Fuel for thought: Growing fuel imports over domestic production have drained revenue

Four major players dominate the Bulk Fuel Storage industry: BP, Caltex, Puma Energy and Viva Energy (previously known as Shell). The companies are global vertically integrated petroleum giants. Their activities cover the whole supply chain from oil production, fuel refining and storage to fuel wholesaling and retailing. The Bulk Fuel Storage industry effectively captures just one layer of this process. The major players separate the activities of the supply chain into different business groups. Firms that solely provide bulk fuel storage services charge upstream refineries a fee to store their fuel before these products are distributed to downstream retailers.Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 2.5% over the five years through 2018-19, to $1.2 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The conversion of fuel refineries to fuel import terminals is expected to boost revenue growth
  • Significant fluctuations in the price of crude oil have underpinned the industry’s weak performance
  • Greater fuel storage capacity and a higher world price of crude oil will drive revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Bulk fuel storage terminals are generally located close to oil refineries or ports where marine tankers can easily unload their cargo. Over the past five years, several oil refineries have been converted into bulk fuel storage terminals, which has increased the number of industry establishments in New South Wales and Queensland. Nearly 50% of industry establishments are located in Queensland and Western Australia. Cairns and Mackay are both key locations for bulk fuel storage terminals in Queensland. Many of Australia's petroleum refineries are also located in these states. Given the industry's four major players are all vertically integrated companies, their bulk storage facilities are typically situated close to their refining or retailing establishments. Som...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Bulk Fuel Storage Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Bulk Fuel Storage are:

  • Downstream ownership links
  • Economies of scale
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Aircraft kilometres flown and Demand from fuel retailing in the Bulk Fuel Storage industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Bulk Fuel Storage Industry?

    Companies in the industry store large quantities of fuel and operate fuel import terminals. This fuel is not processed or transformed while it is in storage.

    Industry Products
  • Automotive diesel oil
  • Automotive gasoline
  • Aviation turbine fuel
  • LPG
  • Other fuel products
  • Industry Activities
  • fuel import terminals
  • Automotive diesel oil storage
  • Automotive petroleum storage
  • Aviation turbine fuel storage
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage
  • Other bulk fuel storage
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Aircraft kilometres flown
  • Demand from fuel retailing
  • Number of motor vehicles
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Industry structure
  • Regulation trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Demand growth and capacity expansions
  • Shifting demand drivers
  • Table: Bulk Fuel Storage Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bulk Fuel Storage Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Petroleum Product Wholesaling
  • Fuel Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Automotive diesel oil
  • Automotive gasoline
  • Aviation turbine fuel
  • LPG
  • Other fuel products
  • Chart: Bulk Fuel Storage Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Same firm's distribution network
  • Other large-scale wholesalers and retailers
  • Other wholesalers and retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bulk Fuel Storage Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bulk Fuel Storage

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bulk Fuel Storage Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    BP Australia Investments Pty Ltd, Caltex Australia Limited, Viva Energy Holding Pty Ltd, Puma Energy (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd,
  • Table: BP Australia Investments Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Caltex Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Viva Energy Holding Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Puma Energy (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bulk Fuel Storage Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Bulk Fuel Storage Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Fuel Import Terminal
  • A site where fuel is offloaded from freight ships to fuel storage containers, and is distributed to land vehicles or pipelines.
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (Lng)
  • Natural gas that has been converted to liquid for ease of transport.
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Lpg)
  • A flammable mixture of hydrocarbon gases used as a fuel in heating appliances and vehicles.
  • Megalitre
  • A metric unit equivalent to one million litres that is used to measure large amounts of liquid.
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