Gas Compressors Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The market is segmented by Type (Positive Displacement and Dynamic Displacement), Application (Oil & Gas Industry, Power Sector, Petrochemical and Chemical Industries, Other End-Users), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Middle-East and Africa

Largest Market:

North America


Greater Than 3 %

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Market Overview

The global gas compressor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 3% over the forecast period 2020-2025. Factors such as growing demand for natural gas driven by 1.6% y-o-y gas demand till 2022, is likely to drive the gas compressor market during the forecast period. However, growing share of renewable energy in the total energy consumption is expected to restrain the growth of the market during the forecast period.

  • The midstream sector includes gas processing, gas pipeline transmission, and gas storage is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.
  • Rising electricity demand in emerging markets, such as India, China, Brazil, and Mexico are expected to drive the natural gas demand in the power generation sector, which in turn is expected to create a significant opportunity for the gas compressor manufacturers in the near future.
  • North America is expected to dominate the market with the majority of demand coming from the United States, and Canada.

Scope of the Report

The gas compressors market report include:

Positive Displacement
Dynamic Displacement
Lithium-based Battery
Oil & Gas
Power Sector
Petrochemical and Chemical Industries
Other End-Users
North America
South America
Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Oil and Gas Midstream Sector to Dominate the Market

  • The application of gas compressors in the midstream sector includes gas processing, gas pipeline transmission, and gas storage. Transport of gas in pipelines is a very effective way of transporting energy over large distances. By increasing the pressure of gas, compressors are used to help liquefy and transport natural gas from one location, or process, to another.
  • However, gas flowing in pipe suffers from pressure losses that increase with flow velocity and the length of the pipe. Therefore, every 50 to 100 miles, a compressor station is necessary to re-compress the gas and compensate for the pressure losses.
  • In 2018, operators planned to complete roughly 11,936 miles of gas pipelines, worldwide. Whereas, for projects completed after 2018, companies planned to lay more than 24,731 miles of pipeline. Therefore, with the increase in the pipeline construction activities, the demand for compressors within the midstream sector is expected to increase, during the forecast period.
  • LNG contracting activity rebounded in 2018 to reach its highest level in five years, with a total of 123 bcm/y of concluded contracts. Much of this increase relates to the development and financing of new liquefaction projects.
  • Hence, with the growing pipeline activities, the midstream sector is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.

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North America to Dominate the Market

  • The United States holds approximately 6.0% of the world's proven crude gas reserves. Production of oil and natural gas has expanded rapidly in recent years, owing to development of unconventional resources, easing the country's heavy dependency on foreign sources of energy.
  • Natural gas production in 2018 grew by an average rate of 11.53% y-o-y. Approximately, one-third of the natural gas output in the United States was derived from crude-focused associated plays, with more than 288 mcm/d produced from the more oil-rich Bakken, Eagle Ford, Niobara, and Permian Shale plays, in 2018. A rising gas oil (GOR) ratio implies that continued investment in these plays may result in further growth of natural gas supply, over the forecast period.
  • Natural gas production in the United States is likely to remain high over the next decade, driven by increasingly cost-effective developments, particularly within associated shale gas plays. Further, increase in gas production is supported by the strong LNG exports and rising domestic demand from both, the petrochemical and power sectors.
  • Growing export capacity through, both, pipelines and LNG terminals are expected to propel total natural gas net exports, throughout the forecast period. New LNG liquefaction terminals are likely to supply the majority of exports. Combined with the other approved terminals, total LNG export capacity is expected to grow to over 97 mmtpa, by the end of 2020.
  • With, both, LNG and pipeline export capacity set to expand over the coming years, the United States is expected to become a net exporter of natural gas in 2019.
  • The developments from upstream and midstream in the country is expected to create additional demand for gas compressors, over the forecast period, helping the country to maintain its market position in the region.
  • Moreover, over the past five years, the geographic focus of oil production shifted from United States to Canada.
  • The Oil Pipeline Transportation industry grew mainly driven by steady oil production. Directional drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and other advanced drilling techniques have increased the number of profitable oil reserves.
  • Further, Canada's pipeline system is highly interconnected with the US pipeline system. This relationship has served both countries well in terms of the pipeline networks and will continue to do so in the future with many expansions and new pipeline projects planned.
  • Hence, this is expected create new opportunities for additional pipeline capacity during the forecast period, thereby, boosting the gas compressors market in the region.

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Competitive Landscape

The gas compressors market is moderately fragmented. Some of the key players in this market include Ariel Corporation, Atlas Copco AB, Bauer Compressors Inc., Burckhardt Compression Holding AG, and Gardner Denver Inc.

Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD billion, till 2025

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

    6. 4.6 Supply Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.7.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.7.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.7.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.7.4 Threat of Substitutes Products and Services

      5. 4.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Positive Displacement

      2. 5.1.2 Dynamic Displacement

      3. 5.1.3 Lithium-based Battery

    2. 5.2 End-User

      1. 5.2.1 Oil & Gas

      2. 5.2.2 Power Sector

      3. 5.2.3 Petrochemical and Chemical Industries

      4. 5.2.4 Other End-Users

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Ariel Corporation

      2. 6.3.2 Atlas Copco AB

      3. 6.3.3 Bauer Compressors Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 Burckhardt Compression Holding AG

      5. 6.3.5 Gardner Denver Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 General Electric Company

      7. 6.3.7 HMS Group

      8. 6.3.8 Howden Group Ltd

      9. 6.3.9 Ingersoll Rand PLC

      10. 6.3.10 Siemens AG

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

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