Global Fuel Oil Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product (Distillate Fuel Oil, Residual Fuel Oil), By Application (Transportation, Petrochemical Industry), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2032

Industry: Chemicals & Materials


Global Fuel Oil Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Global Fuel Oil Market Size was valued at USD 172.7 Billion in 2022.
  • The Market Size is growing at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2022 to 2032
  • The Worldwide Fuel Oil Market Size is expected to reach USD 276.4 Billion by 2032
  • North America is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period

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The Global Fuel Oil Market Size is anticipated to exceed USD 276.4 Billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2022 to 2032.

The widespread use of oil in the agricultural sector, the petrochemical sector, power generation, domestic waterways, and road transportation are major factors driving market growth. Furthermore, economic development in several countries around the world is a key factor driving market growth.              


Market Overview

Fuel oil additionally referred to as furnace oil, is a yellowish to light-brown liquid mixture made up of crude oil distillation residues. The oil is mainly utilized in steam boilers on ships, power plants, and industrial plants around the world. In order to achieve the desired flash point and viscosity, the oil is typically blended with other petroleum fractions. Fuel oils are divided into two types: residual fuel oil and distillate fuel oil. During the distillation process, the distillate fuel oil is vaporized and condensed, so it has a specific boiling range and does not contain high boiling components. The residual fuel oils are made up of deposits from the crude distillation of thermal cracking and are generally more complex in terms of impurities and composition than distillate fuel oils. The rising demand for electricity for both domestic and commercial purposes, as well as the increasing use of oil in furnaces and boilers for residential and commercial buildings, will likely fuel market growth.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the global fuel oil market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the fuel oil market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the fuel oil market.


Global Fuel Oil Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 172.7 Billion
Forecast Period:2022-2032
Forecast Period 2022-2032 CAGR:4.8%
2032 Value Projection:USD 276.4 Billion
Historical Data for:2019-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:120
Segments covered:COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product, By Application, and By Region
Companies Covered: Chevron Corp., BP PLC, JXTG Holdings Inc., Exxon Mobil Corp, PJSC LUKOIL, P.T., Pertamina, Qatar Petroleum, Reliance Industries Ltd., Shell PLC, SK Innovation Co. Ltd., Gazprom Neft PJSC, Total S.A., Rosneft, PetroChina, Petrobras, Others, and Key venders
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact,Challenges, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

Fuel oil demand is primarily driven by economic growth and industrialization. As economies and industries grow, so does the demand for energy to power factories, offices, and transportation networks. The demand for fuel oil is influenced by industrial processes, manufacturing, and construction activities. The transportation sector, which includes road, rail, maritime, and aviation, is heavily reliant on fuel oil, particularly distillate fuel oil and diesel. As populations grow and urbanization continues, the demand for transportation services rises, resulting in higher fuel oil consumption.


Restraining Factors

The growing concern about environmental pollution and greenhouse gas emissions is one of the major restraints on the fuel oil market. Pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter are released during the combustion of fuel oil, contributing to air quality degradation and climate change. Stricter emissions regulations and commitments to reduce carbon footprints have resulted in a shift away from traditional fuel oils and toward cleaner fuels and alternative energy sources, which may limit demand for traditional fuel oils.


Market Segmentation

The Global Fuel Oil Market share is classified into product and application.

  • The distillate fuel oil segment accounted for the largest share in the global fuel oil market in 2022.  

The global fuel oil market is categorized by product into distillate fuel oil and residual fuel oil. Among these, the distillate fuel oil segment accounted for the largest share in the global fuel oil market in 2022. Distillate fuel oil is a refined petroleum product derived from crude oil distillation. When compared to residual fuel oil, it is a lighter and cleaner fuel. Distillate fuel oil is commonly used in a variety of applications.   


  • The transportation segment accounted for the largest share in 2022.

Based on the application, the global fuel oil market is divided into transportation and petrochemical industry. Among these, the transportation segment accounted for the largest share in 2022. For various modes of transportation, the transportation industry consumes a significant amount of fuel oil, particularly distillate fuel oil and diesel. This includes automobiles, trains, ships, and aircraft.     


Regional Segment Analysis of the Global Fuel Oil Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


Asia Pacific holds the largest share of the global Fuel Oil market in 2022.


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Asia Pacific holds the largest share of the global fuel oil market in 2022. Due to its rapid economic growth, industrialization, and extensive transportation networks, the Asia-Pacific region is the largest consumer of fuel oil. China, India, Japan, and South Korea are heavy users of fuel oil for power generation, transportation, and industrial processes. Factors such as urbanization, expanding industries, and rising vehicle ownership drive demand for fuel oil in this region.


North America is expected to grow at the fastest pace in the global fuel oil market during the forecast period. North America has a well-developed transportation sector and industries, which contribute to the country's high fuel oil consumption. The United States, in particular, consumes a significant amount of distillate fuel oil due to its extensive road transportation network, trucking industry, and power generation.       

Competitive Analysis:


The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global fuel oil market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • Chevron Corp.
  • BP PLC
  • JXTG Holdings Inc.
  • Exxon Mobil Corp
  • Pertamina
  • Qatar Petroleum
  • Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • Shell PLC
  • SK Innovation Co. Ltd.
  • Gazprom Neft PJSC
  • Total S.A.
  • Rosneft
  • PetroChina
  • Petrobras
  • Others


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Developments

  • In January 2023, BP PLC announced plans to increase its investment in the onshore oil and gas industry in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. The company plans to increase its investment by USD 2.4 billion in 2023, a 14% increase from USD 1.7 billion in 2022. The investment is expected to lower the country's fuel costs.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the Global Fuel Oil Market based on the below-mentioned segments: 


Global Fuel Oil Market, By Product

  • Distillate Fuel Oil
  • Residual Fuel Oil


Global Fuel Oil Market, By Application

  • Transportation
  • Petrochemical Industry


Global Fuel Oil Market, By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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