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World Fuel Additives

Global demand to value $59.4 billion in 2016
Worldwide demand for fuel additives is expected to increase 4.7 percent per year to 26.5 billion kilograms in 2016, with demand in value terms advancing 8.0 percent per year to $59.4 billion over the same period. Oxygenates, which dominate the market, will continue to account for more than 94 percent of demand in volume terms through 2021. Growth in total fuel additive demand will be buoyed by very rapid increases in the consumption of petroleum fuels in China and other developing nations, and by changing technology and regulatory environments that result in higher additization rates.

Oxygenates such as methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE) dominate world fuel additive consumption, despite efforts over the 2001-2011 period by the United States, Canada, and other countries to eliminate their usage due to concerns about ground water contaminations and possible negative health impacts. Going forward, gains will be strong as developing economies add MTBE at higher rates to their gasoline blends, while European Union member countries turn to ETBE (which can be derived from bioethanol) as a means of increasing the renewable content of their gasoline fuels without affecting the existing fuel transport infrastructure.

In addition to strong growth in fuel consumption in China and other developing countries, higher additization rates will drive increases in specialty fuel additive demand. As the motor vehicle industry globalizes and developing economies modernize their motor vehicle fleets, more efficient and powerful engines will become more common, requiring the availability of higher-quality fuels. Governments will respond to changing technology and public pressure regarding pollution and fuel consumption by enacting stricter standards to guarantee fuel quality, reduce emissions, and reduce petroleum fuel consumption through expanded biofuel use.

Deposit control agents to represent largest gains
The largest gains among specialty additives are expected to be in deposit control agents such as detergents. The most rapid gains, however, will be seen in cold flow improvers, promoted by increasing biodiesel blending and declining levels of sulfur in diesel fuels, as air pollution concerns lead to the phase-in of lower sulfur diesels in developing regions.

Other specialty additives will also be impacted by expanding biodiesel and ethanol consumption. Demand for antioxidants and corrosion inhibitors will particularly benefit, with antioxidants also receiving a boost from increased standards for fuel quality. Biodiesel will have a limiting effect on fuel additive demand, however, by restraining growth in cetane improvers and lubricity improvers.

