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Butanes Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis, And Forecasts 2010 - 2018

This report segments, estimates and forecasts the global market for butanes along with its regional demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and others. The report provides in-depth analysis for each application segment along with market estimates and forecast from 2010 to 2018 in terms of volumes and revenues. This report measures the market from supply and demand side and covers value chain analysis and porter's five forces analysis of butanes market. This report also analyzes the market attractiveness of various applications of butanes.

In order to provide our clients with the best competitive analysis, this report also covers the market share analysis along with the company profiles of leading companies operating in the butanes market, globally. Some of the companies profiled in this report Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Conoco Phillips, Chevron, Total, and British Petroleum among some others. The company profiles in the research report include company overview, financial overview, business strategies and recent developments for each of the companies mentioned above, which will help assess competition prevailing in the market.

We have used a combination of both primary and secondary research to estimate the market for each segment of the research study. Detailed secondary research was conducted for each application segment and region. The estimate and forecast analysis was further validated with C-level executives of major companies operating in the global butanes market through means of primary research.

This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance of butanes in a global scenario. The research provides in-depth analysis of butanes manufacturers, sales, and trend analysis by segments and demand by geography. The report covers all the major segments of the global butanes market and provides in-depth analysis, historical data and statistically refined forecast for the segments covered. It also describes the major potential and emerging applications for butanes. The study presents a comprehensive assessment of the stakeholder strategies, winning imperatives for them by segmenting the butanes market as below:

Butanes Market, by Application:

  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • Petrochemicals
  • Refinery
  • Other

Further the reports segments LPG market for butanes as:

  • LPG (Butanes) Market, by Application:
  • Residential/Commercial
  • Chemical/Petrochemical
  • Industrial
  • Auto fuel
  • Refinery
  • Other

The report provides a cross-sectional analysis of all the above segments with respect to the following geographical markets:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • MENA
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

The in-depth research and high level analysis will allow butanes manufacturers, lawmakers, large retailers and research and development agencies to make informed decisions about butanes manufacturing, designing marketing, growth strategies and thus gain competitive advantage.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER - 1: PREFACE

  • 1.1. REPORT DESCRIPTION
  • 1.2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

CHAPTER - 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER - 3: MARKET OVERVIEW

  • 3.1. INTRODUCTION
    • 3.1.1. SYNTHESIS OF BUTANE
      • 3.1.1.1. From gas processing plants
      • 3.1.1.2. From crude oil refining
    • 3.1.2. BUTANE VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
    • 3.1.3. MARKET DRIVERS
      • 3.1.3.1. Growth of global LPG market
      • 3.1.3.2. Rapid expansion of petrochemical capacity in the Middle East
    • 3.1.4. RESTRAINTS
      • 3.1.4.1. Volatility in raw material prices
      • 3.1.4.2. Regulatory Issues
      • 3.1.4.3. Shift towards using unconventional gases
    • 3.1.5. OPPORTUNITIES
      • 3.1.5.1. Growing demand for LPG in Asia Pacific
      • 3.1.5.2. Emergence of LPG as an auto fuel
    • 3.1.6. BUTANE PRICING ANALYSIS
      • 3.1.6.1. Free on board (FOB) price trend, 2009 - 2018
      • 3.1.6.2. Cost, insurance and freight (CFR) price trend, 2009 - 2018
    • 3.1.7. PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • 3.1.7.1. Bargaining power of suppliers
      • 3.1.7.2. Bargaining power of buyers
      • 3.1.7.3. Threat from new entrants
      • 3.1.7.4. Threat from substitutes
      • 3.1.7.5. Degree of competition
    • 3.1.8. GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET: COMPANY MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS
    • 3.1.9. GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET: MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS ANALYSIS

CHAPTER - 4: GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET, BY APPLICATION

