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Hydrate Inhibitors Market Research Report - Forecast till 2030

Hydrate Inhibitors Market: Information by Type (Thermodynamic Hydrate Inhibitors [Methanol, Monoethylene Glycol and others] and Low-Dosage Hydrate Inhibitors [Kinetic Hydrate Inhibitors (KHI), Anti-Agglomerants (AAs) and Hybrid]), Application (Onshore Operation and Offshore Operation) and Region (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa) - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/7322-CR | February 2020 | Region: Global | 286 pages

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Hydrate Inhibitors Market Overview:

Hydrate Inhibitors Market was valued at USD 285 Million and is projected to register a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period. 

Natural gas and crude oil are some of the most valuable industries that are capable of making a lot of money. These industries are running regularly, proving the world with fuel and so every device, machinery, or chemical needed in the process would be in high demand. Hydrate inhibitors are substances that are used during the process of extracting crude oil and natural gas. The hydrate inhibitors Market is expected to grow further shortly as it is of a greater application in industries. They are used to reduce hydrate formation during the extraction process and avoid problems such as blockage and formation of hydrate plug. As such hydrate inhibitors have many applications in many big industries.

The value of the Hydrate Inhibitors Market highly depends on the consumption of natural gas and crude oil and other products produced by other such industries that use hydrate inhibitors to reduce the hydrate formation in the process.

COVID-19 Analysis:

COVID-19 has affected various markets severely while some markets got a boom due to its occurrence. Even during the pandemic, the whole world was using fuel as before. There was a moderate effect of the outbreak of a deadly virus and the imposition of a complete lockdown around the globe. Moreover, the value of hydrate inhibitors depends on the production of crude oil and natural gas. Uses of natural gas and products of crude oil do not affect the hydrate inhibitors market directly as the hydrate inhibitors serve their purpose during the process of production. And demand for fuel is running high in the world.

During the pandemic, people around the globe are using a personal vehicle for moving around more than public transport which again contributes to the higher consumption of fuel.

Competitive Landscape:

Different companies and top players of the market have adapted to new strategies according to recent times to report growth and expansion of the market. The competition between top players or holders of the market also helps in the development and growth of the market. The distribution of top companies is around different regions. However, key players of the hydrate inhibitors market are-

  • Halliburton

  • Ashland Global Specialty Chemicals Inc.

  • Ecolab Inc.

  • Baker Hughes Inc.

  • Innospec Inc.

  • JSC Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat


  • Evonik Industries AG

  • Clariant AG

  • Gas Hydrate LLC

  • Schlumberger Limited.

Market Dynamics:

Drivers: The factors that derive the growth of a market are called drivers. The hydrate inhibitors market is growing at a very good rate and the factors contributing to its growth are:

  • Increased demand for low-dosage hydrate inhibitors: Low-dosage hydrate inhibitors have increased demand in the market as low dosage directly means less consumption which will save money for oil industries and higher demand will profit the Hydrate Inhibitors Market. Apart from this, they reduce the harm that is caused to the environment during its use.

  • Advancement in the drilling of gas hydrates: As drilling in gas hydrates was considered risky, advancement in technology made drilling easy in gas hydrate reservoirs which then increased the use of hydrate inhibitors and hence, profited the hydrate inhibitors market.

  • Increase in use of crude oil and natural gas: One of the major growth drivers of the Hydrate Inhibitors Market is the increased use of crude oil and natural gas. These fuels are used in big commercial industries and their refined form is used around the world which directly increases the demand for hydrate inhibitors as more demand will increase consumption and more consumption will increase production.

Opportunities: As hydrate inhibitors have necessary applications in oil production industries and mechanical industries, opportunities for the Hydrate Inhibitors Market can be expected high.

  • The development of low-dosage hydrate inhibitors and all different types increased the consumption and demand of the hydrate inhibitors. If further developments are made in the existing type then this will directly benefit the market.

Restraints: The hydrate inhibitors play an important role in big commercial industries such as the production of crude oil and natural gas which makes them a necessary element of the process. However, some restraints of hydrate inhibitors come in the way of the growth of the market.

