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Ecuador Oil And Gas Downstream - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2019 - 2029

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  • 90 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: Ecuador
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5120103
The Ecuador Oil And Gas Downstream Market size is estimated at USD 463.19 million in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 535.24 million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 2.93% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Key Highlights

  • Over the long term, the increasing demand for refined petroleum products, coupled with the rise in population, urbanization, and industrialization in Ecuador, is expected to drive the oil & gas downstream market during the forecast period.
  • On the other hand, the growing share of fuel-efficient vehicles and the increasing penetration of electric vehicles, coupled with the high volatility of crude oil prices, are expected to hinder market growth during the forecast period.
  • Nevertheless, with the increasing demand for petroleum products, the country is planning to increase its market share by creating an impact with its oil and oil-based products. The country is also planning the expansion of its downstream markets, such as oil refining and others. This, in turn, is expected to create a significant opportunity for the payers involved in the market in the near future.

Ecuador Oil And Gas Downstream Market Trends

Refining sector is Expected to Witness a Significant Growth

  • Ecuador had a refining capacity of about 186 thousand barrels per day (b/d) of oil in 2022. Oil is the main component of Ecuador's energy mix.The oil sector accounts for more than half of the country's export earnings in Ecuador; the United States is one of Ecuador's largest crude oil importers. Despite having significant oil and gas reserves, Ecuador is primarily a crude exporter, due to which the country imports most of its refined hydrocarbon requirements.
  • Ecuador's refining capacity comes from three refineries that are old and need to be modernized. Due to their age, refinery utilization rates remain well below 85% despite high demand. In 2022, the average refinery throughput stood at 156 thousand barrels per day, with a refinery utilization factor of 83.8%.
  • In June 2022, Ecuador's state-owned oil and gas utility Petroecuador launched a new tender inviting proposals from companies interested in becoming strategic partners and investors in the rehabilitation, modernization, and integral operation of its 110,000 b/d Esmeraldas refinery on the Pacific Coast.
  • As Ecuador looks to invest and modernize its refinery sector, this is expected to increase the growth of the Ecuador oil and gas refining market during the forecast period.

Growing Fleet of EVs is Likely to Hinder the Market

  • Technology change and environmental concerns to encourage EV adoption are the most uncertain factors affecting the market's growth. Government policies incentivizing or mandating EVs or other alternatives are likely to reduce oil demand. Various policies and incentives, lower vehicle prices, increased driving range, faster charging times, and zero-emission vehicles paving the way for a cleaner future are expected to boost the EV market.
  • In 2022, according to the Asociación De Empresas Automotrices Del Ecuador, electric vehicle sales in Ecuador reached 405, up by more than three times from both 2021 and 2020. This highlighted the fact that the Ecuadorian EV market is expanding rapidly.
  • As a part of its electromobility policy, Ecuador expects to have some 10,000 electric vehicles by 2025, including public transport buses, taxis, light cargo trucks, and other light vehicles. By 2030, it aims to reach 100,000 vehicles, and by 2040, in the massification stage, there are expected to be more than 750,000 electric vehicles in circulation.
  • Further, in May 2023, BYD announced partnership with Andor Corporation to enter Ecuadorian zero emission passenger vehicle market.
  • The above factors are expected to hinder the growth of the conventional IC engine-based vehicle market. This, in turn, is expected to directly impact petroleum products such as diesel and gasoline.

Ecuador Oil And Gas Downstream Industry Overview

The Ecuador oil and gas downstream market is semi-consolidated. Some of the key players in the market (in no particular order) include EP Petroecuador, Petroamazonas EP, Eni SpA, Total S.A., and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, among others.

In June 2022, New Stratus Energy Inc. announced that Ecuador's state-owned oil company, EP Petroecuador, has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with New Stratus with the purpose of optimizing and speeding up the development and production of its oil fields in blocks 43 (ITT) and 31, minimizing the environmental impact, during a joint meeting between authorities of the government of Ecuador.

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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 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD, till 2028
4.3 Recent Trends and Developments
4.4 Government Policies and Regulations
4.5 Market Dynamics
4.5.1 Drivers Increasing Demand for Refined Petroleum Products, Coupled with the Rise in Population, Urbanization, and Industrialization in Ecuador
4.5.2 Restraints Growing Share of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles and the Increasing Penetration of Electric Vehicles
4.6 Supply Chain Analysis
4.7 PESTLE Analysis
5.1 Process Type
5.1.1 Refineries
5.1.2 Petrochemical Plants
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 EP Petroecuador
6.3.2 Petroamazonas EP
6.3.3 Eni SpA
6.3.4 Total S.A.
6.3.5 Royal Dutch Shell Plc
7.1 Increasing Demand for Petroleum Products, the Country Is Planning to Increase its Market Share by Creating an Impact With its Oil And Oil-based Products

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • EP Petroecuador
  • Petroamazonas EP
  • Eni SpA
  • Total S.A.
  • Royal Dutch Shell Plc