Gas Industry

The Gas Supply Industry delivers natural gas via transmission and distribution pipelines, and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) via cylinders, to a variety of domestic and manufacturing customers.

When natural gas is chilled to minus 160 degrees it forms Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) which can also be carried in tankers or cylinders.

What does this industry cover?

Natural gas is one of cleanest of energy sources and emissions can be lowered even more by injection of hydrogen gas into the current systems without any major modifications. The harvesting of renewable biogas from wastewater and or landfill will also impact the lowering of emissions.

Latest technologies include using drones to detect leaks in pipelines and new modular valves installed in infrastructure will enable improvements in efficiencies for suppliers.

Job hunting information

You may work in one of the four sectors that this industry covers which are: LPG bottling and storage, retail, buying and selling gas, transportation of gas from production facilities to the distribution network, or as a distributor that run the networks to deliver gas to the end user.

Employers are looking for workers that can diagnose and analyse Big Data, can operate remotely, and have health and safety and planning skills.

Information for further research

Industry information is published by peak level associations, government and major employers.  Accessing industry association sites, including member lists, is a good way of building up an understanding of an industry.  Visiting employer websites and looking for careers or employment menus helps identify how employers recruit and the skills they are recruiting.

Employment and wage data for this industry

Apprenticeships Employment Size

This is a small industry for Australian Apprenticeship commencements. In the year to September 2022, commencements were: 23

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 11/4/2023. AATIS analysis.

Commencements Change

Commencements in the year to September 2022 in this industry have decreased, compared with the previous year.

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 11/4/2023. AATIS analysis.

Apprentice Employment Outcomes

For Australian Apprentice graduates from this industry, employment outcomes are high.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2020, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Employment Size

This is a medium sized industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: National Skills Commission, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Industry Employment Change

In the next 5 years, change in employment in this industry is predicted to increase.

Source: National Skills Commission, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

The average wage of all employees in this industry is medium to high.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2022. AATIS analysis.

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