Targa SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT analysis of Targa analyses the brand/company with its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats. In Targa SWOT Analysis, the strengths and weaknesses are the internal factors whereas opportunities and threats are the external factors.

SWOT Analysis is a proven management framework which enables a brand like Targa to benchmark its business & performance as compared to the competitors and industry. Targa is one of the leading brands in the energy & power sector. The table below also lists the top Targa competitors and elaborates Targa market segmentation, target group, positioning & Unique Selling Proposition (USP).

Targa SWOT, Competitors, Marketing STP & Brand analysis Table


Parent Company

Targa Resources Partners LP


Midstream natural gas services


Energy & Power


Modified solution for every client



Upstream and downstream natural gas companies

Target Group

Upstream natural gas companies


Differentiation strategy for each and every client

SWOT Analysis


1. It offers a broad product and services offering like gathering, compressing, treating, processing and selling natural gas

2. It leads in fractionation and is one of the biggest fractionators of NGLs in the Gulf Coast 
3. It has access to multiple producing basins, the Fort Worth Basin, The Permian Basin and Barnett Shale
4. Strategically located assets in major shale plays and crude oil resource plays

5. Its assets are located in active and growth oriented crude oil and natural gas producing areas

6. It employs differentiation strategy to focus on each and every client and make sure it offers the clients modified solutions, whether technological or marketing


1. It depends on third-party for pipelines, storage, and other facilities for midstream operations, to and from the gathering and processing facilities
2. The company is highly leveraged due to which cash flows go into paying off principle and interest on debt 
3. Its level of indebtedness has also limited its flexibility in reacting for and planning to changes in its business.


1. Due to growing demand for liquid fuels in the US, Targa is expected to do well grow and do well in this sector
2. It has been slowly growing organically with big and small growth projects, it has invested $2.6 billion since 2007
3. Targa has made several strategic acquisitions and entered into various joint ventures to increase the scale of its business


1. There is an intense competition to acquire new sources of gas supplies due to increasing demand
2. With its operations mainly in warmer region, the demand for energy fluctuates and it might have to incur additional cost in maintaining its inventory 
3. The industry has inherent risks associated with its operations and Targa is subject to these risks in gathering, compressing, treating,

processing and selling natural gas



1. BP Plc
2. Atlas Gas Pipeline Company
3. Gulf South Pipeline Company

The brandguide table above concludes the Targa SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.

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