US industrial gas demand will grow 3.6 percent annually through 2010. Best opportunities will remain in the key petroleum and natural gas market while faster growth will occur in smaller volume uses such as electronics and healthcare. Hydrogen will continue as the most valuable market while argon will be the fastest growing gas.
This study analyzes the $8.4 billion US industrial gas industry. It presents historical demand data 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by type (e.g., nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, argon, helium, acetylene); delivery method and market (e.g., petroleum and natural gas, metal processing, chemical processing, electronics, food and beverage processing, medical/healthcare).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 7 major players including Praxair, Air Products and Chemicals, Air Liquide, and Linde Group.