Even flow: Economic growth will spur demand for refined products, keeping revenue steady

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Refined Petroleum Pipeline Transportation provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising levels of crude oil and natural gas production have bolstered demand for pipeline transportation
  • Companies experienced rate hikes over the past five years because of growing demand for product transportation
  • The recovering financial market will also make it easier to obtain financing for pipeline projects

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Refined Petroleum Pipeline Transportation industry has performed well over the past five years. Higher transport fees flowed down to the industry's major players as they received tariff hikes from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In the coming years, the industry is poised for steady growth. More petroleum products will flow through the industry's pipelines as economic growth spurs demand for refined products; in particular, transportation fuel consumption is anticipated to grow...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Refined Petroleum Pipeline industry generates revenue by transporting refined petroleum products through pipelines and charging customers haulage fees. Refined products include gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, natural gas liquids and other miscellaneous crude oil derivatives. Transport volume and fees have both increased over the past five years, contributing to revenue growth. In particular, domestic refineries have benefited from less costly US crude oil in recent years, which bolstered refinery production. Natural gas liquid (NGL) production has also strongly increased because of the shale gas boom in the United States. In light of these trends, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at an annualized rate of 4.0% to $8.4 bi..

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    Additional Insights for the Refined Petroleum Pipeline Transportation Industry

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

  • Access to secure revenue
  • Having a large supply contract
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as US oil and gas production index and Access to credit in the Refined Petroleum Pipeline Transportation industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Refined Petroleum Pipeline Transportation Industry?

    Operators in this industry transport refined petroleum products via pipeline systems. The major products transported are gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel. Pipelines that haul natural gas liquids are also included.

    Industry Products
    Finished Motor Gasoline Transportation
    Natural gas liquid transportation
    Distillate fuel transportation
    Jet fuel transportation
    All Other
    Industry Activities
    Pipeline transportation of gasoline
    Pipeline transportation of diesel
    Pipeline transportation of jet fuel
    Pipeline transportation of natural gas liquids
    Pipeline transportation of other refined petroleum products

    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
  • US oil and gas production index
  • Access to credit
  • Demand from petroleum refining
  • Total vehicle miles
  • World price of crude oil
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Refinery output rises
  • Increasing fees
  • Shift into other types of commodities
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Refinery output rises
  • Table: Refined Petroleum Pipeline Transportation Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing
  • Gas Stations with Convenience Stores
  • Gas Stations
  • Airport Operations

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Petroleum Refining

  • Products & Services
  • Finished Motor Gasoline Transportation
  • Distillate fuel transportation
  • Natural gas liquid transportation
  • All Other
  • Jet fuel transportation
  • Chart: Refined Petroleum Pipeline Transportation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Petroleum retailers and wholesalers
  • Industrial sector
  • Aviation sector
  • Electric power generators
  • Natural gas distribution utilities
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Refined Petroleum Pipeline Transportation Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Refined Petroleum Pipeline Transportation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Kinder MorganEnterprise Products Partners LPMagellan Midstream Partners, L.P.Buckeye Partners LP
  • Table: Kinder Morgan - financial performance
  • Table: Enterprise Products Partners LP - financial performance
  • Table: Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. - financial performance
  • Table: Buckeye Partners LP - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Refined Petroleum 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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Refined Petroleum 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
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A mid-range petroleum product (with a higher boiling point than gasoline) typically used as a fuel for internal combustion engines.
  • Gasoline
  • A light liquid petroleum product typically used as a fuel for internal combustion engines.
  • Interface
  • The area where batches of different petroleum products being transported in a pipeline meet.
  • Jet Fuel
  • A refined petroleum product used in jet aircraft engines. It includes kerosene-type jet fuel and naphtha-type jet fuel.
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