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Ireland downstream oil long-term outlook 2016

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16 January 2017

Ireland downstream oil long-term outlook 2016

Report summary

Ireland was particularly badly affected by the global economic recession and more recently by the euro-zone debt crisis in terms of its impact on GDP and the overall level of economic activity. From a pre-recession level of over 9 Mt a year, oil demand fell by 16% in 2009 to 7.7 Mt, and slipped further to 6.4 Mt in 2012. Although there was a marginal recovery in 201, the oil demand outlook remains subdued. Within the fuels marketing sector Topaz Energy strengthened its position as market leader with the announcement at the end 2014 of the acquisition of ExxonMobil's downstream assets. In December 2015, Topaz itself was acquired by Canadian retail group Alimentation Couche-tard, owner of Statoil Fuel & Retail. Phillips 66's and Ireland's only refinery at Whitegate has also been sold to Canadian Irving Oil and the company has committed to keep the site operational.

Table of contents

    • Market drivers
    • Outlook
    • Gasoline
    • Kerosene
    • Gasoil and diesel oil
      • Gasoil and diesel demand by sector
    • Fuel oil
    • Regulatory issues
    • Product quality
    • Overall position - net importer
    • Fuels retailing
      • Volumes
      • Overall network development
      • Alimentation-Couche Tard (Topaz energy)
      • International oil majors
      • Hypermarkets
      • Independents
      • Network efficiency
      • Performance Pacesetters in The Retail Market
      • Non-fuel retailing
    • Commercial fuels
      • Motor fuels
      • Industrial and domestic gas oil
      • Aviation kerosene
      • LPG
      • Lubricants
      • Bitumen
    • Key issues influencing gross fuel margins
    • Key issues influencing net profitability
      • Retail fuels marketing
      • Commercial fuels marketing
    • Marketing gross fuel margins
      • Main products: monthly unit gross margins 2010 - 2015
      • Main products: annual average unit gross margins
    • Marketing net profitability
    • Distribution of oil products
    • Oil product storage infrastructure
    • Crude oil delivery
    • Country crude slate overview
    • Refining overview

Tables and charts

This report includes 31 images and tables including:

  • Key demand indicators
  • Total demand
  • Annual demand change
  • Demand by product
  • Demand by sector
  • Trade balance 2009 - 2015
  • Storage and distribution infrastructure
  • Car parc by fuel type
  • Fuel oil demand by sector
  • Demand forecast
  • Key trading countries/regions 2015
  • Gasoline - Net importer
  • Jet/Kero - Net importer
  • Diesel/Gasoil - Net importer
  • Fuel oil - Net exporter
  • Gross fuel margins parameters
  • Forecast unit net margins
  • Means of primary distribution
  • Infrastructure: Table 1
  • Crude input slate - 2015
  • Whitegate refinery profile
  • Demand: Image 6
  • Retail fuel volumes
  • Network size and structure
  • Retail outlets by brand
  • Market shares
  • Number of sites and average throughputs
  • Network effectiveness ratio: ratio of share of fuel sales to share of sites
  • Commercial transport diesel volumes
  • Margins: Image 1
  • Margins: Table 2

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