Heavy flow: Rising oil production in the United States and Canada will boost industry revenue

The Oil Pipeline Transportation industry grew over the past five years, driven by steady oil production in Canada and the United States. Directional drilling, hydraulic fracturing and other advanced drilling techniques increased the number of profitable oil reserves across North America. . As production increased, oil and gas companies demanded additional pipeline capacity to transport crude oil from extraction sites to refineries, where crude oil can be refined into higher value products like gasoline. Over the coming years, crude oil production will continue to rise, and pipeline investments will drive industry growth. Profitability will moderate as purchase costs rise due to the recovering prices of inputs like crude oil and construction materials like steel...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Advanced drilling techniques increased the number of profitable oil reserves across North America
  • A boom in inland oil production spurred operators to expand pipeline capacity to accommodate increased production
  • The price of crude oil will be an important indicator to follow because it generally denotes demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Oil Pipeline Transportation industry is characterized by a moderate-to-high level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for over 50.0% of industry revenue. Companies' market share vary over time in response to mergers and acquisitions activity, as well as pipeline construction. For example, major player TransCanada only entered this industry in 2011, after its Keystone Pipeline System became operational. However, industrywide market share concentration is relatively stable at the top, because only a limited number of companies have sufficient capital resources to construct and operate large scale pipeline systems. All...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Oil Pipeline Transportation Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Oil Pipeline Transportation Industry are

  • Upstream vertical integration
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from petroleum refining and US oil and gas production index in the Oil Pipeline Transportation industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Oil Pipeline Transportation Industry?

    Industry operators primarily transport crude oil through pipelines. This industry does not include companies that predominantly transport other commodities besides crude oil, including natural gas.

    Industry Products
  • Imported crude oil transport
  • Lower 48 states crude oil transport
  • Alaskan crude oil transport
  • Transport of natural gas and other materials
  • Industry Activities
  • Crude oil pipeline operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from petroleum refining
  • US oil and gas production index
  • World price of crude oil
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note

  • Current Performance
  • Domestic capacity boom
  • Canadian oil benefits industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • New pipeline expansion
  • Capped refinery growth
  • Table: Oil Pipeline Transportation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Oil Pipeline Transportation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Lubricant Oil Manufacturing
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Gasoline & Petroleum Bulk Stations
  • Heavy Infrastructure Construction
  • Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas Pipeline Construction
  • Valve Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Lower 48 states crude oil transport
  • Imported crude oil transport
  • Transport of natural gas and other materials
  • Alaskan crude oil transport
  • Chart: Oil Pipeline Transportation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • PADD 3
  • PADD 2
  • PADD 5
  • PADD 4
  • PADD 1
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Oil Pipeline Transportation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Oil Pipeline Transportation

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Oil Pipeline Transportation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Enbridge Energy Partners LP, TransCanada Corporation, Plains All American Pipeline LP, Energy Transfer Partners LP, Enterprise Products Partners LP,
  • Table: Enbridge Energy Partners LP - financial performance
  • Table: TransCanada Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Plains All American Pipeline LP - financial performance
  • Table: Energy Transfer Partners LP - financial performance
  • Table: Enterprise Products Partners LP - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Oil Pipeline Transportation Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Oil Pipeline Transportation Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • US Oil and Gas Production Index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Gathering Lines
  • A pipeline that transports oil or gas from the point of production to a transmission line or main.
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • A technique which uses pressurized fluid to release petroleum and natural gas by fracturing rock layers.
  • Oil Sands
  • A heavy tar-like bitumen that requires specialized equipment to extract.
  • Tankers
  • A marine mode of transport that carries crude oil from port to port.
  • Trunk Line
  • A main route or channel for transporting gas or oil.
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