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Oil Pipeline Transportation in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Oil Pipeline Transportation in the US

The Oil Pipeline Transportation industry grew over the past five years, driven by steady oil production in the United States and Canada. Directional drilling, hydraulic fracturing and other advanced drilling techniques increased the number of profitable oil reserves across North America. In particular, the Permian Basin in Texas and the Williston Basin in North Dakota experienced sharp increases in crude oil production. As production increased, oil and gas companies demanded additional pipeline capacity to transport crude oil from extraction sites to refineries, where crude oil is refined into higher-value products like gasoline. While oil production is concentrated in the central and southern most parts of the United States, most refineries and export terminals are located near the Gulf Coast. Over the five years to 2018, rapid oil production overloaded US outflow pipeline capacity, resulting in a glut of landlocked oil. Over the coming years, crude oil production will continue to rise, and pipeline investments will drive industry growth.

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.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from petroleum refining
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Enbridge Energy Partners LP (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Plains All American Pipeline LP (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table TransCanada Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Energy Transfer Partners (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Enterprise Product Partners (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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