Increase in oil production, growth in need for efficient hub functions, and import type facilities are the major drivers for global oil storage market.
According to a new report published by Research Beam, titled, Oil Storage Market by Type, Material, and Product Design: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023, the global oil storage market was valued at $12,865 million in 2016, and is estimated to reach at $17,217 million by 2023, registering a CAGR of 4.2% from 2017 to 2023. In 2016, the floating roof segment accounted for more than half share of the total market.
Oil storage refers to the mechanism used for safely storing various petroleum products. These products are majorly oil-based products, which are produced by distillation and are used outside the refining industry.
Growth in global oil production encouraged the suppliers to develop storage infrastructure and inventory for oil storage. Oil storage includes large tanks, sea tankers, and underground & above ground storage facilities.
Petroleum products are valuable commodities, which are used for various applications. These can be stored in salt mines, oil tankers, and tanks.
Further, increase in oil production has encouraged suppliers to improve their inventories and infrastructure to store large quantities of crude oil.
Initiatives such as strategic petroleum reserve for stockpiling large volumes of oil have enabled the government of the developed and the developing countries to protect the supply from price hike and stock out incident. However, decline in exploration & production activities and decrease in production investment are expected to hamper the market growth.
The crude oil segment dominated the market in 2016, and is expected to continue this trend during the forecast period. Crude oil is naturally occurring liquid form of petroleum, which is refined into other oil products such as petrol, paraffin, and diesel oil.
It is stored in different type of storage tanks such as atmospheric storage tanks, open top tanks, and fixed roof storage tanks.
In 2016, carbon steel was the prominent material segment, which is a type of steel containing low concentration of carbon. It is used in designing oil storage tanks owing to its cost-effectiveness as compared to stainless steel.
The floating roof segment dominated the global market in 2016, in terms of both value and volume. These types of tanks are ideal for storing petroleum products, particularly crude oil.
Key Findings of Oil Storage Market
- In 2016, LAMEA dominated the global market with half share in the overall market.
- The naphtha segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR of 6.2% from 2017 to 2023.
- The fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period.
- The crude oil segment led in in 2016, and accounted for more than half share in total market.
- Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period.
In 2016, LAMEA dominated the global market, owing to the presence of large oil reserves and major export destinations such as Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and UAE. In addition, introduction to newer refineries enables the rapid growth in demand for oil products.
North America was the second leading segment and is expected to register a CAGR if 4.5% from 2017 to 2023.
The key companies profiled in the report include ZCL Composites, Belco Manufacturing Company, Containment Solutions, Sunoco Logistics, Oiltanking GmbH, Columbian Steel Tank, Poly Processing, Synalloy Corporation, L.F. Manufacturing, and Red Ewald, Inc.
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