Natural Gas Distribution in Texas
The Natural Gas Distribution industry in Texas has experienced ups and downs over the five years to 2017. Industry revenue has increased moderately; however, this growth rate masks year-on-year revenue volatility prompted by significant changes in the price of natural gas. Although demand for industry services is strongly contingent upon the price of natural gas, as well as for competing sources of energy, downstream consumers lack the flexibility that allows them to easily switch to a different type of fuel in times of high prices. Therefore, industry revenue has been rising over the five years to 2017, despite the overall increase in the price of natural gas. Over the next five years, industry revenue is anticipated to accelerate. Firstly, electric power consumption in the United States is forecast to increase more rapidly, driving demand for natural gas distribution services. In a similar vein, the manufacturing GDP for Texas will continue growing robustly, indicative of strengthening demand from industrial markets. Housing starts in the state will expand as well, supporting demand and revenue growth.
The majority of companies in this industry manage gas distribution systems consisting primarily of gas mains and meters that transport gas to end users in Texas. Other industry operators are gas marketers that buy gas directly from the well and sell it to a distribution system, while some others are gas brokers or agents that arrange for gas to be sold via distribution systems operated by other companies.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.
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