  • 4.1. GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET: APPLICATION OVERVIEW
    • 4.1.1. GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET VOLUMES SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2011 - 2018 (MILLION TONS)
  • 4.2. GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET BY APPLICATION
    • 4.2.1. LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (LPG)
      • 4.2.1.1. Butanes demand for LPG market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million tons), (USD Billion)
      • 4.2.1.2. LPG (Butane) Market: Application Overview
        • 4.2.1.2.1. LPG (butane) market volumes share by application, 2011 - 2018
      • 4.2.1.3. Residential/Commercial
        • 4.2.1.3.1. LPG (butane) demand by residential/commercial market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million Tons), (USD Billion
      • 4.2.1.4. Chemical/Petrochemical
        • 4.2.1.4.1. LPG (butane) demand by chemical/petrochemical market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million Tons), (USD Billion
      • 4.2.1.5. Industrial
        • 4.2.1.5.1. LPG (butane) demand by industrial market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million Tons), (USD Billion
      • 4.2.1.6. Auto fuel
        • 4.2.1.6.1. LPG (butane) demand by auto fuel market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million Tons), (USD Billion
      • 4.2.1.7. Refineries
        • 4.2.1.7.1. LPG (butane) demand by refineries market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million Tons), (USD Billion
      • 4.2.1.8. Other
        • 4.2.1.8.1. LPG (butane) demand by other market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million Tons), (USD Billion)
    • 4.2.2. PETROCHEMICALS
      • 4.2.2.1. Butanes demand for petrochemicals market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million Tons), (USD Billion)
    • 4.2.3. REFINERIES
      • 4.2.3.1. Butanes demand for refineries market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million Tons), (USD Billion)
    • 4.2.4. OTHERS
      • 4.2.4.1. Butanes demand for other market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million Tons), (USD Billion)

CHAPTER - 5: GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS

  • 5.1. GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET: GEOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW
    • 5.1.1. GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET VOLUMES SHARE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 - 2018
  • 5.2. GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
    • 5.2.1. NORTH AMERICA
      • 5.2.1.1. North America Butanes market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million Tons), (USD Million)
    • 5.2.2. EUROPE
      • 5.2.2.1. European Butanes market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million Tons), (USD Million)
    • 5.2.3. ASIA PACIFIC
      • 5.2.3.1. Asia Pacific Butanes market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million Tons), (USD Million)
    • 5.2.4. MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (MENA)
      • 5.2.4.1. MENA Butanes market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million Tons), (USD Million)
    • 5.2.5. REST OF THE WORLD (ROW)
      • 5.2.5.1. RoW Butanes market estimates and forecast, 2010 - 2018 (Million Tons), (USD Million)

CHAPTER - 6: COMPANY PROFILES

  • 6.1. EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
    • 6.1.1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
    • 6.1.2. FINANCIAL OVERVIEW
    • 6.1.3. BUSINESS STRATEGIES
    • 6.1.4. SWOT ANALYSIS
    • 6.1.5. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  • 6.2. ROYAL DUTCH SHELL
    • 6.2.1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
    • 6.2.2. FINANCIAL OVERVIEW
    • 6.2.3. BUSINESS STRATEGIES
    • 6.2.4. SWOT ANALYIS
    • 6.2.5. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  • 6.3. CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORPORATION (SINOPEC)
    • 6.3.1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
    • 6.3.2. FINANCIAL OVERVIEW
    • 6.3.3. BUSINESS STRATEGIES
    • 6.3.4. SWOT ANALYSIS
    • 6.3.5. RECENT DEVELOPMENT
  • 6.4. BRITISH PETROLEUM PLC
    • 6.4.1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
    • 6.4.2. FINANCIAL OVERVIEW
    • 6.4.3. BUSINESS STRATEGIES
    • 6.4.4. SWOT ANALYSIS
    • 6.4.5. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  • 6.5. CHEVRON
    • 6.5.1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
    • 6.5.2. FINANCIAL OVERVIEW
    • 6.5.3. BUSINESS STRATEGIES
    • 6.5.4. SWOT ANALYSIS
    • 6.5.5. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  • 6.6. TOTAL S.A.
    • 6.6.1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
    • 6.6.2. FINANCIAL OVERVIEW
    • 6.6.3. BUSINESS STRATEGIES
    • 6.6.4. SWOT ANALYSIS
    • 6.6.5. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  • 6.7. CONOCOPHILLIPS
    • 6.7.1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
    • 6.7.2. FINANCIAL OVERVIEW
    • 6.7.3. BUSINESS STRATEGIES
    • 6.7.4. SWOT ANALYSIS
    • 6.7.5. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  • 6.8. CHINA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (CNPC)
    • 6.8.1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
    • 6.8.2. FINANCIAL OVERVIEW
    • 6.8.3. BUSINESS STRATEGIES
    • 6.8.4. SWOT ANALYSIS
    • 6.8.5. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

