Global Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Industry

  • October 2011
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) in Thousand Tons. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for Europe, China, Middle East, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 24 companies including many key and niche players such as China Petrochemical Corporation, Enterprise Products Partners L.P, LyondellBasell Industries, Equistar Chemical LP, PetroChina Company Limited, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Saudi Arabia Petrochemical Company, and TPC Group. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources

Table Of Contents




1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITION 1
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1
Disclaimers 2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level 3
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics 3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

2. MARKET OVERVIEW 4
MTBE Market Snapshots 4
Global Consumption Statistics 4
Table 1: Global MTBE Consumption by Region (2011) (in ‘000
Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 5
Global Fuel Ethers Market - An Insight 5
Table 2: Global Fuel Ethers Market by Type (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Consumption for MTBE, ETBE, TAME, and TAEE
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 5
Changing Landscape of the MTBE Market 6
Developing Countries Sustain Demand 6
Declining Demand in Developed Nations 7
US - A Net Exporter 7
Europe: Regulations Driving Shift from MTBE to ETBE 8
Price Fluctuations 8
Impact of Methanol Consumption on MTBE Market 8
Innovative Technologies for Conversion of MTBE Plants 9
Competitive Landscape 9
Table 3: Leading Players in the Global MTBE Market (2009):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity for SABIC,
LyondellBasell, Sinopec, Petrochina, Shell, Huntsman, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 9

3. MTBE PRODUCTION AND PRODUCTION CAPACITY 10
Global MTBE Production - An Overview 10
Table 4: World Current and Future Analysis for Methyl
Tert-Butyl Ether by Geographic Region - China, Middle East
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Production in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 11

Table 5: World 10-Year Perspective for Methyl Tert-Butyl
Ether by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Production Volume for China, Middle East and Rest of World
Markets for Years 2011, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 12
Production Capacity 12
Table 6: Leading MTBE Producing Countries Worldwide (2010) -
Ranked by Production Capacity (In Kilotons Per Year)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 13
Global Capacity Utilization Rates 13

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 14
Introduction 14
Physical Properties 14
Applications 14
MTBE as Anti-Knocking Agent 14
Comparison of MTBE and Ethanol as Oxygenate 15
MTBE as Solvent 15
Alternatives to MTBE 15
Environmental and Health Concerns 16
MTBE Leakage and Groundwater Pollution 16
Harmful Effects on Human Body 16
Elimination of MTBE 17
Recommendations for Protection 17

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 18
CNOOC Starts DCC Project in Hainan 18
Yansab Commences Operations of Petrochemical Complex in Saudi
Arabia 18
Jinao Science and Technology Chemical Industry Starts New Facility 18
Chicago Bridge and Iron Secures Contract for Petrochemical
Complex in India 18

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 19
China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) 19
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (US) 19
LyondellBasell Industries (Netherlands) 19
Equistar Chemical LP (US) 20
PetroChina Company Limited (China) 20
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia) 20
Saudi Arabia Petrochemical Company (UAE) 20
TPC Group (US) 21

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 22
Table 7: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether by Geographic Region - Europe, China,
Middle East and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 22

Table 8: World Historic Review for Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether by
Geographic Region - Europe, China, Middle East and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Tons for 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 23

Table 9: World 15-Year Perspective for Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for
Europe, China, Middle East and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 24

8. EUROPE 25
A.Market Analysis 25
Overview 25
China to Offset Decline in MTBE Demand across Europe 25
Production Capacity 26
Table 10: Production Capacity of MTBE in Europe (2010)
(Kilotons per annum) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 26
Pricing Scenario of MTBE in Europe 26
Key Players 27
B.Market Analytics 28
Table 11: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Market Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 28

Table 12: European Historic Review for Methyl Tert-Butyl
Ether with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 29

9. CHINA 30
A.Market Analysis 30
Outlook 30
Automotive Sector Drives MTBE Consumption 30
Gasoline Remains the Major Demand Driver 30
Uncertainty Prevails Over Long-Term Demand 31
Driving Season Fuels Demand for MTBE 31
Volatile Crude Oil Prices Restrict MTBE Demand during Mid-2011 31
MTBE Production Capacity 31
Table 13: MTBE Production Capacity in China (2007-2010)
(Million tons per annum) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 32

Table 14: MTBE Demand by End-Use Segment in China (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown for Petrol Additive,
Isobutylene, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 32
Leading MTBE Producers in China 33
Table 15: Leading Domestic Producers of MTBE in China
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production for
Sinopec, CNCP, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 33

Table 16: Capacity of Leading MTBE Producers in China
(2010) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 33
Strategic Corporate Developments 34
Key Players 34
B.Market Analytics 35
Table 17: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Market Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 35

Table 18: Chinese Historic Review for Methyl Tert-Butyl
Ether with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 36

10. MIDDLE EAST 37
A.Market Analysis 37
Overview 37
Strategic Corporate Developments 37
Key Players 37
B.Market Analytics 38
Table 19: The Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Market Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 38

Table 20: Middle East Historic Review for Methyl Tert-Butyl
Ether with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 39

11. REST OF WORLD 40
A.Market Analysis 40
Outlook 40
United States 40
Overview 40
MTBE Production and Production Capacity 40
Table 21: MTBE Production in the US (2000-2008) (In
Million Barrels Per Day) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 41

Table 22: MTBE Production Capacity (BBL Per Day by
Producer in the US (2010) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 41
Pricing Scenario 42
Export Scenario 42
Table 23: MTBE Exports by Destination Country in the US
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Volume for
Venezuela, Mexico, Chile, Singapore, Costa Rica,
Argentina, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 42
Asia-Pacific 42
Table 24: Leading Importers of MTBE in Asia (2009) - Ranked
by Import Volume (in Tons Per Annum) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 43
Pricing Scenario 43
Operating Rates Slip in Taiwan, Rise in Malaysia 43
Latin America 44
Key players 44
B.Market Analytics 45
Table 25: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Market Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 45

Table 26: Rest of World Historic Review for Methyl
Tert-Butyl Ether with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand
Tons for 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 46


COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 24 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 27)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 8
Europe 4
The United Kingdom 2
Spain 1
Rest of Europe 1
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 11
Latin America 2
Middle East 2
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