Asia is expected to lead the global liquids storage capacity growth, contributing about 49% of the total global capacity growth by 2024. The region is likely to add 56.8 million m3 of liquids storage capacity by 2024, says GlobalData.
The company’s report, ‘Global Liquids Storage Industry Outlook to 2024 – Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook with Details of All Operating and Planned Terminals’, reveals that the global liquids storage capacity is expected to increase by 115.2 million m3, from 1.292 billion m3 in 2020 to about 1.407 billion m3 by 2024. Out of the total global capacity additions, 102.3 million m3 is likely to come from new-build planned and announced projects, while the remaining 12.9 million m3 is expected to come from expansions of active projects.
Adithya Rekha, Oil and Gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Out of Asia’s total liquids storage capacity additions of 56.8 million m3 by 2024, 52.2 million m3 is likely to come from new-build projects while expansion of existing projects are expected to contribute the rest 4.6 million m3 by 2024. China, Indonesia and India account for most of the capacity additions in the region with a combined total of 45.7 million m3 by 2024.”
GlobalData expects Middle East to occupy the second place in terms of liquids storage capacity additions by 2024. The region is expected to contribute about 19% of the global liquids storage capacity growth with total capacity additions of 22.3 million m3 by 2024. In the Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Iran are the top contributors of almost 84% of the capacity additions with 18.7 million m3.
Rekha concludes: “North America closely follows Middle East in terms of liquids storage capacity additions by 2024 with 21.3 million m3. The US alone accounts for more than 87% of North America’s liquid storage capacity additions with 18.7 million m3 by 2024.”
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