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Oil Storage Terminal Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Strategic Reserve and Commercial Reserve), By Tank Type (Fixed Roof, Floating Roof, Bullet Tank, and Spherical Tank), By Product (Diesel, Petrol, Aviation Fuel, Crude Oil, Kerosene, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2022-2029

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The oil storage terminal market size was USD 31.14 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 42.13 billion by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period. Growing urbanization and increasing demand for energy worldwide to boost the growth of oil storage terminal market globally.

Oil storage terminals are the most basic pieces of the oil and gas production network across the globe. These terminals are the core of the oil and gas trading between nations. The countries significantly relied on their oil imports, and countries delivering oil in excess amounts all have the presence of these terminals. The storage of raw petroleum and its product is done for commercial and strategic reserve purposes. There are various kinds of storage tanks that are utilized for putting away raw petroleum. A drifting rooftop storage tanks and fixed rooftop storage tanks are the sorts that are significantly being utilized.

The global impact of COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented and staggering, with oil storage terminals experiencing higher-than-anticipated demand across all regions compared to pre-pandemic levels. Based on our market analysis, the global market had exhibited a rise of 6.98% in 2020 as compared to 2019. In 2021, the global oil storage terminal market was valued USD 30.15 billion.


Fluctuating Prices of International Crude Oil alongside Supply and Demand Trends amid COVID-19 Pandemic May Alter Market Growth

The COVID-19 pandemic has intensely affected the worldwide oil and gas industry, which has prompted a lack of storage limits. The oil producing countries and significant exporters are the most severely impacted by the blockade of the oil and gas inventory network. The present circumstance has constrained considerable oil and gas organizations to change their consumption for the current year. Projected speculations have declined, and subsequently, the storage terminal market development is projected to have a slow recovery rate in the next few years.

The reduction in demand for oil and oil items has ended the creation processes at offshore and onshore areas. Hence, the oil storage tank terminal construction and upgradation projects are further driven by the global oil & gas industry's slowdown. This variable will undoubtedly affect the yearly interests in the market development for a predetermined period.

The Asia Pacific, which incorporates China and India, will observe a closure of around 250,000 b/d of oil production till the end of 2021, attributable to the worldwide pandemic. In the post-lockdown time frame, these nations are set to observe an ascent in demand and will zero in on completing the tasks that would help satisfy the need for oil products in their country. Likewise, the U.S., which is also one of the main oil refining nations, will observe a transient overabundance for the exportation of its refined items.


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Reduction in International Crude Oil Prices is expected to drive the Demand for Oil Storage Tanks

Diminishing crude oil prices are projected to drive the market because as the cost of the oil is decreased, the demand for oil storage is expected to get incremented as consumer stores oil in bigger volumes just when the cost is low. Worldwide, the average yearly price of Brent Crude oil climbed to USD 70.68 per barrel in 2021, which was higher than the annual average in 2020, when debilitated demand during the COVID pandemic brought about an oil emergency. The prices of crude oil are the most firmly noticed among all commodities as it impacts costs across all phases of the production cycle and results in alteration of consumer prices as well.

Increasing Investments in Strategic Petroleum Reserves and Rise in Oil Trade Agreements between Nations to Augment Market Growth  

The strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) necessity has constrained nations to focus on their storage limit development to suffice the oil demand in import failure or national emergency. For example, each country under the European Union is obliged to have a strategic oil reserve equivalent to 90 days of average domestic utilization. Additionally, the oil exchange between nations is expected to increment in the conjecture time frame, which will expect governments to put more in storage terminals. China, the world's biggest crude buyer, is expected to import 10.47 MM barrels per day in November 2021, up from October's 8.9 MM barrels per day, which was the lowest since September 2018.


Rising Demand for Energy to Foster Industry Development

The rising demand for energy due to the rising populace and fast urbanization is an essential explanation that has affected the development of new terminals. As indicated in research reports by the United Nations (UN) Department of Economic and Social Affairs in June 2017, the total population is expected to be roughly 9.8 billion by 2050 and 11.2 billion by 2100. This growth factor will undoubtedly drive the development of these terminals by developed nations to cater to the domestic demand for oil, generating income by commercial utilization of the equivalent.

Rising Demand for Various Crude Oil derived products is supporting the growth of Terminals

The petroleum products acquired from crude oil such as diesel, petroleum, aviation fuel, lubricants, and others, are a petroleum refinery's outputs. A typical refinery produces a wide range of products from every barrel of crude oil processed. Propane and butane are the most commonly made refined products utilized as a feedstock for ethylene cracking and blended into Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to be used as a fuel. Industrial gasoline is used as a furnace fuel in industrial plants and commercial/residential heating. Similarly, residual oil is utilized as a bunker fuel in power generation and large ocean-going ships. These development factors have expanded the demand for diesel, petroleum, oils, and others, which straightforwardly drive the requirement for more crude oil and, accordingly, the development of these terminals.


