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Pipeline Transportation Market Trends

ID: MRFR//10431-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Anshula Mandaokar| July 2024

Pipeline Transportation Market Overview

Pipeline Transportation Market Size was valued at USD 19.2 Billion in 2022. The Pipeline Transportation market industry is projected to grow from USD 20.2 Billion in 2023 to USD 31.6 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.70% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increased use of cutting-edge technology like artificial intelligence and the internet of things, rising energy demand, and increased infrastructure development across the world's many emerging regions, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Pipeline Transportation Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Pipeline Transportation Market Trends

  • Rapidly expanding oil & gas trade across nations is driving the market growth

The market for pipeline transportation is significantly influenced by the quick rise of international trade in oil and gas. The necessity for safe and efficient transportation of oil and gas resources becomes critical as the world's energy demand rises. By facilitating the effective cross-border transportation of these valued goods, pipeline infrastructure is essential in supplying this demand. The rising global need for energy is one major factor driving the expansion of the oil and gas industry. The demand for oil and gas as primary energy sources rises along with economies and population growth. As they industrialise and raise their living standards, developing countries in particular see a rise in energy demand. Transporting oil and gas from production locations to refineries, processing facilities, and eventually end customers is necessary to meet this expanding demand. For this transportation, pipelines offer a practical and economical alternative that guarantees a consistent flow of energy resources.

In addition, the expansion of global trade in these resources is facilitated by the discovery and production of new oil and gas reserves in various parts of the world. Shale oil and gas deposits are among the previously undiscovered reserves that have been discovered as a result of exploration efforts and technical improvements. The global energy landscape has changed as a result of these discoveries, which have also led to higher production. As a result, nations aim to export their excess production to foreign markets, necessitating the construction of massive pipeline networks to enable the movement of oil and gas over international borders.

There are many benefits to using pipeline transportation in the oil and gas industry. First off, pipelines offer a safe and dependable way to move delicate and priceless goods. Pipelines are less prone to theft, tampering, or accidents than other forms of transportation like vehicles or ships. Pipelines' closed design reduces the possibility of theft or unauthorised access to the resources being conveyed. This factor is essential for ensuring the supply chain's integrity and security, especially when working with high-value products like oil and gas. Pipelines are also a practical option for long-distance oil and gas transmission. Compared to other options like rail or road transportation, large-capacity pipelines are much more efficient and cost-effective due to economies of scale. When compared to other forms of transportation, pipelines use less fuel, have lower fuel costs, and have lower maintenance costs. Because of their lower costs, pipelines are a desirable alternative for both producers and consumers, which is what is causing the pipeline transportation business to grow.

Furthermore, the construction of cross-border pipeline projects promotes economic growth and improves international ties. Pipelines make it easier for nations to trade oil and gas resources, enhancing energy security and boosting the diversification of energy sources. As part of their energy strategy, governments frequently favour the construction of cross-border pipelines, which promotes stronger economic and diplomatic connections. These pipeline construction initiatives may have significant geopolitical repercussions, affecting global trade trends and boosting local stability. Thus, driving the Pipeline Transportation market revenue.

Pipeline Transportation Market Segment Insights

Pipeline Transportation Type Insights

The Pipeline Transportation Market segmentation, based on type includes transmission pipeline, distribution pipeline, gathering pipeline. With 35% of market revenue, the transmission pipeline category dominated the market. Oil, gas, coal, water, and other fuels are transported across extraordinarily long distances using transmission pipelines, such as between power plants or, in the case of fuels, even between nations.

Pipeline Transportation Solution Insights

The Pipeline Transportation Market segmentation, based on Solution, includes automation and control, security solutions, integrity and tracking solution, network communication solution, others. The category of network communication solutions had the highest level of revenue. A significant element driving up demand for network communication solutions in the pipeline transportation market is the rapid virtualization of the pipeline transportation system and the integration of detection and management equipment with communication equipment.

Pipeline Transportation Service Insights

The Pipeline Transportation Market segmentation, based on service, includes managed services, consulting services, and maintenance & support services. The category that brought in the most money was maintenance & support services. The need for maintenance and support-based services in the pipeline transportation industry has increased as a result of the rise in oil spills from subsea pipeline transportation and the leakage of dangerous chemicals during the past several years.

Pipeline Transportation Application Insights 

The Pipeline Transportation Market segmentation, based on application, includes oil & gas, water, coal, others. The oil & gas category brought in the most money. This is because it has a wide range of end-use applications for oil and gas in the paints, chemicals, and automotive industries.  

