Liquid Waste Management Market Trends

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Market Trends of Liquid Waste Management Industry

Oil and Gas Segment to Dominate the Market

  • The oil and gas industry is among the most profitable industries. It meets all the energy demands across various industries, households, transportation, and other sectors. The oil and gas industry is facing environmental concerns, mainly with wastewater.
  • In refineries, the water consumption rate is very high for distilling crude into various fractions, such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and kerosene. Several wastewater streams are coming out of refineries, which typically include desalter water generated from washing raw crude before topping, sour water from steam stripping, and fractionating that comes in contact with crude, process water generated from product washing, regenerating catalyst, and dehydrogenation reactions.
  • Further, the oil and gas industry has a high water consumption rate, as it generates a large amount of wastewater in various operations, such as in hydrostatic testing water, which is consumed in the hydrostatic testing of pipelines to ensure pipeline safety and find any possible leaks. The process also includes the usage of chemical additives. Hence, hydro-test water should be treated before disposal into the sea or surface water.
  • Furthermore, in the oil and gas industry, water is employed in technologies like hydraulic fracturing. In this process, high-pressure water is used to open up the cracks or fractures into the tight formations of rocks, permitting petroleum gas and unrefined petroleum to stream to a well for recovery. The water used in the process often gets contaminated, and it needs to be treated for either disposing of or reuse.
  • According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2022, global oil production amounted to 93.9 million barrels per day in 2022, representing an increase of 4% compared to the previous year.
  • Further, China is increasing crude oil processing activities, which will be supported by following various upcoming refineries in the country.​ For instance, in March 2023, Saudi Aramco and its Chinese partners plan to start a full 10 USD billion refinery and petrochemical project in northeast China in 2026 to meet the country's growing demand for fuel and petrochemicals.
  • Therefore, the factors above are expected to show a significant impact on the market in the coming years.
Liquid Waste Management Market:  Oil Production, Value in 1,000 Barrels per day, Global , 2019-2022

North America to Dominate the Market

  • North America represents the largest market, and it is also expected to be the fastest-growing market over the period due to the enactment of stringent norms and the presence of activities related to oil and gas production.
  • According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), crude oil production in the United States reached 12,462 thousand barrels in January 2023, compared to 12,115 thousand barrels annually in December 2022.
  • Further, EIA forecasted that crude oil production in the United States will average 12.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2023 and 12.8 million b/d in 2024. The United States is one of the leading countries globally in terms of exploration of unconventional crude oil reserves, indicating a huge opportunity for the studied market in the country.
  • Some of the liquid waste produced by the automotive industry includes used motor oil and used brake oil fluid. According to OICA, in 2022, around 10,060,339 vehicles were produced in the United States, witnessing an increasing growth rate of about 10% compared to the previous year.
  • Moreover, the liquid waste management market is very well regulated by agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). Several laws, including the Environmental Protection Act of 1993, mentioned guidelines to be carried out by companies, including undertaking Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and preparing Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
  • Therefore, the aforementioned factors are expected to impact the market in the coming years significantly.
Liquid Waste Management Market: Growth Rate by Region

Liquid Waste Management Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)