The “Global Vapor Recovery Services Market, by Process (Upstream and Midstream/ Downstream), by Application (Marine Loading, Storage Tank Vents and Railcar and Truck Loading), by Operation (New Installations and Services (O&M)) and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Forecast to 2027”, is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period (2019-2027), as highlighted in a report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Market Definition

Vapor recovery is the process of retrieving vapors from gasoline or other fuels, so they are contained into the storage and not escaped into the atmosphere. This is done to reduce explosive and potentially hazardous flames into the atmosphere and pollution. Vapor recovery unit is typically used for this process which stores, restricts, withdraws, and refines vapor from gas storage tanks. Vapor recovery unit is used to recover vapors which are directly emitted to environment. VPU finds applications in marine loading, storage tank vents, and railcar & truck loading. End-use industries such oil & gas, chemicals, and refiners are deploy VPU systems.

The global vapor recovery services market is estimated to account for US$ 303.5 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2019

Market Driver

Growing number of oil storage tanks worldwide is expected to drive the global vapor recovery services market growth during the forecast period

Global crude oil crisis has compelled major companies to focus on enhancing their storage and distribution capabilities, in order to minimize their losses. In such cases, storage tanks play an essential role in attending the increasing consumer demand and also maintaining stockpiles for future demands. Moreover, enforcement of strict environmental regulations by various governments and environmental agencies worldwide has accelerated the adoption of vapor recovery units in crude oil industry, in order to reduce environmental impact. For instance, according to Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), in 2015, 3.7 million barrels of crude oil were produced in Western Oil per day. Key players in the Canada are focusing on adoption VPUs, in order to enhance their storage capacity. Moreover, TransCanada planned to add 2.6 million barrels of capacity by the end of 2016.

Market Opportunity

Advancement in unconventional energy sources is expected to pose excellent business opportunities for market players

There has been development of unconventional energy source namely oil sands, shale oil, and coal bed methane, which has created lucrative growth opportunity for vapor recovery units manufacturers. Oil & gas producers across the world are actively adopting advanced technologies such as membrane-separated vapor recovery units to enhance their production process. Moreover, key players in the market are focused on investments for production, research, and development activities for oil sands, shale oil, and coal bed methane, which in turn, is expected to offer business opportunities for market players. For instance, in June 2016, Ghana National Petroleum installed two import LNG terminals as the country is planning to start importing LNF in early 2017.

Market Restraint

Inappropriate management and assembly of vapor recovery units can lead to environmental issues

Installation and handling of vapor recovery units should be done appropriately under the supervision of experienced workers. Any mechanical failure during handling and assembly of the VPU can lead to leakage of hazardous gas such as methane, eventually causing environmental issues. Thus, such factors are expected to restrain the market growth in the near future.

Key Takeaways

  1. Among process segment, the Midstream/Downstream sub-segment held a dominant position in 2018, and is projected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period.
  2. Among geography, the North America vapor recovery services market held a dominant position in 2018, and is projected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period, owing to the presence of leading vapor recovery units manufacturers.

Market Trend

  1. Strategic activities such as mergers and acquisitions are major trend in the market

Key companies in the market are focused on mergers and acquisitions, order to enhance global market presence. For instance, in July 2019, Cimarron Energy Inc. acquired Hy-Bon/EDI, a provider of vapor recovery and emissions control solutions for oil & natural gas industry.

  1. Adoption of novel technologies such as membrane separation

The recovery of vapors is usually done through vaporization though it is an expensive and high maintenance process. Therefore, key players are preferring absorption and adsorption techniques, since they provide high vapor recovery rate and low concentrations of VOC. Membrane separation technology is being increasingly adopted, which is highly efficient and offer high vapor recovery rate. Moreover, membrane separation technology can be offered with customized system, in order to cater to specific demands.

Competitive Section

Key players operating in the global vapor recovery services market are SGS SA, PSC (Vapor Control), Zeeco, Inc., PSG Dover, Atlas Process Innovation, Hy-Bon/EDI, AEREON, Entech Corporation, JOHN ZINK COMPANY, LLC, Vapor Point LLC, OPW Company, Global Vapor Control, Inc. (GVC) (part of Tri-Star), and Petrogas Systems.

Key Developments

  1. Key players in the market are focused on partnerships and collaborations, in order to gain competitive edge in the market. For instance, in January 2017, Honeywell and Aereon collaborated to help industrial customers boost the efficiency, safety, and reliability of their operations by offering Honeywell’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystem.
  2. Major companies in the market are involved in capacity expansion, in order to enhance their market presence. For instance, in December 2017, Dover Fuelling Solutions, a subsidiary of Dover Company, inaugurated manufacturing facility for dispensers with advanced fraud-resistant features.

Segmentation

Market Taxonomy:

  1. By Process
  • Upstream
  • Midstream/ Downstream
  1. By Application
  • Marine Loading
  • Storage Tank Vents
  • Railcar and Truck Loading
  1. By Operation
  • New Installations
  • Services (O&M)
  1. By Region
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa

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