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Petroleum Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Petroleum is sold as fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas. Demand for petroleum is driven by auto and truck use, as well as home heating.

The top two countries that consume the most petroleum are China and Japan; together they account for 20% of total global usage.

The U.S. fuel oil and LP gas dealers had total annual revenue of about $770 billion in 2013, from about 5,400 companies. Fuel oil and LP gas sales were about 40% of sales, while automotive fuels were about 10%.

Products include: gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil, propane, jet fuel, kerosene, and lubricants.’s collection of market research studies on petroleum sales in the consumer goods and retailing industry will help you stay competitive and grow in this healthy market. We offer a full array of studies on subjects ranging from fuel and gas to specific segments of the market for petroleum use, including home heating, automobile use and sales, and petroleum distributors. Also available is a full library of country-specific studies for petroleum usage.

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Petroleum Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Latin America Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... accelerate in 2018 as private investors venture deeper into the region'soffshore and unconventional resources. NOC dominance will remain intact for the foreseeable future, benefiting oil and gasproduction at the expense of midstream and refining projects. Read More

  • Nigeria Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... project pipeline offers little upside to the outlook. Improved fiscal and regulatory terms could change thisif put through. The refining sector is due to be transformed with the start-up of the Dangote facility in 2020. Read More

  • Algeria Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... BMI View: Algeria's status as a major hydrocarbons exporter will face mounting pressure over the coming decade as maturingfields, insufficient investment in exploration activities and continuously increasing domestic oil and gas demand weighs on exportvolumes. Read More

  • Chile Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... by limited prospects and a heavyreliance on energy imports. The Magallanes region will remain the focal point of hydrocarbon exploration and production activities,though achieving significant progress will be challenged by spending pullbacks among upstream firms. Read More

  • Papua New Guinea Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... existing PNG LNG project will more than double PNG's total export capacity to 16.0mtpa in the latter half ofour 10-year forecast period, based off additional gas from the P'nyang and Elk-Antelope gas and condensate fields. Read More

  • Norway Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... majority of our 10-year forecast period to 2027,as new projects come online and investor interest in upstream exploration remains robust. As such, Norway will maintain its role asan important hydrocarbon exporter over the coming decade. Read More

  • Hungary Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... economic growth, rising power generation and increasingvehicle fleet will support gradual increases in domestic demand for natural gas and refined products, but decelerating economicgrowth and political risks pose a notable downside risk to our projections. Read More

  • Germany Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... of normal seasonal demand dynamics as well asthe continued interplay between coal for use in the power generation sector. In contrast, fuels consumption growth will fade asefficiencies, alternative technologies and changing policy direction erodes demand. Read More

  • Asia Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... both natural gas production and consumption. Gas demandgrowth will be increasingly led by Asia’s emerging markets, many of which will start importing LNG for the first time within the nextfive years, capitalising on lower prices ... Read More

  • Sub-Saharan Africa Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... medium term oil production outlook is challenged, as the existing projects pipeline rolls off and new investment takestime to take effect. Prospects in the gas sector are brighter, with export-led projects continuing to make progress. Read More

  • Oil & Gas Well Drilling

    ... Oceanics, Helmerich & Payne, Nabors Industries, Patterson-UTI Drilling, and Transocean (all based in the US), as well as Ensco plc (UK) and Ensign Energy Services (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by oil and gas ... Read More

  • Gabon Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... fiscal and licensing terms could see companies more willing to invest in Gabon's costly butprospective deepwater pre-salt exploration scene. Gabon's future oil production outlook clearly depends on increased explorationand the development of its deepwater potential. Read More

  • Bahrain Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... for the country willbe the refining capacity expansion at the kingdom's centrepiece Sitra refinery. An LNG import facility planned for 2019 will alsoenable a continuation of the strong gas consumption growth over the coming years. Read More

  • Argentina Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... O&G sector recover from years of underperformance. The core Neuquén shale province will continue in its growthtrajectory, while more peripheral shale formations will take longer to grow amid increased austerity on the part of developers. Read More

  • Oman Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... offers international oil and gas companieslucrative opportunities in the country's upstream sector. Large infrastructure projects including a new refinery and midstreamconnections will markedly strengthen Oman's standing in the downstream sector over the next few years. Read More

  • Singapore Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... particularly for middle distillates, will provide some respite. Growingnatural gas consumption, alongside the implementation of stricter environmental policies, across the region is positive forSingapore's recently expanded LNG sector, due to its potential to create more ... Read More

  • Australia Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... terminals in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. LNG growth down theline will be increasingly driven by brownfield expansion works at these projects, as high cost, regulatory barriers andgrowing international competition erode the appetite for ... Read More

  • Cote d'Ivoire Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... production is rising slowly, it will be insufficient to meet rising demand. We have decidedto include the LNG import option for gas-to-power projects from 2018 onwards, noting downside risks to gas consumption shouldthe project not ... Read More

  • Egypt Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... its gas production over 2018, largely reducing the requirement ofLNG imports. Policy slippage with subsidy reform and payment of debt owed to oil and gas companies pose the largest risk topositive sector momentum in Egypt. Read More

  • India Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... exploration blocks up for auction in 2018. However, foreign participation will likely remainmuted over the coming years, as the global sector continues its slow recovery from the collapse in oil prices. Commitment to majorgas projects ... Read More

  • Belgium Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... Natural gasconsumption will be weak due growing nuclear and renewable generation in the power sector. Meanwhile, the refining sector willperform well as efficiency improvements and low oil prices increase the competitiveness of its downstream facilities. Read More

  • Slovenia Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... to be covered by imports. Imports will play a crucial role with regards to refined productsas Slovenia has no oil reserves nor domestic refining capacity. The demand of both refined products and gas is set ... Read More

  • Ukraine Oil & Gas Q3 2018

    ... support to gas output as willefforts to streamline upstream regulation through the passing of new oil and gas law. However, weakness in the economic andsecurity environments will continue to pose risks to the upstream sector. Read More

  • Global Process Oil Market Forecast 2018-2026

    ... 3.63% in terms of revenue generation and a CAGR of 3.61% in terms of demand, by the end of the forecast period of 2018-2026. The process oil market is also expected to enjoy increased popularity ... Read More

  • Fuel Oil & LP Gas Dealers

    ... Partners, all based in the US, as well as Japan's Mitsui & Co, Ultrapar Participações of Brazil, and Dutch firm SHV Holdings. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural heating needs drive demand. The profitability ... Read More

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