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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas

Overview: the U.S. Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 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 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas: 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.

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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.

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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 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 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

Sales Of Energy And Resources

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.

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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 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 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 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 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 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 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 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 8%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 8%
Engineers 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 17%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 14%
Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers 9%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 9%
Production Occupations 28%
Plant and System Operators 21%
Miscellaneous Plant and System Operators 21%
Gas Plant Operators 14%
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10%
Material Moving Workers 9%
Pumping Station Operators 8%
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

  • Roanoke, Blacksburg Democrats roll out pipeline-related bills - HB 1187 and SB 324 prohibit natural gas companies from surveying for a project ... legislation that would give the Virginia Department of Transportation some involvement with interstate pipeline projects. Despite remarks from Hurst that pipelines are ... (01/12/2018)
  • Veteran investor sees ‘giant opportunity’ in natural gas partnerships - even though their revenues were derived from long-term contracts to transport natural gas. Investors panicked out of fear that depressed energy prices would make future pipeline contracts less lucrative. But low natural gas prices are leading to continued ... (01/12/2018)
  • Report: Oregon LNG pipeline would produce high emissions - The project also includes building the 229-mile Pacific Connector Pipeline to transport the natural gas from Malin to the terminal for shipping overseas. The group's report appears to make inaccurate comparisons, pipeline project spokesman Michael Hinrichs ... (01/12/2018)
  • Natural gas pipelines in service - SALEM, Ohio — Most of the major, interstate natural gas pipelines under construction in 2017 to transport natural gas and petroleum-based products from the Utica and Marcellus shale regions are either in service, or will be later this year. As of Jan. 5 ... (01/11/2018)
  • Natural Gas and LNG Industry Research Report 2018-2025 with Market Size and Forecast - Earlier, natural gas was sold locally or by gas pipeline but due to liquefaction of natural gas into LNG, it allows the gas to transport from region to distant countries. Natural gas and LNG include some of the benefits such as it is used extensively for ... (01/10/2018)
  • What Happens When You Don't Build Natural Gas Pipelines? - With a pipeline shortage, a natural gas shortage is created ... also never be forgotten that pipelines are also easily the safest and most economic way to transport energy. Thankfully, as I have shown here, the pipeline buildout is coming, obviously ... (01/10/2018)
  • 900-mile natural gas pipeline proposed from Sidney to Kansas - BILLINGS - A $1.4 billion pipeline to transport natural gas liquids from Eastern Montana to Kansas would be in service by the end of 2019 under a proposal by Tulsa-based energy company ONEOK Inc. The Elk Creek pipeline would have the capacity to transport ... (01/09/2018)
  • Proposed pipeline could move North Dakota natural gas - Oneok's 900-mile Elk Creek Pipeline would be able to transport up to 240,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids from a terminal near Sidney, Montana, to Bushton, Kansas. CEO Terry Spencer said the proposed pipeline is "critical to meeting the needs of ... (01/08/2018)
  • ONEOK Inc. plans to build $1.4 billion natural gas pipeline - The Oklahoman reports that ONEOK Inc. has proposed building a 900-mile (1,448-kilometer) pipeline to transport up to 240,000 barrels of unfractionated natural gas liquids each day. The Elk Creek Pipeline will be designed to allow for expansion to 400,000 ... (01/05/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $659,793 on Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas. It has awarded 9 contracts to 4 companies, with an average value of $164,948 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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