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2016 Global Outlook of the Energy & Environment Industry

  • ID: 3720534
  • Report
  • April 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 78 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Strong Growth Forecast for Solar PV and Energy Storage Technologies, Despite Oil Prices Falling to Below $40 a Barrel
In the oil & gas sector, the dramatic decline in the oil price has massively impacted the upstream industry, but investment in downstream remains strong. The impact of the oil price decline on the power sector has been relatively limited, with investment in renewables remaining strong and market interest in storage continues to grow. The homes & buildings sector continues to gradually transition to a smarter and greener ecosystem. For the water sector, investment continues at a steady pace, with expansion the focus of investment in the developing world and renewal the focus in Europe and North America.

- Key Findings

- Oil Prices to Stay Below $X in 2016: This report agrees with the general consensus that prices will gradually recover, but will stay below $X per barrel in 2016.

- Time of Opportunity: The low oil price provides an excellent opportunity for oil companies and private equity firms with capital to invest in either projects or assets.

- Global Oil Production to be Stable: Increases in Iraq and Iran will be offset by declines in North America.

- Global Operational Rig Count to Decline by X%: The majority of rigs are used for natural gas, hence the limited impact on oil production. However, the efficiency of operational rigs for both oil and gas continues to increase.

- Greater Focus on Transportation Costs: As a percentage, transportation costs have increased and the impact is significant for rail and trucks.

- Increasing Competition in the Gas Market: With the United States shipping liquid natural gas (LNG) to Europe,the balance of power is shifting to consumers of natural gas.

- Refinery Margins to Stay Strong: In particular, margins in Asia will hold up. The United States will some modest declines, but a recovery is forecast for the end of the year.

- Downstream Investment Remains Strong: Long-term demand and strategic expectations mean that storage and refinery investment will continue to be strong.
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1. Executive Summary
  • Top Energy & Environment Predictions for 2016
  • Associated Research and Multimedia on Energy & Environment
2. Research Scope and Segmentation

3. Oil & Gas Outlook
  • Key Predictions for 2016
  • Key 2016 Oil and Gas Industry Predictions Explained
  • Key Dynamics Impacting the Oil Price in 2016
  • Regional Trends 2016
  • Oil Production Costs versus Budget Break-even
  • Increasing versus Decreasing Oil Prices
  • Unconventional Oil Production
  • Rig Production Forecasts
  • Gas Supply and Price Trends
  • Oil Refining
  • Oilfield Services
4. Distributed Energy Outlook
  • Key Distributed Energy Market Trends for 2016
  • Global Distributed Energy Industry Forecast
  • Technology Market Growth 2016
  • Distributed Energy Market Growth 2016
  • Regional Trends
  • 2016 Market Opportunities
5. Critical Power Outlook
  • Key Critical Power Market Trends for 2016
  • Global Critical Power Market Revenue Forecast 2016
  • Data Centre Investment Trends
  • Modular/Scalable UPS - Market Outlook
  • Wireless Power Charging - Market Size
  • Power Management Devices - Lifecycle and Market Opportunity Analysis
  • Smart Inverters - Global Hotspots
6. Energy Storage Outlook
  • Key Energy Storage Market Trends
  • Energy Storage Technology Lifecycle
  • Top 10 Attractive Countries
  • Global Alternative Energy Storage Technologies Forecast
  • Battery Energy Storage Market Size and Growth
  • Consumer, Industrial and Electric Vehicle Market Size and Growth
7. Water & Wastewater Outlook
  • Key 2016 Water Market Predictions
  • Top Global Municipal Water Market Predictions for 2016
  • Global Municipal Water Market Forecast
  • Expenditure Forecast by Region
  • Top Global Industrial Water Market Predictions for 2016
  • Global Industrial Water Market Expenditure
  • Expenditure Forecast by Region
  • Expenditure Forecast by Industry
8. Homes & Buildings Outlook
  • Key 2016 Homes and Buildings Industry Predictions
  • Technology Penetration in Homes and Buildings Industry
  • Ranking of Fastest Growing Markets in 2016 - Stakeholders’ Opinion
  • Regional Trends 2016
  • Evolution of Building Energy Management
  • LED Lighting Revenue Forecast by Region
  • Key Technology Trends for 2016
9. Key Conclusions
  • Legal Disclaimer
10. Appendix
  • Global Economic Snapshot - 2014 - 2016
  • 2015 - 2016 to See Uneven Growth in Major Economies
  • Growth in Emerging Economies will Dampen the 2015 - 2016 Outlook
  • Top 20 Largest Economies in 2015
  • Top 20 Fastest-growing Economies in 2015 and 2016
  • Abbreviations
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