  • Environment issues are caused due to the use of Anti-Agglomerants (AA): Anti-Agglomerants (AA) are used to prevent the sticking of hydrate inhibitor crystals which means these are important to use. Although, it causes harm to the environment and thus becomes a huge restraint.

Challenges: Challenges are always there to make better efforts and produce better results every other try. The biggest challenge for the Hydrate Inhibitors Market is the increasing demand in the near future. Making new strategies to meet the demand could only solve the problem. 

Regulatory Implications:

Hydrate inhibitors are common chemicals and laws and regulations are always laid to production to consumption and use of the chemical. Hydrate inhibitors are used to reduce the hydrate formation during production and extraction of crude oil and natural gas which again is a process that is kept under high surveillance. Strict regulations put overuse of hydrate inhibitors during the production of natural gas and crude oil as they highly affect the environment in a bad way.

Regulations over the hydrate inhibitor market are different as certain rules and regulations are applied at different stages of production and sales. These rules are important to regulate the proper flow of work in the market and so no misuse of the chemicals is made.

Segment Overview:

The Hydrate Inhibitors Market segment overview gives a detailed description of the Hydrate Inhibitors Market by different segments.

  • By type- There are different segments of the Hydrate Inhibitors Market based on type- Thermodynamic hydrate inhibitors, methanol, low-dosage hydrate inhibitors, Monoethylene glycol, Kinetic hydrate inhibitors, Anti-Agglomerates (AA), hybrid, and others.

  • By region- The Hydrate Inhibitors Market is segmented into five major parts by region that are- North America, Asia-Pacific region, Europe, South America, East, and Middle Africa.

  • By applications- Hydrate inhibitors are majorly divided into two segments which are onshore application and offshore application.

Regional Analysis:

The hydrate inhibitors market regional analysis will survey the distribution of the market over different regions of the world. This analysis helps to understand the global leading region of the market and answer the question that which reason produces and consumes and demands the largest share of the market. The top regions of the market are:

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

  • Latin America

  • The Middle East and Africa

In 2017, North America, particularly the USA, reported the highest market value of hydrate inhibitors, touching the value level of USD 99.1 million. Between 2018 and 2025, the Asia-Pacific region is projected to report the highest value and demand for hydrate inhibitors.

Recent Development:

Constant developments have been made in the Hydrate inhibitors market as hydrate inhibitors are an important element that is used in big commercial industries. Advancement in its formulations to make its uses and results better has been done and that advancement has derived the growth of the market.

According to India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB) has sanctioned US$ 37.04 million for the National Gas Hydrate Program (NGHP) in 2016. Activities like this program are shared between OIDB, ONGC, Oil India, and Indian Oil Corporation for the development of hydrate inhibitors offshore.

Report Overview:

The hydrate inhibitor market report covers all the aspects that introduce the market overview and give an understanding of the status of the market. This report covers topics such as market drivers, restraints, market challenges, segment overview, regional analysis, and all other subjects that describe the trends and development of the market.

The report shares the growth and value of the hydrate inhibitor market. Hydrate inhibitors are used in one of the top-earning industries and they play an important role during the process and production of crude oil and natural gas.  North America has been reported as the region with the highest consumption of hydrate inhibitors. Many developments have been done to increase the market value and widen the application of hydrate inhibitors to expand the market.

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 285 Million
  CAGR   7%(2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022 to 2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type, Application and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Halliburton, Ashland Global Specialty Chemicals Inc., Ecolab Inc., Baker Hughes Inc., Innospec Inc., JSC Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat, BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG, Clariant AG, Gas Hydrate LLC, Schlumberger Limited.
  Key Market Opportunities   As hydrate inhibitors have necessary applications in oil production industries and mechanical industries, opportunities for the Market can be expected high.
  Key Market Drivers

  • Increased demand for low-dosage hydrate inhibitors.
  • Increase in use of crude oil and natural gas.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    hydrate inhibitor market is expected to grow at the rate of 7.70%.

    In 2017, North America was recorded as the dominant region of the hydrate inhibitor market. During the period 2018-2025, the Asia-Pacific region has expected to show rapid growth in the market and hence, become the global leading region of the hydrate inhibitor market.

    The major factors driving the growth of the hydrate inhibitor market are increased demand for low-dosage hydrate inhibitors and secondly, advancement in gas hydrates drilling technology.