Emphasis on Adoption of Renewable Energy Resources to Alter Oil Industry Growth

The key factor restraining the oil storage terminals market is the growing adoption of renewable sources for power generation. Environmental concerns have overtaken energy security as the principal driver of government policies to promote renewable fuels, as they are generally less polluting. In recent years, research and development of alternative automotive-fuel technology have focused on fuels based on oil and natural gas, biofuels derived from vegetable matter such as ethanol or biodiesel, electric vehicles (EVs), and hydrogen-based fuel cells. Another factor restraining the oil storage terminal market growth is the high cost required for the terminal's construction and the maintenance required during its operational lifetime.


By Type Analysis

Increasing Oil Trade Agreements Will Surge Demand for Commercial Terminals

The market is segmented into strategic reserve and commercial reserve based on type. The commercial reserves have ruled the market throughout recent years as a critical part of the developed terminals is intended for the commercial utilization of crude oil. The strategic reserves are kept to suffice the energy demand for a country if there should be an occurrence of crisis or import disappointments. In this manner, the limit of these terminals is restricted, and then again, commercial storage extensions happen routinely with fluctuating demand for energy and imports.

By Tank Type Analysis

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Floating Roof Tanks Will Lead Market Due to Their Operational Advantages

Based on tank type, the global market is segmented into the floating roof, fixed roof, spherical tanks, and bullet tanks. The fixed-rooftop tanks segment leads the market. Still, with the presentation of innovation and specific benefits, drifting rooftop tanks are projected to support the market development during the impending years. The no-gap space between the floating rooftop deck and oil level aids in lessening the losses during crude oil evaporation. The floating rooftop likewise assists with keeping a superior quality of the stored liquids.

By Product Analysis

Utilization of Diesel across Various Sectors Will Lead to Its Domination in Market

The market is divided into diesel, petrol, aviation fuel, kerosene, crude oil, and others in the product segment. Diesel is expected to dominate the market as it is widely used in the automotive sector, marine fuels, and aviation fuel manufacturing. Most of the heavy load vehicles today are as yet running on diesel. Petroleum and aviation fuel will likewise have sound development with expanding automobiles operated on petroleum and growing air traffic.


Asia Pacific Oil Storage Terminal Market Size, 2021 (USD Billion)

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The oil storage terminal market is widespread across five regions which includes Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Middle East & Africa. The market size of an oil storage terminal in the Asia Pacific stood at USD 10.20 billion in 2021. The demand for energy and oil-based commodities has expanded in China and India. A significant piece of these nations' power and energy supply is finished by crude oil. South Korea and Singapore are central points for oil storage around here. Also, divestments exercises by a few organizations in the area will probably set off new extension designs and push the business standpoint. For instance, in December 2020, Bright oil Petroleum has sold around 90% of the offers in its Hong Kong-based division, incorporating the Zhoushan oil storage and terminal offices to Yantian Group.

In Europe, the oil storage terminals is expected to witness a health growth owing to increasing production capacities from several key players. The demand for oil storage has been expanding, driving interest in the area and expanding rivalry as organizations seek to better position themselves for the future and amplify returns. The European oil storage terminals market is projected to witness solid CAGR attributable to expanding production capacities from a few central members. Numerous nations in the area are subjected to oil imports for satisfying their energy demands, further, the increment in demand for energy, the storage limit extension is relied upon to be completed. Also, the expanding endeavors by the central participants to encounter natural and inorganic extensions are projected to support the territorial landscape.

For example, in November 2020, CLH Group has gotten the procurement of 15 Inter fluid item storage terminal offices in Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.K. from Inter Pipeline. After this obtaining, the all-out limit of CLH will increment by 18 million bbl, and the expense of the task is EUR 457 million or around USD 400.78 million. By the enhancement procedure connected to environmental change and worldwide development, CLH is presently one of the significant fluid terminal organizations in the area, having tasks in eight nations.

In North America, The U.S. is expected to dominate the market owing to capacity additions and CAPEX on new build oil storage projects, followed by Canada. Additionally, investment activities in the area are expected to positively enhance market growth. For instance, in December 2021, NOLA Oil Terminal, LLC announced the construction of phase one of the oil and refined products terminal project in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, U.S., occupying 158 acres and a total cost of USD 300. The project’s initial water-side phase includes two deepwater berths and one barge dock. The two berths, when operational, will be capable of mooring 170,000 tank vessels.


