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Belgium downstream oil long-term outlook 2016

Belgium downstream oil long-term outlook 2016

Report summary

The Belgian oil products market is part of the Antwerp/ Rotterdam/ Amsterdam (ARA) oil refining, trading and storage hub. Entry barriers are therefore low and access to product supply relatively unconstrained. Refined products can be sourced either from the Total and ExxonMobil refineries at Antwerp itself or moved into Belgium by barge from refineries located in the Netherlands at Rotterdam and Vlissingen. The Belgian oil market is mature across most sectors with little or no long-term oil demand growth anticipated. Fuel prices are underpinned by the government-run ‘Contrat Programme' maximum price formula.

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The long-term outlook for the fuels marketing sector is influenced by many factors: oil product demand, the market structure, key companies and downstream infrastructure developments to name a few.

This long-term outlook report provides a country update of demand trends and an assessment of the key players and assets serving the market.

The report is based on in-depth research about oil product demand, individual market participants and assets and helps downstream operators, traders and financial institutions determine product trading strategies, optimise their assets and identify attractive investment opportunities.

With over 20 years of experience in the refining industry, Wood Mackenzie is a trusted global leader with a reputation for producing consistently reliable information. Our senior analysts are based in the markets they analyse. They use detailed research data to forecast, benchmark and recognise trends that will help both new and existing participants identify opportunities and avoid risks.

  • Executive summary
    • Market drivers
    • Outlook
  • Demand
    • Gasoline
    • Jet kerosene
    • Gas/diesel oil
    • Fuel oil
  • Policy and regulation
    • Regulatory issues
    • Product quality
  • Trade
    • Overall position - Net exporter
  • Market structure
    • Fuels retailing
      • Volumes
      • Overall network development
      • Hypermarket fuel outlets
      • International oil majors
        • Total
        • Kuwait Petroleum International (Q8)
        • ExxonMobil
        • Shell
        • European Forecourt Retail Group (EFR)
        • LUKOIL
      • Independent groups
      • Network efficiency
      • Performance pacesetters in the retail market
      • Non-fuel retailing
      • Commercial fuels
        • Motor fuels (gasoline and diesel)
      • Industrial/domestic gas oil
      • Aviation kerosene
      • Heavy fuel oil
      • LPG
      • Lubricants
      • Bitumen
  • Margins
    • Key issues influencing gross fuel margins
    • Main products: annual average unit gross margins
  • Infrastructure
    • Storage and distribution infrastructure
    • Storage capacity concentration
    • Independent petroleum product storage
    • Independent storage facilities in Belgium
    • Crude input slate - 2015

In this report there are 36 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Demand
    • Key demand indicators
    • Total demand
    • Annual demand change
    • Demand by product
    • Demand by sector
    • Car parc by fuel type
    • Gasoil and diesel demand by sector
    • Fuel oil demand by sector
    • Demand forecast
  • Policy and regulation
  • Trade
    • Trade balance 2009- 2015
    • Trade: Image 2
    • Gasoline - Net exporter
    • Jet/kero - Balanced
    • Diesel/gasoil - Balanced
    • Fuel oil - Balanced
  • Market structure
    • Retail fuel volumes
    • Retail network Size
    • Retail outlets by brand
    • Market shares
    • Network size and throughput per site
    • Network effectiveness ratio: ratio of share of fuel sales to share of sites
    • Commercial diesel volumes
  • Margins
    • Margins: Table 1
    • Main products: monthly unit gross margins 2010 - 2015
    • Margins: Table 2
    • Forecast unit net margins
  • Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure: Image 1
    • Means of primary distribution
    • Infrastructure: Table 1
    • Infrastructure: Table 2
    • Pipeline capacity and ownership
    • Infrastructure: Image 3
    • Antwerp (ExxonMobil) refinery
    • Antwerp refinery
    • Antwerp (Vitol) refinery
    • Total Raffinaderij Antwerpen refinery
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