US refinery chemical demand will rise five percent annually through 2014, driven by the use of new, higher-value products which offer enhanced performance. Merchant hydrogen will remain the largest product type and grow the fastest. Petroleum treatment and conversion will remain the largest and fastest growing applications.
This study analyzes the $5.5 billion US refinery chemical industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by application (e.g., petroleum treatment, conversion, water treatment) and product (e.g., merchant hydrogen, catalysts, corrosion inhibitors, pH adjusters, solvents).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 24 industry players, including Air Products and Chemicals, Praxair and Air Liquide.