The global bunker fuel market reached a value of US$ 140.7 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 203.7 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.3% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.
Bunker fuel, also known as a marine fuel, is a heavy, residual oil used to power the motors or engines of the marine fleet. It is obtained after extracting gasoline, diesel and other light hydrocarbons from crude oil during the fractional distillation in refineries. It is a viscous liquid with a characteristic odor that contains high sulfur content and can be reduced using different processes. The small quantity of lighter fuel, such as diesel, is also mixed to make it less thick.
Rapid globalization, along with the escalating demand for international seaborne trade, has increased export and import activities worldwide. This represents one of the major factors bolstering the market growth. Apart from this, the rising oil and gas exploration activities in deep offshore areas are acting as another major growth-inducing factor. Furthermore, as vessels have a large load-bearing capacity compared to other transportation modes, there is an increase in the demand for bunker oil to refuel vessels during sailing. Moreover, governments of several countries are focusing on strengthening geographical border security, which is increasing the number of naval fleets and contributing to the market growth. Besides this, with the growing environmental concerns, market players are investing in research and development (R&D) projects to develop clean, eco-friendly fuels. However, the market has been adversely impacted due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and consequent lockdowns imposed by governments of several countries, which has restricted sea trade activities across the globe. The market is expected to regain growth as normaly is regained.
Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global bunker fuel market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on fuel type, vessel type and seller.
Breakup by Fuel Type:
- High Sulfur Fuel Oil (HSFO)
- Very Low Sulfur Fuel Oil (VLSFO)
- Marine Diesel Oil (MDO)
- Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
Breakup by Vessel Type:
- General Cargo
- Bulk Carrier
Breakup by Seller:
- Major Oil Companies
- Leading Independent Sellers
- Small Independent Sellers
Breakup by Region:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being Bomin Bunker Holding GmbH & Co. KG (Marquard & Bahls AG), BP Plc, Chevron Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Gazprom Neft PJSC (Gazprom), LUKOIL, Neste Oyj, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Royal Dutch Shell Plc and TOTAL S.A.
|Base Year of the Analysis
||Fuel Type, Vessel Type, Seller, Region
|| Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
||Bomin Bunker Holding GmbH & Co. KG (Marquard & Bahls AG), BP Plc, Chevron Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Gazprom Neft PJSC (Gazprom), LUKOIL, Neste Oyj, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Royal Dutch Shell Plc and TOTAL S.A.
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