Gasoline fastest growing end use for fuel additives
Among the three major applications for fuel additives (gasoline, distillate fuels, and other refined petroleum products), gasoline is expected to be the fastestgrowing end use for fuel additives, with gains particularly buoyed by strong demand for oxygenates. Distillate fuels represent the largest end use for specialty additives, and demand for distillate additives has been especially impacted by a shift from gasoline to diesel vehicles in several regions, in addition to changing fuel blends with lower sulfur content and higher levels of biodiesel. Other petroleum fuels, such as jet fuel and marine fuel, require much lower volumes of additives, so this application is expected to remain the smallest.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND (million kilograms)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)
    • World Demographic Overview
      • Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
      • Personal Income Trends
        • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (2010 dollars)
    • World Motor Vehicles in Use
      • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PARK BY REGION (million vehicles)
    • Motor Vehicle Technology
      • Gasoline Engines
      • Diesel Engines
      • Hybrids & Electric Vehicles
  • FUEL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
    • General
    • World Refined Petroleum Consumption Outlook
      • Table WORLD REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
      • Gasoline
        • Table WORLD GASOLINE DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
      • Distillate Fuels
        • Table WORLD DISTILLATE FUEL DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
      • Other Refined Petroleum Products
        • Table WORLD OTHER REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)
    • Alternative Fuels & Energy Sources
      • Ethanol
      • Biodiesel
      • Natural Gas
      • Liquefied Petroleum Gas
      • Electricity
      • Other Energy Sources
    • Commodity Fuel Additive Outlook
      • Ethanol
      • Biodiesel
    • Environmental & Regulatory Trends
      • United States
      • European Union
      • China, India, & Russia
      • Other
  • FUEL ADDITIVE OVERVIEW
    • General
      • Table WORLD FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION (million kilograms)
    • Oxygenate Demand by Type
      • Table WORLD OXYGENATE DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION (million kilograms)
    • Specialty Fuel Additive Demand by Type
      • Table WORLD SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION (million kilograms)
      • Deposit Control Additives
        • Table WORLD DEPOSIT CONTROL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY REGION (million kilograms)
      • Cetane Improvers
        • Table WORLD CETANE IMPROVER DEMAND BY REGION (million kilograms)
      • Lubricity Improvers
        • Table WORLD LUBRICITY IMPROVER DEMAND BY REGION (million kilograms)
      • Cold Flow Improvers
        • Table WORLD COLD FLOW IMPROVER DEMAND BY REGION (million kilograms)
      • Corrosion Inhibitors
        • Table WORLD CORROSION INHIBITOR DEMAND BY REGION (million kilograms)
      • Antioxidants
        • Table WORLD ANTIOXIDANT DEMAND BY REGION (million kilograms)
      • Other Specialty Fuel Additives
        • Table WORLD OTHER SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY REGION (million kilograms)
    • Fuel Additive Demand by Application
      • Table WORLD FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Gasoline Additives
        • Table WORLD GASOLINE OXYGENATE DEMAND BY REGION (million kilograms)
        • Table WORLD GASOLINE FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION (million kilograms)
      • Distillate Fuel Additives
        • Table WORLD DISTILLATE FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION (million kilograms)
      • Other Specialty Fuel Additives
        • Table WORLD SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND IN OTHER FUELS BY TYPE & REGION (million kilograms)
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Fuel Additive Demand by Application
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
    • North America: Specialty Fuel Additive Demand by Type
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • United States
      • Table UNITED STATES: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table UNITED STATES: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • Canada
      • Table CANADA: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table CANADA: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • Mexico
      • Table MEXICO: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table MEXICO: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Fuel Additive Demand by Application
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
    • Western Europe: Specialty Fuel Additive Demand by Type
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • France
      • Table FRANCE: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table FRANCE: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • Germany
      • Table GERMANY: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table GERMANY: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • Italy
      • Table ITALY: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table ITALY: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • Spain
      • Table SPAIN: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table SPAIN: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • United Kingdom
      • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table UNITED KINGDOM: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • Other Western Europe
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Fuel Additive Demand by Application
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
    • Asia/Pacific: Specialty Fuel Additive Demand by Type
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • Australia
      • Table AUSTRALIA: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table AUSTRALIA: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • China
      • Table CHINA: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table CHINA: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • India
      • Table INDIA: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table INDIA: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • Indonesia
      • Table INDONESIA: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table INDONESIA: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • Japan
      • Table JAPAN: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table JAPAN: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • South Korea
      • Table SOUTH KOREA: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table SOUTH KOREA: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
      • Central & South America: Fuel Additive Demand by Application
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Central & South America: Specialty Fuel Additive Demand by Type
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
        • Table BRAZIL: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
      • Venezuela
        • Table VENEZUELA: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
        • Table VENEZUELA: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
      • Eastern Europe: Fuel Additive Demand by Application
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Eastern Europe: Specialty Fuel Additive Demand by Type
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
        • Table RUSSIA: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Africa/Mideast: Fuel Additive Demand by Application
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
      • Africa/Mideast: Specialty Fuel Additive Demand by Type
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
      • Iran
        • Table IRAN: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
        • Table IRAN: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
      • Saudi Arabia
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million kilograms)
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SPECIALTY FUEL ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE (million kilograms)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD FUEL ADDITIVE SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
      • Oxygenate Market Share
      • Specialty Fuel Additive Market Share
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Merger & Acquisition Activity
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Albemarle Corporation
      • Armored AutoGroup Incorporated
      • Ashland Incorporated
      • Atlantic Methanol Production Company LLC
      • Baker Hughes Incorporated
      • BASF SE
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • BioMethanol Chemie Nederland BV
      • Champion Technologies Incorporated
      • Chemtura Corporation
      • Chevron Corporation
      • China National Petroleum Corporation
      • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
      • Clariant International Limited
      • Croda International plc
      • Deepak Nitrite Limited
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Eastman Chemical Company
      • Ecolab Incorporated
      • Evonik Industries AG
      • Exxon Mobil Corporation
      • Groupe SNPE
      • Huntsman Corporation
      • ICC Industries Incorporated
      • Illinois Tool Works Incorporated
      • Innospec Incorporated
      • LyondellBasell Industries NV
      • Methanex Corporation
      • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Incorporated
      • National Iranian Petrochemical Company
      • NewMarket Corporation
      • Parker-Hannifin Corporation
      • Pennar Group of Companies
      • Petroliam Nasional Berhad
      • Phillips 66
      • Qatar Fuel Additives Company Limited
      • Repsol YPF SA
      • Royal Dutch Shell plc
      • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
      • Société Anonyme d'Explosifs et de Produits Chimiques SA
      • Statoil ASA
      • Stepan Company
      • Total SA
      • TPC Group Incorporated
    • Additional Companies Mentioned in Study

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