This report forecasts US demand for hydrogen in cubic meters and US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2018. Total demand in cubic meters is segmented by market as follows: hydrocracking, hydrotreating, other petroleum refining, chemical manufacturing, and other markets. Total demand in cubic meters is also segmented by source in terms of captive production and merchant sales.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand in cubic meters is provided in an annual series from 2003 to 2013; total demand in US dollars and the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2008 and 2013. An Industry Overview section defines markets and sources, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on hydrogen energy, environmental and regulatory issues, and global demand.
A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each market and source segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.