Gas Supply and Distribution (Industrial Report) - UK - April 2014
“The UK gas supply market, which is dominated by just six suppliers, is set to become highly competitive over the coming years. A number of independent suppliers, such as First Utility, have already gained a notable presence in the market, although their overall share remains small. Increased competition is expected to be driven by new Ofgem rules promoting fairer competition, as well as by better informed consumers in search of cheaper energy tariffs.”
- Claudia Preedy, Industrial Analyst
This report will explore the following key questions facing the UK Gas Supply & Distribution industry:
- What have been the patterns in gas consumption by key enduse industries in recent years?
- What are the projections for annual gas demand by key enduse industries to 2022?
- What are the drivers for capital investment in the gas supply and distribution industry?
- How does environmental legislation and regulations affect the industry?
- Is the gas supply market set to become more competitive?
The terms of reference for this report concern the UK gas distribution and supply sector, comprising the downstream activities of supply to the industrial, commercial and domestic sectors.
A number of industry specific phrases are used in this report which are defined below:
Beach gas: Gas available at an onshore reception terminal after arriving from offshore production.
Interruptible gas sales: Sale of gas at reduced prices, where supply can be cut off for a number of days each year to assist in the balancing of peak supply and demand.
Kilowatt: One thousand watts.
Megawatt: One million watts (one thousand kilowatts).
Gigawatt: One thousand megawatts.
Terawatt: One thousand gigawatts.
One billion refers to one thousand million.
Some numbers in tables may not add due to rounding.
Total capital expenditure includes total capital expenditure and repex (replacement expenditure for mains and services).
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