Overview

The Natural Gas procurement report contains data and analysis of current and future trends when buying goods and services. IBISWorld’s in-depth procurement research is always presented in a logical and consistent format for easy reference throughout a company. The Natural Gas Procurement Research Report contains growth forecasts for a three-year outlook period and supplier profit benchmarks so your company can make the right purchasing decision.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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Natural Gas - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the average price for natural gas has been falling at an estimated annualized rate of 10.1%, and prices have been highly volatile. The declining price trend is due to an increase in domestic natural gas production and improved processing automation practices.Fluctuations in natural gas supply and demand have a significant effect on the price of natural gas. Domestic...

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Natural Gas - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for natural gas is typically low. However, it is highly dependent on the distribution method of the natural gas. Buyers may require gas cylinders, regulators, transfer lines or delivery services in addition to their natural gas purchase. Although the total cost of ownership may exceed 50.0% of the benchmark price per year from the upstream suppliers, such as...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of natural gas. Natural gas is a type of fossil fuel and is a nonrenewable resource that comes in liquefied (LNG) or compressed (CNG) forms. Natural gas is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs) or per million BTUs. Suppliers provide natural gas to buyers for use in heating, cooking and power generation, as well as for fuel in transportation and manufacturing fertilizers. Key buyers include consumers and commercial users. This report excludes other types of energy sources, such as oil, coal, nuclear and solar energy, and does not include gasoline.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Regulation
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
  Imports
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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