London, UK (PRWEB) September 22, 2014
Though Latin America’s oil production has exhibited steady growth in the recent past, the refineries in the region have not been able to keep up with the soaring demand, especially in the transport industry. Therefore, the increase in the imports of petroleum products has become one of the region’s most burning energy concerns to date. Among the reasons for the relative decrease in refining capacity in the region one can name insufficient funding, along with tightening regulations, meaning that pre-existing refineries are unable to produce the quality of diesel or gasoline complying with national standards. Building more complex and sophisticated refineries which are able to produce different fuel grades requires heavy investment. Additionally, the refining sector in many South American nations remains strictly controlled by the State, which limits the potential for private investment. Brazil’s capacity – estimated at slightly over 2 million bpd – has been outstripped by its demand for diesel and gasoline, leading the state-controlled oil company Petrobras to import both fuels at high prices.
Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., and Ecopetrol S.A. are amid the most prominent players in the regional refining market.
In-demand research study “Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook for Refineries in South America - Brazil to Drive Refinery Capacity Growth” worked out by GlobalData is now available at MarketPublishers.com
Title: Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook for Refineries in South America - Brazil to Drive Refinery Capacity Growth
Published: July, 2014
Price: US$ 3,000.00
The study offers an-up close look at the refining industry in South America, focusing on Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Suriname. It presents valuable information with respect to all active and planned refineries including operator information; top-level data on FCC, refining, hydrocracking and coking capacities by refinery and nation; profiles of the top-notch companies active in the sector comprising business description and SWOT analysis. The research publication covers brand and product updates, strategy changes, research and development projects, corporate expansions and contractions, and regulatory changes. Additionally, a discussion of major partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and initial public offerings is available. Historical data are provided for 2005-2013, plus forecasts to 2018.
Reasons to Buy:
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