Norway Oil and Gas Downstream Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Process Type (Refineries and Petrochemicals Plants)

Market Snapshot

Norway oil and gas downstream - market summary
Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:



>1.86 %

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Market Overview

The oil and gas downstream market in Norway is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 1.86% during the forecast period of 2020 – 2025. Increasing consumption of petroleum products is expected to boost the demand for the Norway oil and gas downstream market during the forecast period. However, a decrease in the production of oil along with the high volatility of oil prices is expected to restrain the market in the period.

  • Refining capacity is expected to remain stagnant in the country due to no new refinery being proposed or any existing facility being expanded as of 2019. The government has also pushed towards decreasing dependence of oil and gas, which has further lead to stagnation of the market.
  • Increasing the need to decrease the sulfur content in the oil to comply with the EU guidelines has lead to the requirement of better desulfurization plants all over Europe. A further requirement in the reduction of sulfur content is expected to act as an opportunity for the market players in the country.
  • Increasing oil consumption is expected to drive the market as the refineries are expected to be used at a higher throughput to refine the required amount of oil for the country, which may eventually lead to an increase in the investments in the market.

Scope of the report

The Norway oil and gas downstream market report includes:

Process Type
Petrochemical Plants

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Key Market Trends

Refining Capacity to Remain Stagnant

  • The refining capacity, in the country, has remained stagnant in the 2015 - 2018 period at 342 thousand barrels per day. This is due to no new refining capacity being added to the country from investments.
  • Norway has two major refining facilities: the 120,000–b/d refinery at Slagentangen, operated by ExxonMobil, and the almost 240,000–b/d Mongstad plant, operated by Equinor. Most of the output from both refineries are exported, and Norway is an important supplier of gasoline and diesel fuel to the European Union
  • The refining throughput in the country has increased slightly, by 1.7%, to 286 thousand barrels per day (kb/d), in 2018 from 281 kb/d, in 2017. The increase in throughput is expected to positively impact the growth of the market.
  • Therefore, the refining capacity in the country is expected to remain stagnant in the forecast period as there is very little new investment in the market.
Oil Refining Capacity

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Increasing Consumption of Oil to Drive the Market

  • Oil consumption in the country, increased, by 3.3%, from 9.8 million tonnes, in 2017 to 10.1 million tonnes, in 2018. Natural gas consumption, in the country, remained stagnant, at 3.9 million tonnes oil equivalent, in the 2017 - 2018 period. An increase in the consumption of oil is expected to aid in the growth of the industry.
  • The Mongstad refinery is the largest in Norway, and medium-sized from a European perspective. Most of the refinery’s production consists of petrol, diesel, and aviation fuel. Enough gasoline is produced here to cover around four times Norway’s annual consumption. Approximately 75% of the total production is exported.
  • Tjeldbergodden industrial facility at Nordmore, Norway, with the production capacity of around 900,000 tonnes of methanol per year, is the largest methanol plant in Europe. Petrochemical plants have a broad base in the country and are expected to increase in the forecast period.
  • Therefore, Norway oil and gas downstream market is expected to grow in the forecast period owing to the increase in the consumption of oil in the country.
Oil Consumption - Norway Oil and Gas Downstream Market

Competitive Landscape

The Norway oil and gas downstream market is consolidated. Some of the major companies include EquinorASA, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, and Exxon Mobil Corporation

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the study

    2. 1.2 Market Definitions

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Installed Refining Capacity and Forecast, in thousand barrels per day, till 2025

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

    6. 4.6 Supply Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 PESTLE Analysis


    1. 5.1 Process Type

      1. 5.1.1 Refineries

      2. 5.1.2 Petrochemical Plants


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Exxon Mobil Corporation

      2. 6.3.2 Equinor ASA

      3. 6.3.3 Royal Dutch Shell PLC

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Norway Oil and Gas Downstream Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Norway Oil and Gas Downstream Market is growing at a CAGR of >1.86% over the next 5 years.

  • Equinor ASA
  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation

Are the major companies operating in Norway Oil and Gas Downstream Market.

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