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Iran Oil and Gas Downstream Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

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  • 85 Pages
  • January 2022
  • Region: Iran
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5025511

The Iran oil and gas downstream market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 2.07% during the forecast period of 2020 - 2025. Factors such as increasing demand for oil and natural gas domestically and rising investment in refineries and gas processing plants are expected to boost the demand for the Iran oil and gas downstream market during the forecast period. However, the United States sanctions have impeded the growth in the oil and gas sector by reducing the oil export and blocking foreign companies from working in the country.

Key Highlights

  • The Iran oil and gas downstream market forecast is quite optimistic due to the increase in the consumption levels of oil and the expansion of refineries in the country.
  • Iran has the potential to become a significant natural gas supplier to its region. It has established agreements with some of its neighboring countries to export natural gas through a planned regional pipeline. It may become an opportunity for a further increase in the oil and gas market.
  • As the government of Iran is focusing on increasing the investment in the downstream sector to increase the oil refining, it is expected to be the driving force of growth in the industry.

Key Market Trends

Oil Refining to Witness Growth

  • In Iran, the capacity refineries had increased from 1985 thousand barrels daily (kb/d), in 2015, to 2225 kb/d, in 2018. The refinery throughput increased by 5.9% to 2026 kb/d, in 2018 from 1968 kb/d, from 2017 . The increase in oil production is also increasing the growth in the refinery throughput.
  • Bidboland Persian Gulf Gas Refinery is under construction with more than USD 3 billion is expected to be invested into the refinery. The plant is expected to operate with a gas processing capacity of around 56 million cubic meters per day and is expected to produce 3.4 million tons of petrochemical feedstock
  • Oil consumption increased 2% from 84.5 million tons of oil equivalent (Mtoe), in 2017, to 86.2 Mtoe, in 2018. The slight increase in consumption can be attributed to the economic stagnancy in the country.
  • Iran's oil refining capacity is expected to witness slow growth in the forecast period due to the United States sanctions. Increase in oil production in the country, which decreases the cost of transportation, is expected to be one of the drivers of growth in the sector.

Increasing Investment in the Downstream Sector to Drive the Market

  • Gas production has been increasing in the country rapidly by 6.9 %, year on year, to 205.9, in 2018 from 157.8, in 2015 due to increase in investment in the upstream sector and production of new gas fields like South Pars field. The country has the second largest reserves of gas in the world, which may be used in the increase of production of petrochemicals.
  • In Iran, total crude oil distillation capacity was slightly more than 2.2 million b/d, in 2018. Highest amount of refining capacity coming from Abadan Refinery with a capacity of refining 400 thousand barrels per day.
  • Persian Gulf Star Refinery has been expanded in 2019 with the project has to raise the refinery's condensate processing capacity by 40,000 barrels. The refinery's current processing capacity at 400,000 (barrels per day) bpd and is expected to further increase to 540,000 bpd as more investment is expected to be made.
  • Hence, increasing investment in the downstream sector is expected to to drive the market and increase the growth in the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The Iran oil and gas downstream market is consolidated. The major companies include
National Iranian Gas Company, Pars Oil Company, Iranol Oil Company, National Petrochemical Company, and National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Scope of the Study
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Study Assumptions
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Refining Capacity Installed and Forecast, in thousand barrels per day, till 2025
4.3 Recent Trends and Developments
4.4 Government Policies and Regulations
4.5 Market Dynamics
4.5.1 Drivers
4.5.2 Restraints
4.6 Supply Chain Analysis
4.7 PESTLE Analysis
5.1 Refineries
5.1.1 Overview Existing Infrastructure Projects in pipeline Upcoming projects
5.2 Petrochemicals Plants
5.2.1 Overview Existing Infrastructure Projects in pipeline Upcoming projects
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 National Iranian Gas Company
6.3.2 Pars Oil Company
6.3.3 Iranol Oil Company
6.3.4 National Petrochemical Company
6.3.5 National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company