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Oil Pipeline Transportation in the US: Market Research Report

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Oil Pipeline Transportation Market Research Report | NAICS 48611 | Aug 2016

Pipe dream: Rising oil production in the United States and Canada will boost industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Oil Pipeline Transportation 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.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
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
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Oil Pipeline Transportation industry has grown 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 have increased the number of profitable oil reserves across North America. As production has increased, oil and gas companies have 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. In the coming years, crude oil production will continue to rise, and pipeline investments will drive industry growth. Profitability will also increase, as companies will be able to boost transportation rates as demand grows... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Industry operators are primarily engaged in the transportation of crude oil, though some companies also provide petroleum, chemical and natural gas transportation services.

Crude oil

The pipeline transportation of crude oil accounts for over 95.0% of industry revenue. An estimated 45.2% of industry revenue comes transporting imported crude oil to refineries. In particular, industry operators transport crude oil imports from Canada. Domestic production within the lower 48 states are estimated to make up 48.4% of industry revenue, while Alaskan crude oil contribute to 2.8% of industry revenue. Domestic oil production has increased markedly since 2011, and industry operators are expanding their pipeline infrastructure to meet this rise in demand.

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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... purchase to read more


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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 transportLower 48 states crude oil transportAlaskan crude oil transportTransport of natural gas and other materials
    Industry Activities
    Crude oil pipeline operation

    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
  • 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
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    Enbridge Energy Partners LP
    TransCanada Corporation
    Plains All American Pipeline LP
    Sunoco Logistics 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: Sunoco Logistics Partners LP - financial performance
  • Table: Enterprise Products Partners LP - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Oil Pipeline Transportation Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • US Oil and Gas Production Index (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    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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    The Oil Pipeline Transportation market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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