Recovery in Oil & Gas Production to Support Corrosion Inhibitor Demand


Cleveland, OH, February 16, 2021  — Demand for corrosion inhibitors in the US is forecast to increase 1.2% yearly in volume terms through 2024, according to Corrosion Inhibitors: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Advances will largely reflect an anticipated recovery in oil and gas production following the sharp drop in 2020. Rising natural gas prices will support natural gas production and related demand for corrosion inhibitors. Faster gains will be prevented by oil prices, which are expected to remain relatively low. Evolving trends in water usage, environmental regulations, and power generation technology will continue to increase demand for higher performing products that better balance scale and corrosion control; wastewater treatment needs; and health, safety, and environmental considerations.

These and other key insights are featured in Corrosion Inhibitors: United States. This report forecasts to 2024 US corrosion inhibitor demand in pounds. Total demand is segmented by market in terms of:

  • oil and gas production
  • chemicals manufacturing
  • municipal water treatment
  • petroleum refining
  • fuel and lubricant additives
  • metals
  • power generation
  • pulp and paper
  • other markets such as cement and concrete, food and beverages, and textiles

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2009 to 2019.

Both water treatment corrosion inhibitors and product additives are in-scope, although anticorrosive coatings are not included. For the purposes of this report, corrosion inhibitors include chemicals that provide only corrosion protection and those that inhibit corrosion in addition to providing other functions.

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