Oman and Iran to drive growth for oil storage industry in the Middle East to 2022, says GlobalData

oil storage 25Oman and Iran will drive the majority of the growth in the oil storage industry in the Middle East between 2018 and 2022. (Image source: Jeff S. PhotoArt at HDCanvas.ca/Flickr)Oman and Iran will drive the majority of the growth in the oil storage industry in the Middle East between 2018 and 2022, contributing more oil storage capacity than any other country in the region, according to leading data and analytics company GlobalData

The company’s report: ‘Oil Storage Industry Outlook in the Middle East to 2022’ shows that in 2017, the Middle East had an oil storage capacity of 80,005.7 thousand cu/m and accounts for 5.9 per cent of the total global oil storage capacity.

The Middle East is expected to have a total planned storage capacity of 14,931.9 thousand cu/m by 2022 and will account for 22 per cent of global planned storage capacity. It is expected to increase storage capacity from 80,005.7 thousand cu/m in 2017 to 95,833.2 thousand cu/m in 2022 at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 3.6 per cent.

An estimated capital expenditure (capex) of US$6.9bn on new build projects is anticipated in the Middle East, of which, more than 60 per cent will be spent by Iran and Iraq and the remaining by the other countries in the region, during the forecast period.

Among countries in the Middle East, Oman leads in terms of capacity additions of new build oil storage projects. The country has planned investment of around US$1.31bn by 2022. The country’s oil storage capacity is expected to increase from 1,659.2 thousand cu/m in 2017 to 7,305.8 thousand cu/m in 2022 at an AAGR of 29.6 per cent.

Oman Iran GlobalData 25Oman and Iran will drive the majority of the growth in the oil storage industry in the Middle East between 2018 and 2022. (Image source: Jeff S. PhotoArt at HDCanvas.ca/Flickr)

Soorya Tejomoortula, oil and gas analyst at GlobalData, explained, “Oman is expanding its oil storage capacity to increase crude oil and petroleum products exports from the country. New storage terminals are being planned along its coastline for easy access to the oil markets in South Asia, Africa and the Far East.”

GlobalData identifies Iran as the second highest in the Middle East in terms of capacity additions and the highest in terms of capex on new build oil storage projects for the outlook period 2018 to 2022. The country has planned investment of around US$2.3bn and plans to increase storage capacity from 8,750.2 thousand cu/m in 2017 to 13,744.8 thousand cu/m in 2022 at an AAGR of nine per cent.

Tejomoortula added, “Iran is planning to construct three oil storage terminals between 2018 and 2022 which will help the country to boost its crude oil exports.”

Iraq is expected to spend an aggregate amount of US$2bn on new build oil storage terminals over the forecast period. The country’s storage capacity is expected to increase by 311.4 thousand cu/m from 1,560 thousand cu/m in 2017 to 1,871.4 thousand cu/m in 2022 at an AAGR of 3.6 per cent.

In terms of capex, Jazan terminal in Saudi Arabia, Jask in Iran, Bin Umar in Iraq, and Jazan in Saudi Arabia are the top planned and announced oil storage terminals in the Middle East for the outlook period.

In terms of capacity, Jask in Iran, Ras Markaz Crude Oil Park terminal in Oman and Al Muajjiz terminal in Saudi Arabia are the top three planned and announced oil storage terminals by 2022.

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