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Global Refining & Products Service

The Global Refining & Products provides a comprehensive assessment of the refining sector with integrated analysis of the crude markets, forecasted demand and projected refining capabilities and required investments. Furthermore, the entire range of products are considered, including light products, middle distillates and residual products. Analyses and data are delivered through our dedicated web portal in multiple formats including formal and informal analytical content, podcasts, webcasts, and more. Clients also have access to data tools, interactive custom charting with ability for data downloads, and mapping tools.

With this service, you receive

  • Global, regional and country-level projections for petroleum product demand, refinery capacity, throughput and blending over the next 20 years
  • Short-term and long-term product demand forecasts by quality for more than 100 countries
  • Access to our extensive refinery capacity database and to our supply/demand database, which is searchable by region, country, fuel type, sulfur level and year
  • Analysis of crude oil and feedstock supply and quality
  • Regional forecasts for crack spreads, refining margins and utilization (crude distillation, conversion units and upgrading units) from short-term and long-term perspectives
  • Detailed capacity outlook by process type such as reforming, FCC and coking
  • Assessments and forecasts of interregional crude oil and product trade flows by quality and between regions and countries
  • Outlooks for pricing and economics as well as the influence of renewable fuels, fuel quality changes and octane requirements on product demand
  • Projected refining investments and assessment of projects with quarterly updates
  • Topical analyses published year-round to cover key developments affecting the downstream business climate
  • Interactive tools for custom charting and data downloads
  • Direct access to analysts

Who uses this service and how do they use it?

Downstream Companies/Refiners Assess markets for refined products; understand the impact of crude oil quality; develop long-range strategies; evaluate your competition.
Transportation/Fuels Companies & Vehicle Manufacturers Understand fuel supply and demand and the impact on fuel quality.
Midstream Operators Evaluate impact of NGL on refining; assess markets for refined products; understand the impact of crude oil quality.
Petrochemical Companies Incorporate market intelligence on feedstock.
Lubricant/Additive Suppliers  Target efforts toward the best prospects. 
Pipeline/Tanker Fleet Transport Services Anticipate demand for your services. 
Investors and Financial Planners Use market intelligence for portfolio evaluation.
Government Develop energy strategies and assess energy security.
Upstream Operators Gain a comprehensive overview of crude oil supply, demand and quality. 
Engineering/Technology Firms Identify future markets.