Royal Vopak and Oil Tanking GmbH are focusing on contracts Acquisition to fortify their Product Portfolio in Market

The competitive landscape of the oil storage terminal market portrays a market overwhelmed by Royal Vopak and Oiltanking Gmbh. These organizations hold a significant part of the market covered with storage terminals spread across Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific. The market likewise has the presence of neighborhood players like HMT Tanks, Containment Solutions, Superior Tank, and others that have storage terminals in their dynamic districts. The inescapable client reaches in different areas of the planet, alongside higher brand esteem contrasted with different players, has been the unmistakable component for organizations like Royal Vopak and other leading companies to lay out a solid impression in the worldwide market.

List of Key Companies Profiled:

  • Belco Manufacturing (U.S.)

  • Royal Vopak (Netherlands)

  • Containment Solutions, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Vitol (Switzerland)

  • Oiltanking GmbH (Germany)

  • Koole Terminals (Netherlands)

  • Brooge Energy (UAE)

  • Shell (Netherlands)

  • LBC Tank Terminals (Belgium)

  • Ergon International (U.S.)

  • Olivia Petroleum, S.A.U. (Spain)

  • Odfjell SE (Norway)

  • Oman Tank Terminal Company (Oman)

  • Puma Energy (Singapore)


  • September 2021: Brooge Petroleum and gas investment company (BPGIC) a branch of Brooge energy, has started its phase 2 storage facility in the port of Fujairah, based in UAE. The site storing crude oil and clean petroleum products has completed all commissioning and testing approvals. With the phase 2 operations, BPGIC is the second largest storage operator in the region, with a storage capacity of approximately 1 million m3 (6.3 million bbl).

  • August 2021: The Fujairah Oil Terminal is planning to invest an estimated USD 45 million for upgrading its infrastructure at its storage facilities. The expansion of Fujairah Oil Terminal’s will connect its terminal to the Port of Fujairah's very large crude carrier (VLCC) loading facility and the Abu Dhabi Crude Oil. The project will give access to customers who wants to move crude oil through VLCCs, and it provides customers direct access to the ADCOP, which brings Abu Dhabi's Murban Crude into Fujairah.


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The oil storage terminal market statistics report provides a detailed analysis of the market. It focuses on key aspects such as leading companies, product types, and leading applications of the product. Besides this, the research report offers insights into the market trends and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the aforementioned factors, the report encompasses several factors that have contributed to the growth of the market over recent years.




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By Type, By Tank Type, By Product, and By Region

By Type

  • Strategic Reserve

  • Commercial Reserve

By Tank Type

  • Fixed Roof

  • Floating Roof

  • Bullet Tank

  • Spherical Tank

By Product

  • Diesel

  • Petrol

  • Aviation Fuel

  • Crude Oil

  • Kerosene

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (By Type, By Tank Type, By Product, By Country)

    • U.S. (By Product)

    • Canada (By Product)

  • Europe (By Type, By Tank Type, By Product, By Country)

    • U.K. (By Product)

    • Germany (By Product)

    • France (By Product)

    • Italy (By Product)

    • Spain (By Product)

    • Russia (By Product)

    • Rest of Europe (By Product)

  • Asia Pacific (By Type, By Tank Type, By Product, By Country)

    • China (By Product)

    • India (By Product)

    • Japan (By Product)

    • Australia (By Product)

    • Southeast Asia (By Product)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific (By Product)

  • Latin America (By Type, By Tank Type, By Product, By Country)

    • Brazil (By Product)

    • Mexico (By Product)

    • Rest of Latin America (By Product)

  • Middle East and Africa (By Type, By Tank Type, By Product, By Country)

    • South Africa (By Product)

    • GCC (By Product)

    • Rest of Middle East and Africa(By Product)

Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the global market size was USD 30.15 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 42.13 billion by 2029.

In 2022, the market value stood at USD 31.14 billion.

Growing at a CAGR of 4.4%, the market will exhibit a healthy growth rate during the forecast period (2022-2029).

Floating roof tanks are expected to be the leading segment in this market during the forecast period.

Increasing demand for crude oil products across aviation, automobile, and chemical, among other industry verticals, directly drives the requirement for crude oil and will lead to the construction coupled with the expansion of these terminals.

Royal Vopak, Oiltanking GmbH, Vitol, LF Manufacturing, CST Industries, and Red Ewaldare the key global market players.

Asia Pacific dominated the market share in 2021.

Wide-scale utilization of products & by-products of crude oil distillation as raw materials to manufacture goods across many application sectors will drive the market growth.

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