LIST OF FIGURES

  • FIG. 1: GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS) , (USD BILLION) 15
  • FIG. 2: BUTANE VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 19
  • FIG. 3: GLOBAL LPG DEMAND, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS) 21
  • FIG. 4: ETHYLENE CAPACITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST, 2010 - 2015 (MILLION TONS) 22
  • FIG. 5: GLOBAL CRUDE OIL PRICES TRENDS ESTIMATE AND FORECAST, 2009 - 2018 (USD/BARREL) 24
  • FIG. 6: GLOBAL COAL BED METHANE MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010-2018, (BCF) 26
  • FIG. 7: DEMAND FOR LPG IN ASIA PACIFIC, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS) 27
  • FIG. 8: GLOBAL AUTOGAS VEHICLES DEMAND, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION UNITS) 28
  • FIG. 9: GLOBAL BUTANE FOB PRICE TRENDS AND FORECAST, 2009 - 2018 (USD/TON) 29
  • FIG. 10: GLOBAL BUTANE CFR PRICE TRENDS AND FORECAST, 2009 - 2018 (USD/TON) 30
  • FIG. 11: PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 31
  • FIG. 12: GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET: COMPANY MARKET SHARE, 2011 34
  • FIG. 13: GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET: MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS ANALYSIS 37
  • FIG. 14: GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET VOLUMES SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2011 - 2018 39
  • FIG. 15: BUTANES DEMAND FOR LPG MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD BILLION) 41
  • FIG. 16: LPG (BUTANE) MARKET VOLUMES SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2011 - 2018 42
  • FIG. 17: LPG (BUTANE) DEMAND BY RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD BILLION) 44
  • FIG. 18: LPG (BUTANE) DEMAND BY CHEMICAL/PETROCHEMICAL MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD BILLION) 45
  • FIG. 19: LPG (BUTANE) DEMAND BY INDUSTRIAL MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD BILLION) 46
  • FIG. 20: LPG (BUTANE) DEMAND BY AUTO FUEL MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD BILLION) 47
  • FIG. 21: LPG (BUTANE) DEMAND BY REFINERIES MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD BILLION) 48
  • FIG. 22: LPG (BUTANE) DEMAND BY OTHER MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD BILLION) 49
  • FIG. 23: BUTANES DEMAND FOR PETROCHEMICALS MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD BILLION) 50
  • FIG. 24: BUTANES DEMAND FOR REFINERIES MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD BILLION) 51
  • FIG. 25: BUTANES DEMAND FOR OTHER MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD BILLION) 52
  • FIG. 26: GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET VOLUMES SHARE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 - 2018 53
  • FIG. 27: NORTH AMERICA BUTANES MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD MILLION) 54
  • FIG. 28: EUROPEAN BUTANES MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD MILLION) 55
  • FIG. 29: ASIA PACIFIC BUTANES MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD MILLION) 56
  • FIG. 30: MENA BUTANES MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD MILLION) 57
  • FIG. 31: ROW BUTANES MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECAST, 2010 - 2018 (MILLION TONS), (USD MILLION) 59
  • FIG. 32: EXXON MOBIL SALES REVENUE, 2007 - 2011 (USD BILLION) 62
  • FIG. 33: EXXON MOBILSWOT ANALYSIS 63
  • FIG. 34: ROYAL DUTCH SHELL SALES REVENUE, 2007 - 2011 (USD BILLION) 65
  • FIG. 35: ROYAL DUTCH SHELL SWOT ANALYSIS 67
  • FIG. 36: SINOPEC SALES REVENUE, 2007 - 2011 (USD BILLION) 69
  • FIG. 37: SINOPEC SWOT ANALYSIS 71
  • FIG. 38: BRITISH PETROLEUM SALES REVENUE, 2007 - 2011 (USD BILLION) 73
  • FIG. 39: BRITISH PETROLEUM SWOT ANALYSIS 74
  • FIG. 40: CHEVRON SALES REVENUE, 2009 - 2011 (USD BILLION) 76
  • FIG. 41: CHEVRON SWOT ANALYSIS 78
  • FIG. 42: TOTAL SALES REVENUE, 2009 - 2011 (USD BILLION) 80
  • FIG. 43: TOTAL S.A. SWOT ANALYSIS 81
  • FIG. 44: CONOCOPHILLIPS SALES REVENUE, 2009 - 2011 (USD BILLION) 83
  • FIG. 45: CONOCOPHILLIPS SWOT ANALYSIS 84
  • FIG. 46: CNPC SALES REVENUE, 2009 - 2011 (USD BILLION) 86
  • FIG. 47: CNPC SWOT ANALYSIS 87

LIST OF TABLES

  • TABLE 1: GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET: SNAPSHOT
  • TABLE 2: MAJOR APPLICATIONS OF BUTANE
  • TABLE 3: DRIVERS OF THE GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET: IMPACT ANALYSIS
  • TABLE 4: RESTRAINTS FOR THE GLOBAL BUTANES MARKET: IMPACT ANALYSIS
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