The oil refinery catalyst market is currently undergoing a period of significant change as demand in the more established refining markets of Europe and North America is fairly stagnant, while high levels of economic growth in emerging markets in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and South America are leading to increases in refining capacities and a subsequent growth in demand for refinery catalysts. Visiongain has determined that the value of the global oil refinery catalyst market in 2012 will reach $3.71bn.
The refinery catalyst market will be aided by more stringent regulations regarding vehicle emissions being introduced throughout the world, particularly pertaining to the level of sulfur in gasoline and diesel. Many refiners will be forced to increase their investments in hydroprocessing catalysts in order to meet these more severe regulations. There will also be a mounting shift from the production of light, sweet crude oil to heavier, higher sulfur content (sour) crude oil, again requiring larger quantities and higher-specification petroleum catalysts.
The report contains 225 tables, charts and graphs that add visual analysis in order to explain developing trends within the oil refinery catalyst market. Visiongain provides forecasts for the period 2012-2022 in terms of capital expenditure (US$) on the global oil refinery catalyst market. In addition, the report includes forecasts and analysis for 7 regional markets, 14 national markets and 5 submarkets over the period 2012-2022. The report also provides profiles of 36 leading companies operating within the market, and includes an exclusive interview with an expert from a principal company in the oil refinery catalyst market, providing key insight alongside visiongain's analysis.
Chapter 1 is the executive summary.
Chapter 2 is an introduction to the market, which explains the various uses for catalysts in the oil refinery industry throughout the world.
Chapter 3 gives a global overview of the oil refinery catalyst market including global sales forecasts. The chapter also assesses the specific drivers and restraints to the market over the next decade.
Chapter 4 analyses the five submarkets within the oil refinery catalyst market: fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts, hydrotreating catalysts, reforming catalysts, hydrocracking catalysts, and others (alkylation, isomerisation, Fischer-Tropsch and biofuel catalysts). Ten year forecasts are included for each submarket.
Chapter 5 breaks the market down into 7 regional markets: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, North America, Russia and Central Asia, and South and Central America. Detailed market forecasting and analysis is provided for each region, while the largest national oil refinery catalyst markets are also analysed and forecast from 2012-2022.
Chapter 6 compares and analyses the 14 leading national oil refinery catalyst markets over the next ten years, with compound annual growth rates shown for each and comparisons drawn.
Chapter 7 provides an extensive SWOT analysis, discussing the main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the market over the coming decade.
Chapter 8 features an original interview with Dan Torchia of Chevron Lummus Global, who provides expert insight into the oil refinery catalyst market.
Chapter 9 lays out profiles of 36 of the leading companies within the oil refinery catalyst market.
Chapter 10 is a summary of the report, outlining the main conclusions of the analysis.
Chapter 11 is a glossary of acronyms used in the report.