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Refining Industry To 2017 - Asia-Pacific, Middle East And Africa To Emerge As Key Regions For Infrastructure Investments For Capacity Additions

6.1.1 Growth of Refining Industry in North America, 2000–2017 72

6.1.2 North America Refinery Throughput and Utilization Rates, 2000–2010 74

6.1.3 Key Upcoming Refineries in North America, 2012–2017 75

6.1.4 North America Refining industry – Competitive Overview 76

6.2 North America Refining Industry, Key Trends and Challenges 78

6.2.1 The US will Continue its Dominance in the World Refining Market 78

6.2.2 Stringent Environment Regulations and Increasing Investment Costs Affecting Refining Industry Growth 78

6.2.3 Heavy and Sour Crude Oil Supply Poses Challenge for North American Refineries 78

6.2.4 Refining Industry Growth in Asia-Pacific and Middle East will Affect the North American Oil Refining Companies 78

6.3 orth America Refining Industry, Geographic Analysis 79

6.3.1 The US 80

6.3.2 Canada 90

7 Middle East and Africa Refining Industry – Regional Market Scenario 94

7.1 Middle East and Africa Refining Industry, Market Overview 94

7.1.1 Growth of Refining Industry in the Middle East and Africa, 2000–2017 94

7.1.2 Middle East and Africa Refinery Throughput and Utilization Rates, 2000–2010 97

7.1.3 Key Upcoming Refineries in the Middle East and Africa, 2012–2017 98

7.1.4 Middle East and Africa Refining Industry – Competitive Overview 99

7.2 Middle East and Africa Refining Industry, Key Trends and Challenges 102

7.2.1 NOCs will Play a Major Role in the Growth of Refining Industry in the Region 102

7.2.2 Refineries will be Required to Upgrade to Process Heavier and Sour Crude 102

7.2.3 Refiners Need to Comply with Strict Market Regulations in Target Countries 102

7.3 Middle East and Africa Refining Industry, Geographic Analysis 103

7.3.1 Saudi Arabia 103

7.3.2 Iran 107

7.3.3 Iraq 110

8 South and Central America Refining Industry – Regional Market Scenario 113

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