Flare gas recovery systems are used across the refinery industry for safety and maintenance reasons as the release of unburned gas leads to increase in carbon emissions. In order to curb these emission flare systems are installed across refinery as they efficiently prevent the release of unburned gases. Flare system is required for safe and effective operational purpose and every hydrocarbon processing industry has a flare system in order to burn the vent gases before they enter into the atmosphere. The refinery, gas processing plants and gas production plants are some of the major end-user of the flare gas recovery systems.
The global flare gas recovery systems market is projected to surpass US$ 4.5 billion by the end of 2027, in terms of revenue, growing at CAGR of 13.8% during the forecast period (2020 to 2027).
Rising need to reduce carbon emissions has boosted to the adoption of flare gas recovery across refineries which is expected to augment the market growth of flare gas recovery systems. Flare gas recovery systems capture the unburned gas released from the production facilities and use captured gas for reinjection into the production well for power generation. Thus, rising concern over carbon emissions is expected to fuel market growth.
Increasing demand for flare system from oil &gas industry as these system offer reuse of energy option is expected to stimulate the market growth. The growing need to reduce energy consumption in the oil &gas industry as this industry is highly energy-intensive is expected to boost the demand for a flare gas recovery system. This factor is expected to augment the market growth over the forecast timeframe.
Regionally, North America dominated the global flare gas recovery systems market in 2019, reporting 33% market share in terms of revenue, followed by Europe and Asia-pacific, respectively.
Figure 1. Global Flare Gas Recovery Systems Market, Revenue Share (%), By Region, 2019
High capital investment of the system as the marketing of a system includes design, production, installation and test run which increase the overall cost of the system. This factor is expected to restrict the adoption of a flare gas recovery system over the forecast period.
Lack of clarity regarding return on investment across the oil & gas industry has hampered the demand for flare system as they consider it uneconomical to install. This is expected to hinder the market growth of the flare gas recovery system.
Increasing focus of manufacturers to offer flare gas recovery system packages which include aftermarket, installation, and post-sales service is expected to provide potential growth opportunities to the market. High demand for small and medium capacity of the flare gas recovery system since they are easy to install is further anticipated to foster the market growth of flare gas recovery systems over the forecast period.
Emerging economies coupled with the increasing per capita of the consumers is expected to fuel the market growth of flare gas recovery systems. Growing corporate social responsibility towards carbon emissions is expected to augment the market growth over the forecast period. Moreover, growing strict government regulations regarding the installation of a flare system in response to the demand for environmental sustainability is expected to accelerate the market growth.
Figure 2. Global Flare Gas Recovery Systems Market – Opportunity Analysis
Increasing natural gas production in order to cater to the rising demand for energy around the globe is expected to foster market growth. According to the International Energy Agency, in 2018, global natural gas production crossed a record of 3937 Billion cubic meters, a 4.0% increase compared to 2017. In fact, natural gas production has been rising since the economic crisis of 2009 with a compound annual growth rate of 2.8%. Thus, the rising production of natural gas will favor market growth.
The growing focus of manufacturers for adopting gas exploration to secure long-term energy supply is expected to be a major trend in the market. Various companies are making efforts to develop and explore unconventional resource sites around the globe such as tight gas, shale gas, and coal seam gas is anticipated to augment the market growth of the flare gas recovery system over the forecast period.
Figure 3. Global Flare Gas Recovery Systems Market, Revenue Share (%), By Capacity, In 2019
On the basis of capacity, very large dominated the global flare gas recovery systems market in 2019 with around 44% of market share in terms of revenue, followed by as large and medium, respectively
The introduction of initiatives and regulations by the EPA is fuelling the adoption and deployment of FGRS in gas processing plants and refineries across the U.S.
Key players are operating in the global flare gas recovery systems market are UOP-A Honeywell Company, Wärtsilä Hamworthy, MPR Industries PLC, John Zink Company LLC, Zeeco Europe and Zeeco India, Gardener Denver, and Ro-Flo Compressors
Flare gas recovery systems are required for safety and operational application. Flare gas recovery systems are essential for hydrocarbon processing industry for continuous and efficient combustion of the vent gases before safe discharging to atmosphere. Rapid increase in the population and changing lifestyle standards in emerging countries has fuelled to increase the levels of greenhouse gas emission in recent past years.
The global flare gas recovery systems market has witnessed significant growth in recent past years, owing to the steady increasing demand of oil and gas which has led to rise of production of co-produced gas flared in form of waste by-product. This scenario has led to provide lucrative growth to the global flare gas recovery systems market over the forecast period.
Major players in the global flare gas recovery systems market are increasing their investment on innovative product launchings, research & development and marketing & promotional activities to capitalize on emerging trends various end-user industries such as Electronics, Petrochemical, Agrochemicals manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Paints & coatings and others. This scenario is expected to fuel the market during the forecast period.
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