Hydrocracker Market Outlook - 2027
The global hydrocracker market is growing at a considerable rate, and is anticipated to expand significantly over the next few years. Hydrocracking is a unit procedure that transforms numerous heavy feedstock, including oils from vacuum gases, deasphalted oils, oils from ambient gas, and thermally cracked gas oils. Hydrocracker is particularly used in a refinery that aims to increase the output of diesel and raising the residual oil. The system transforms heavy crude oil & gas into moderate distillates such as oil, jet fuel, and kerosene along with light distillates, including gasoline. In a petroleum refinery, the hydrocracking operation takes place in two different stages, converting heavy oil raw material into high-quality, lighter fuel products such as kerosene, diesel, gasoline, and naphtha. They can be designed and operated to optimize the output of a portion of gasoline blending (called hydrocrackate) or to optimize diesel oil production.
Key drivers of hydrocracker market
Variations in crude oil prices is anticipated to boost the growth of the global hydrocrackers market. High complexity refineries utilize catalytic cracking, hydrocracking, and coking capacities to manufacture the highest yield of lighter and higher value products, which boosts the market, globally. In addition, hydrocracking of heavy oils and residuals is progressively being imported into refiners leading to excessive global production of residual fuel oils coupled with increased worldwide demand for low sulfur middle distillates and heavy and extra heavy crude oils. The potential of hydrocrackers to transform gas and crude oil into smaller components with diminished coke production as a by-product is expected to further fuel market growth. Furthermore, the global glut in oil & gas is expected to have a positive effect on the market, along with rise in refining efficiency.
Market scenario: opportunities and challenges
Increase in adoption of hydrocracker processing technology is expected to the global market growth, as it encourages green application of hydrocracker for its thermal effectiveness, resilience, and longevity. In addition, strong demand for medium and light distillates such as jet fuel, kerosene, diesel, and gasoline, especially from emerging economies contributes toward the growth of the market. Technological advancements coupled with increased R&D pertaining to improved hydrocracker performance and overall yield is assumed to accelerate the market growth, globally. However, high capital investment and operational expenditure are projected to have a negative impact in the future on hydrocracking business growth. Moreover, technical challenges related to the control of hydrocracker temperature and the catalyst replenishment system are presumed to hinder market growth. Consequently, the exhaustive process of licensing technology is expected to negatively impact the growth of the industry over the next few years. On the contrary, creation of hydrocrackers with higher performance is projected to create remunerative opportunities for market participants in the coming years.
COVID-19 scenario analysis
The global hydrocracker market is expected to witness decline in growth rate during the forecast period, owing to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments of various countries have implemented lockdown, which has led to shutdown of factories in scores of cities and provinces across the world, thus leading to predictions of a sharp slowdown. In addition, the hydrocracker industry is anticipated to experience a direct impact for the next one or two years, if the growth of the chemical sector declines, as it is one of the key consumers of hydrocracker. Moreover, companies are dealing with missing sales and disrupted supply chains as production activities shutdown.
Key benefits of the report
- This study presents the analytical depiction of the global hydrocracker industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
- The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the global hydrocracker market share.
- The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the global hydrocracker market growth scenario.
- Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
- The report provides a detailed market analysis depending on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.
Questions answered in the global hydrocracker market research report:
- Which are the leading market players active in the global hydrocracker market?
- What are the current trends that will influence the market in the next few years?
- What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities of the market?
- What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?
Hydrocracker Market Report Highlights
Key Market Players
CB&I Company, Haldor Topsoe, Axens, Honeywell International, Chevron Lummus Global, Exxon Mobil, Emerson Electric, Flour Corporation, UOP, Shell Global Solutions