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NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Smart Gas Meters

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The market for natural gas meters is in the midst of a significant long-term transitional period, moving from the traditional manual-read devices to more intelligent ones with sophisticated capabilities. These smart gas meters are expected to create efficiencies for utilities and open the door to enhanced applications that can benefit both utilities and customers.

Healthy growth in worldwide shipments of these meters is expected through the end of this decade, but the pace of growth will differ by region. Shipments will rise quickly in some Western European countries because of regulatory mandates that call for system-wide replacements of older meters. In Asia Pacific, emerging economies will also see smart gas meter shipments increase, though not as quickly as in Europe. In North America, the adoption of smart gas metering will be more muted because advanced meters with basic one-way communications capability have already been deployed. Moreover, not enough strong drivers are in place for utilities in North America to build a business case for moving more quickly to the latest technology. Worldwide, annual shipments of standard, advanced, and smart gas meters and communications modules will increase sharply from 22 million worldwide in 2012 to 33 million in 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5%.

This Pike Research report examines the global market opportunity for smart gas meters, analyzing the drivers and inhibitors shaping the market, along with major technology issues. The report also provides market forecasts through 2020 for smart gas meter shipments and the associated revenue, broken down by meter type and by region. Key vendor profiles, analysis of new market players, and a guide for utilities to build a business case are included as well.

Key Questions Addressed:

How many advanced and smart gas meters will be deployed through 2020?

What is the size of the revenue opportunity for the smart gas meter market?

What technology issues are shaping this market?

Who are some of the key players in the smart gas meter market?

Which region will lead the way in terms of shipments of gas meters?

What are the market opportunities and challenges for smart gas meters?

What will be the consequences of introducing smart two-way communications modules to the gas meter market?

Who needs this report?

Natural gas meter vendors

Natural gas meter communication module vendors

Natural gas developers

Natural gas regulators and policymakers

AMI technology developers

Investor community

Table of Contents

1.1 Smart Gas Meters: A Growing But Diverse Market

1.1.1 Market Drivers

1.1.2 Market Inhibitors

1.2 Gas Meter Forecasts

2. Market Issues

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Making the Business Case for AMI

2.2.1 Priorities in Choosing an AMI Network

2.3 How Smart Gas Differs from Smart Electric

2.4 Defining Smart Gas Meters

2.5 Market Drivers for Smart Gas Meters

2.5.1 Customer Benefits as Drivers

2.5.2 Safety Issues

2.5.2.1 San Bruno and Its Aftermath

2.5.2.2 Allentown Lesson

2.5.2.3 Other Factors Leading to Incidents

2.5.3 Worldwide Natural Gas Consumption

2.6 Market Inhibitors for Smart Gas Meters

2.6.1 Natural Gas, the Commodity

2.6.1.1 Natural Gas Price

2.7 Regional Smart Gas Meter Trends

2.7.1 North America

2.7.2 Europe

2.7.3 Asia Pacific

2.7.4 Latin America

2.7.5 Middle East and Africa

3. Technology Issues

3.1 Introduction

3.2 AMI for Gas Not Same as for Electricity

3.3 Types of Gas Meters

3.3.1 Diaphragm

3.3.2 Rotary

3.3.3 Turbine

3.3.4 Orifice

3.3.5 Ultrasonic Flow

3.4 Modules

3.4.1 Itron ERTs

3.4.2 Aclara Modules

3.5 Batteries

3.5.1 Electronic Index

3.6 Remote Shutoff

3.7 Cathodic Protection

3.8 Leak Detection

3.9 Gas Quality

3.10 Network Topology Choice

3.11 Future Integration

4. Key Industry Players

4.1 Aclara (ESCO Technologies)

4.2 Alliant Energy

4.3 American Gas Association

4.4 Atmos Energy

4.5 Badger Meter

4.6 Diehl Metering Group

4.7 DTE Energy

4.8 Duke Energy

4.9 Elster (American Meter)

4.10 Iskraemeco

4.11 Itron

4.12 Landis+Gyr

4.13 Navetas Energy Management

4.14 Omron

4.15 On Ramp Wireless

4.16 San Diego Gas & Electric

4.17 Sensus

4.18 Southern California Gas (SoCalGas)

4.19 STMicroelectronics

4.20 Texas Instruments

5. Market Forecasts

5.1 Overview of the Global Smart Gas Meter Market

5.2 Regional Smart Gas Meter Market Forecasts

5.2.1 North America

5.2.2 Western Europe

5.2.3 Eastern Europe

5.2.4 Asia Pacific

5.2.5 Latin America

5.2.6 Middle East

5.2.7 Africa

5.3 Global Smart Gas Meter Market Forecast

6. Company Directory

7. Acronym and Abbreviation List

8. Table of Contents

9. Table of Charts and Figures

10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, North America: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, North America: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, Western Europe: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, Western Europe: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, Eastern Europe: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, Eastern Europe: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, Asia Pacific: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, Latin America: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, Middle East: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, Middle East: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, Africa: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, Africa: 2011-2020

• Standard Gas Meter vs. Advanced & Smart Meter Shipments, World Markets: 2011-2020

• Trends in Pipeline Incidents Involving Death or Injury, United States: 1991–2010

• Firefighters Battle Flames in San Bruno, California, After a Gas Pipeline Exploded on September 9, 2010

• Firefighters Inspect the Damage in Allentown, Pennsylvania, After a Gas Explosion on February 9, 2011

• Significant Distribution System Incidents by Cause, United States: 2008–2010

• Natural Gas Consumption, World Markets: 2008–2020

• Natural Gas Supply Growth, Conventional and Unconventional, World Markets: 2010–2035

• Historical Natural Gas Wellhead Price, United States: January 1976–July 2012

• Historical Residential Gas Price, United States: 1967–2011

• European Union Gross Natural Gas Consumption: 2010 and 2011*

• Typical Diaphragm Gas Meter

• Example of a Rotary Gas Meter

• Gas Meter Modules: Itron 100g (left), Aclara 3000 Series Attached to Meter (right)

• Electronic Index for a Diaphragm Gas Meter

• Gas Quality Sensor Developed by Omron and STMicroelectronics

• AMI Network Topologies for Smart Gas or Electric Meter Deployments

List of Tables

• Prioritizing AMI Network Considerations

• Gas Meter Installed Base by Region, World Markets: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter Installed Base by Type, World Markets: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, North America: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, North America: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, Western Europe: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, Western Europe: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, Eastern Europe: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, Eastern Europe: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, Asia Pacific: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, Latin America: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, Middle East: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, Middle East: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, Africa: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, Africa: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Shipments by Type, World Markets: 2011-2020

• Gas Meter and Module Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2011-2020

• Residential Gas Meter Average Selling Price by Region, World Markets: 2011-2020

• Standard Gas Meter vs. Advanced & Smart Meter Shipments, World Markets: 2011-2020

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