ICIS releases the World Energy and Refining Annual Study 2015

12 November 2015


LONDON, ICIS - ICIS, a trusted source of global petrochemical market intelligence, has launched the 2015 version of the World Energy and Refining Annual Study.

Recent developments such as the sharp drop in crude prices have shaken the energy industry and downstream markets. The resulting short-term and structural changes have created uncertainty among energy and petrochemical players. Amid rapidly evolving supply, demand and price trends, as well as the shifting energy mix, it is crucial to have a clear understanding of the industry and its direction.

The World Energy and Refining Annual Study offers a thorough review of developments in global energy, including natural gas, oil and non-fossil fuels, along with refining markets. Backed by data from the ICIS Supply and Demand Database, it offers extensive analysis of the industry and reliable forecasts for the next decade, to help you develop robust strategies and conduct effective scenario planning for the future.

‘It’s been an eventful year for global energy markets, with developments such as China’s slowdown and the crude oil crash causing havoc for industry players worldwide. As uncertainty about the short- and long-term impact of these events prevails, the World Energy and Refining Annual Study is an essential resource, designed to give you clarity on the outlook for key regions, commodities, and downstream markets,’ said Stefano Zehnder, Senior Consultant Global Refining & Petrochemical Feedstocks, ICIS Consulting.

The new World Energy and Refining Annual Study from ICIS includes historical and forecast data from 2005 to 2030, alongside in-depth analysis of the key energy, oil and refining products traded globally, including the naphtha balances – the most important feedstock for the petrochemical industry. The study includes:

  • Current, historical and forecast data (2005-2030)
  • Regional surpluses and deficits for the important refining streams
  • NGLs and shale gas positons as they change between 2005 and 2030
  • Inter-regional trade and balances for major oil products including naphtha
  • Energy requirement forecasts, broken down by fuel source and region (up to 2030)
  • Analysis of the impact of energy developments on downstream markets
  • Global price scenarios for crude oil, naphtha and other key oil products

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World Energy and Refining Outlook 2015-2030

World Energy and Refining Outlook.

The sharp decline in crude oil prices, the US shale gas boom, and Asia’s economic slowdown are all having a significant impact on short-term trends in energy and refining.

ICIS has produced a free whitepaper analysing the outlook for key products and region, to help you understand market shifts and identify opportunities.

  • Have recent major developments changed structural trends, or are the effects temporary?
  • How will the global energy mix evolve over the next 15 years?
  • Will overcapacity and overinvestment continue to characterise the refining industry?
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This is the data behind the World Energy and Refining Industry Study. This online database covers over 12,000 refinery units with details on capacity, site location, ownerships, process route, technology and downstream integration.

Data includes historical and forecast data on energy requirements and oil demand until 2030, refining and NGL operation, capacity and output as well as refinery feedstock demand.

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