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IBISWorld’s Natural Gas Production and Distribution market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In pursuit of an environment-friendly society, the Chinese government has been promoting natural gas by constructing pipelines and introducing new applications for the fuel source. Other demand drivers for the Natural Gas Production and Distribution industry have been increased real estate development, which has caused the number of household gas users to rise, and power factories increasing their consumption of natural gas. The severe air pollution in 2013 also pushed the government to promote gas consumption as a replacement to other more polluting energy sources.

In 2016, revenue for the Natural Gas Production and Distribution industry is estimated to increase 5.4% to $110.2 billion. In the five years through 2016, revenue has been growing at an annualized rate of 12.2%.On...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Industry concentration is low, with the top four enterprises – Shenergy Group, Beijing Enterprises Group, ENN Group, and China Resources Gas Group – accounting for an expected 24.8% of total industry revenue in 2016. Firms in this industry are largely confined to local regions and operate exclusively. Businesses that store and distribute fuel gas must be located close to gas-producing sites or gas-importing wharves. Additionally, government energy policies restrict companies in certain regions. For example, pipeline gas distribution operations must be exclusively run by state-owned enterprises – one per designated region.

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Additional Insights for the Natural Gas Production and Distribution Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Natural Gas Production and Distribution Industry are

  • Ability to negotiate successfully with regulator
  • Economies of scale
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic Support Policies and World price of natural gas in the Natural Gas Production and Distribution industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Natural Gas Production and Distribution Industry?

    The Natural Gas Production and Distribution industry comprises businesses that transmit, distribute, and sell self-produced or purchased fuel gas. The production activities of this industry include coal gasification, petroleum cracking, gas extraction, and natural gas refinement. Natural gas mining, bottled petroleum gas retailing, and pipeline fuel gas transmission are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Gas pipeline network provision
    Gas storage, redistribution and supply
    Gas production
    Other gas services
    Industry Activities
    Fuel gas production
    Fuel gas transmission and distribution
    Fuel gas equipment repairing and management

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic Support Policies
  • World price of natural gas
  • Competition from Substitutes - Electricity Distribution - Natural Gas Distribution
  • Level of Environmental Protection Legislation
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Energy Minerals - Natural Gas

  • Current Performance
  • Previous performance
  • Initial installation fees
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Natural Gas Production and Distribution Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Natural Gas Production and Distribution Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Thermal Power Generation
  • Accommodation and Catering
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Oil & Petroleum Refining

  • Products & Services
  • Gas pipeline network provision
  • Gas storage, redistribution and supply
  • Gas production
  • Other gas services
  • Chart: Natural Gas Production and Distribution Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Households and businesses
  • Electricity generation firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Natural Gas Production and Distribution Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Natural Gas Production and Distribution

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Natural Gas Production and Distribution Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Shenergy GroupBeijing Enterprises Group Company LimitedENN GroupChina Resources Gas GroupKongWah Group
  • Table: Shenergy Group - financial performance
  • Table: Beijing Enterprises Group Company Limited - financial performance
  • Table: ENN Group - financial performance
  • Table: China Resources Gas Group - financial performance
  • Table: KongWah Group - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Natural Gas Production and Distribution Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Natural Gas Production and Distribution Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Total Assets (2007-2021)
  • Natural Gas Production (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Coal Gas
  • Generated from chemical reactions with coal.
  • Fuel Gas
  • The generic term for civilian-use flammable gas, such as petroleum gas, natural gas and coal gas.
  • Petroleum Gas
  • Generated from petroleum cracking and pyrolysis processes.
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