Australian Gas Sector Overview
The Australian gas industry structure is highly complex. It can be either classified by gas types, operational segments, deposit basins or groups of players. It is comprised of approximately 150 gas companies currently operating in Australia and can be grouped into three main types:
- International Majors (multinational companies such as BP, Chevron and Shell)
- Australian Majors (domestic companies with market capitalisation of over $1 billion such as Santos, Woodside, Origin Energy, etc.. )
- Juniors (small cap companies with little market or production share).
While the majority of gas players are junior, the industry is dominated by major companies in every segment.
Companies are involved in many kinds of gas products including:
- Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) – a mixture of hydrocarbon gases used as a fuel in heating appliances and vehicles.
- Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) - compressed gas for easy of exportation
- Conventional gas – natural gas trapped in rock that is usually associated with oil
- Coal Seam Gas (CSG) – gas created from coal peat
- Underground Goal Gasification (UCG) - gas created from underground coal
Download the Bakers Australian Gas Overview for an overview picture of the industry from the classification of the operational segments along the supply chain including Exploration & Production, Transmission & Distribution, and Retailing. For more information about Australian gas shares please visit our Australian Gas Stocks section.
Maps of Australian Fossil Fuel Power Stations
Proposed Power Stations map
The proposed power stations map is interesting as it shows marked gas powered station growth
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