Global Process Gas Compressors Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Process Gas Compressors market by Type (Oil Injected, Oil-Free), End User (Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Power Generation), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Global process gas compressors market
Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America


2.87 %

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Market Overview

The Process Gas Compressors market was valued at USD 4840 million in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 5736.24 million by 2026, at a CAGR of 2.87% over the forecast period 2021 - 2026.

  • Technological advancement in compression techniques has a profound influence over the compression capabilities of the equipment and subsequently is expected to drive the process gas compressor market growth during the forecast period.
  • Moreover, the rise in the adoption of robust and energy-efficient equipment is also expected to fuel the demand for air compressors in the industry. In addition, the equipment requires the application of sophisticated technology with high technical expertise for designing high power rated and efficient air compression equipment.
  • Consequently, the high cost of installation and maintenance for the equipment is expected to hinder the market growth of the process gas compressor market in the coming years. However, the increase in production activities from Asia-Pacific and LAMEA is expected to provide profitable business opportunities to the manufacturers during the forecast period.
  • In the case of North America, the newly found shale gas resources and National OCS leasing programs are strengthening their import and export activities racing them to the top of the charts. This upbeat in the oil & gas industry is expected to improve with further strengthening oil prices in the near future, opening up opportunities to the process gas compressors market.
  • The demand from the healthcare sector is expected to experience a surge in 2020 owing to the increased demand for ventilators in the wake of CoVID-19.

Scope of the Report

Process gas compression is an advanced procedure in the industrial usage for pressurizing and circulating gas through a cylinder, to enhance conditions for a chemical reaction. The extensive applications of the equipment are found in the midstream oil & gas industry, chemical/petrochemical industry, healthcare industry, and metal processing sector of the manufacturing industry. Process gas compressor increases the pressure of a process gas such as ethylene, argon, hydrogen, helium, oxygen, fluorine, neon. and xenon among others, by reducing the volume of the process gas. 

By Type
Oil Injected
Oil Free
By End User
Oil & Gas
Power Generation
Industrial Gases
North America
Latin America
Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Oil & Gas Industry to Hold Major Share

  • The oil & gas industry is anticipated to hold major share owing to the growing consumption of natural gas. Consumption of natural gas worldwide is projected to increase from 120 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 2012 to 203 Tcf in 2040, according to the International Energy Outlook 2016 (IEO2016) Reference case.
  • Process gas compressor demand in the midstream oil and gas industry is also expected to grow with the increase in exports and imports by gas producing countries such as the US and Russia and gas-consuming countries such as China and the European Union respectively.
  • Global Oil and Gas trunk pipelines are expected to grow from 1.9 million km in 2019 to 2.2 million km by 2023, showing a total growth of 13.4%. Asia and North America lead in this data with a total of approximately .14 million km growth in pipeline length according to announced and planned projects, this trend is expected to show positive signs for process gas compressor market in coming years. 
  • In the US there has been a significant reduction in the share of energy production from coal, which is being gradually replaced by energy production from gas. The share of energy production from gas rose from 27.5% in 2014 to 35.1% in 2018, this indicates growth for process gas compressor market growth in the Oil and Gas Industry.
  • A similar rise in process gas demand for energy production can be seen globally, with more growth rates in developing countries such as India, China, Mexico, etc.

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Asia-Pacific to Witness Fastest Growth

  • The Asia Pacific has shown the fastest growth rate corresponding to the industrial and consumer market growth of India and China and also the gas demand growth from developed countries such as Australia.
  • Recent developments in the field of Pipeline and City Gas Distribution by India is expected to be a major part of process gas compressor market growth in the Asia-Pacific region. India is expected to bring online 34,384 km of new-build pipelines by 2023.
  • CNG outlets are a big market for process gas compressors, in India, the demand for CNG has grown from 2,037 thousand metric tonnes in 2014-2015 to 3,076 thousand metric tonnes in 2018-2019. This demand is expected to increase the scope of the process gas compressor market in India.
  • India’s investment in the refining and petrochemicals industry is expected to pave a way for the process gas compressor market in India. The refining capacity of India grew to 22495.43 TMT in March 2019, an increase of 6.51% from March 2018
  • China’s commitment towards reducing pollution by substituting energy production from coal with renewable energy and energy production from gas has led to a constant rise in gas demand over the years, making it the world’s 3rd largest country in terms of gas consumption.
  • The refining capacity of China is also on the rise, with a recent contract for 1 MTA ethylene and refinery expansion project of Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical.

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Competitive Landscape

The companies in the market are focusing on organic growth strategies such as product launches, product approvals, and patent filing. The inorganic growth strategies witnessed were partnerships & collaborations, and mergers & acquisitions. These activities have paved path for the expansion of business and customer base.

March 2020 - Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. completed the merger with the Ingersoll Rand Industrial segment at the end of the day on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The newly combined company, named Ingersoll Rand Inc. (“Ingersoll Rand”), began trading Monday, March 2, on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “IR”.

April 2020 - Ingersoll Rand Inc. employees in Lonate, Italy, raced to manufacture 26 Gardner Denver compressors for a London hospital in need,” according to Enrique M. Viseras, vice president and general manager of its Industrial Technologies and Services, EMEIA business, indicating large sudden rush for life-saving ventilators with pandemic COVID-19.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Global Investment in Oil & Gas

      2. 4.2.2 Growing Demand for Energy Efficient Compressors

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Environmental Concerns

    4. 4.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Oil Injected

      2. 5.1.2 Oil Free

    2. 5.2 By End User

      1. 5.2.1 Oil & Gas

      2. 5.2.2 Manufacturing

      3. 5.2.3 Power Generation

      4. 5.2.4 Industrial Gases

      5. 5.2.5 Healthcare

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Atlas Copco Group

      2. 6.1.2 Ingersoll Rand Inc

      3. 6.1.3 General Electric Company

      4. 6.1.4 Siemens AG

      5. 6.1.5 Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co Ltd

      6. 6.1.6 Kaeser Kompressoren GmbH

      7. 6.1.7 Sullair LLC

      8. 6.1.8 Bauer Kompressoren GmbH

      9. 6.1.9 Howden Group

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Process Gas Compressors Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Global Process Gas Compressors Market is growing at a CAGR of 2.87% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

  • Atlas Copco Group
  • Ingersoll Rand Inc.
  • General Electric Company
  • Siemens AG
  • Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co Ltd

Are the major companies operating in Global Process Gas Compressors Market.

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