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Ireland downstream oil long-term outlook 2016



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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.

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Tables and charts

This report includes 31 images and tables including:


  • Key demand indicators
  • Demand forecast
  • Gross fuel margins parameters
  • Forecast unit net margins
  • Infrastructure: Table 1
  • Whitegate refinery profile
  • Network size and structure
  • Retail outlets by brand
  • Market shares
  • Margins: Table 2


  • 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
  • Key trading countries/regions 2015
  • Gasoline - Net importer
  • Jet/Kero - Net importer
  • Diesel/Gasoil - Net importer
  • Fuel oil - Net exporter
  • Means of primary distribution
  • Crude input slate - 2015
  • Demand: Image 6
  • Retail fuel volumes
  • 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

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