Figure 1: Pipeline Transportation Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Pipeline Transportation Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Pipeline Transportation Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North America Pipeline Transportation Market dominated this market in 2022 (45.80%). This is due to the superb pipeline infrastructure development in the area. Pipelines across the United States and Canada are being strained by the rising demand for natural gas and electricity. Further, the U.S. Pipeline Transportation market held the largest market share, and the Canada Pipeline Transportation market was the fastest growing market in the North America region.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Figure 2: Pipeline Transportation Market Share By Region 2022 (Usd Billion)


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe Pipeline Transportation market accounts for the second-largest market share. Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, said in January 2020 that new oil and gas projects north of the Arctic Circle would receive incentives totaling $300 billion. The nation's investments in pipeline infrastructure are expected to rise as a result. Further, the German Pipeline Transportation market held the largest market share, and the UK Pipeline Transportation market was the fastest growing market in the European region

The Asia-Pacific Pipeline Transportation Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The need for energy is significantly rising, which drives the demand for oil and gas transportation pipes. China has the greatest market in the area because of its high level of industrialization. PipeChina announced in April 2021 that a significant gas pipeline in North China for USD 1.3 billion would be built. Moreover, China’s Pipeline Transportation market held the largest market share, and the Indian Pipeline Transportation market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Pipeline Transportation Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Pipeline Transportation market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Pipeline Transportation industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global Pipeline Transportation industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Pipeline Transportation industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Pipeline Transportation market, including ABB (Switzerland), Emerson Electric Co. (U.S.), ESRI (India), FMC Technologies, Rockwell Automation, Inc., Schneider Electric, Siemens, Trimble Navigation Limited, IDS GmbH, Baker Hughes, Halliburton, National Oilwell Varco, and John Wood Group PLC are some of the companies that are represented. also other, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Electricity and automation technology and solutions are offered by ABB Ltd (ABB). The business provides goods, systems, services, and solutions for electrification, motion, and industrial automation. Its offers harness power reliability, boost industrial productivity, and improve energy efficiency, and its solutions incorporate engineering know-how and software. ABB offers its goods directly to consumers as well as through third-party channel partners as distributors, installers, wholesalers, machine manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, and system integrators. The company offers customers in the utilities, industry, transportation, and infrastructure sectors throughout Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe industrial equipment and systems that are digitally connected and enabled. The headquarters of ABB are in Zurich, Switzerland.

Innovative solutions are offered by Emerson Electric Co. (Emerson) to clients in the commercial, industrial, and residential markets. The company sells a variety of items, including electrical distribution equipment, pneumatic devices, industrial valves, fluid control, pneumatic mechanisms, and measurement and analytical instrumentation. Additionally, it offers services including process automation, smart wireless, consultancy, training, and post-project support. It also offers modernization and migration services. The business sells its goods under the labels RIDGID, InSinkErator, Badger, ProTeam, and Emerson. It has activities throughout Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America. The US city of St. Louis serves as Emerson's corporate headquarters.

Key Companies in the Pipeline Transportation market include

  • ABB (Switzerland)

  • Emerson Electric Co. (U.S.)

  • ESRI (India)

  • FMC Technologies (U.S.)

  • Rockwell Automation, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Schneider Electric (France)

  • Siemens (Germany)

  • Trimble Navigation Limited (U.S.)

  • IDS GmbH (Germany)

  • Baker Hughes (U.S.)

  • Halliburton (U.S.)

  • National Oilwell Varco (U.S.)

  • John Wood Group PLC (U.K.)

Pipeline Transportation Industry Developments

October 2021:The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) intends to look into studies on how hydrogen affects transportation pipes. This study will contribute to the long-term objective of decarbonizing sectors like heavy industry.

September 2021:The longest pipeline in the nation, measuring around 576 kilometres, will be used to transport oil, according to Fuel Transportation Pipeline of Thailand. 9 billion litres will be transported annually by the pipeline. Due to its innovative technology, the pipeline can transmit petrol, diesel and aviation fuel over the same channel.

Pipeline Transportation Market Segmentation

Pipeline Transportation Type Outlook

  • Transmission Pipeline

  • Distribution Pipeline

  • Gathering Pipeline

Pipeline Transportation Solution Outlook

  • Automation and Control

  • Security Solutions

  • Integrity and Tracking Solution

  • Network Communication Solution

  • Others

Pipeline Transportation Service Outlook

  • Maintenance & Support Services

  • Managed Services

  • Consulting Services

Pipeline Transportation Application Outlook

  • Oil & Gas

  • Water

  • Coal

  • Others

Pipeline Transportation Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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