpportunity/Threat
    Electric Power Transmission, Control & Distribution Competing industry
    Electric Power Distribution Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Natural Gas - Power Marketing And Brokering are less than those from Natural Gas Distribution. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Natural Gas - Power Marketing And Brokering sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Natural Gas - Power Marketing And Brokering Product Sales Report

    Electricity - Power Marketing And Brokering
    Electricity - Power Marketing And Brokering Product Sales Report