Refined Petroleum Pipelines Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 6/13/2022
SIC Codes: 4613
NAICS Codes: 486910
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Companies in this industry operate pipeline networks for transporting refined petroleum products. Major companies include Buckeye Partners, Kinder Morgan, Koch Industries, and Magellan Midstream Partners (all based in the US), along with China National Petroleum Corporation (China), Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia), TC Energy (Canada), and Transneft (Russia).

The US refined petroleum pipeline industry includes about 650 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with annual revenue of about $9 billion.

Transportation of crude oil is covered in the Crude Petroleum Pipelines profile. Refining of crude oil is covered in the Petroleum Refining profile. Recovery of crude oil from wells is covered in the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production industry profile.


Demand is driven by economic activity and population growth, which drive energy use. The profitability of pipeline transporters depends largely on the volume and efficiency of their operations. Companies that operate multiple pipeline networks may enjoy economies of scale in purchasing. The US industry is highly concentrated: the four largest companies account for more than half of revenue.


Major services are transportation of refined petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and heating oil, as well as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas liquids (NGLs). Other services include operating booster pumping stations. Many refined petroleum product pipeline operators also own pipelines for transporting crude oil.

Refined petroleum products accounts for about 20% of the pipeline transportation industry. Other services include ...

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