Vapor Recovery Units Market

Global Vapor Recovery Units Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment by Technology, Application, Process, End-Use, Region, and Country – Forecast 2022 – 2032

The market is expected to generate an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 699.4 Mn between 2022 and 2032

Category: Chemicals & Materials Published Date : October 2022 ID: CVC-00275 Format: PDF Pages: 320

Vapor Recovery Units Market Size Analysis

According to a research survey conducted by ChemView Consulting, in 2022, the Global Vapor Recovery Units Market was worth US$ 1,202.1 Mn and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period. The market is expected to hit US$ 2,132.6 Mn by 2032 end. From 2017–2021, when the market’s CAGR was 4.4%, the market underwent significant growth.

A vapor recovery unit (VRU) is a device that collects Vapors that may be used again in industrial settings to make fuels like oil, natural gas, and other types of energy. Vapor recovery units are mostly utilized in upstream and downstream processes in the chemical process sector.

The recovery of the oil and gas industry from the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects, stricter regulations, and rising production of oil and gas and petrochemicals, among other factors, are all contributing to an increase in demand for Vapor recovery units globally. The market expansion coincides with the development of the oil and gas sector. However, the global COVID-19 epidemic caused a drop in the market in 2020.

Market Dynamic


The necessity for Vapor recovery units has increased as crude oil storage tanks are being built more often worldwide. These tanks temporarily store oil to steady the flow between producing wells and pipelines.

End users are installing more Vapor recovery units due to the steady rise in upstream projects and oil and gas exploration operations. The oil and gas and maritime sectors are seeking “alternative techniques” to comply with the standards due to more stringent environmental restrictions restricting the emission of GHG and other VOCs. As a result, the oil and gas sector anticipates a sharp increase in demand for Vapor recovery units throughout the projection period.


Vapor recovery units are placed in oil and gas facilities to prevent the emission of VOCs; these units are often customized to meet the needs of the plants. These units, which range in capacity, are deployed at various points in upstream and downstream applications. Each unit’s design, component procurement, and installation become expensive due to customization, variation in sizes, capacities, and changing processing parameters. As a result, Vapor recovery unit installation costs are higher than other units.

Vapor Recovery Units Market

Market Segments Covered in Report

By Technology:

  • Membrane Separation
  • Adsorption
  • Condensation
  • Absorption

By Application:

  • Marine Loading
  • Truck Loading
  • Railcar Loading
  • Pipelines
  • Storage Tank Vents

By Process:

  • Upstream
  • Downstream

By End-Use:

  • Oil & Gas Compressors
  • Landfills
  • Brewery and Food Processing
  • Others

By Region and Country:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Rest of Middle East)
  • Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Rest of Africa)

Segment-Wise Analysis

Which technology segment of Vapor Recovery Units is projected to rise during the projection period?

Over the projection period, demand for Vapor recovery units using membrane separation technology is anticipated to be at its peak. The need for membrane separation technology is expected to continue strong due to its cost-effective operational and installation costs compared to other technologies.

Additionally, since membrane separation technology-based Vapor recovery units are simple to operate and install, end customers are increasingly choosing them for upstream applications. VRUs with membrane separation technology have a greater recovery rate and much lower maintenance costs.

Why is the marine loading segment expected to expand the fastest during the forecast period?

Railcar and maritime loading are anticipated to expand significantly throughout the projection period. The rising use of crude oil in these industries supports growth in these areas.

The need for VRUs in upstream applications has increased due to the expansion of upstream projects across North America and the Middle East. The high cost of these Vapor recovery systems upstream will thus be the main factor driving upstream sector development.

The use of Vapor recovery units in the oil and gas industries has also been boosted by rising oil output and development in oil exploration units and refineries.

Region-Wise Analysis

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

  • North America is anticipated to hold more than 61.0% of the worldwide market for Vapor recovery units by 2021, making it the most profitable region.
  • With approximately 10.4% of the market in 2021, the Asia Pacific outside of Japan is anticipated to be the second-largest market for Vapor recovery devices. Manufacturers of Vapor recovery units should expect modest growth prospects due to rising oil and gas exploration in India.
  • The number of oil exploration units and refineries in the United States is increasing due to rising oil output and consumption. The main reasons encouraging the expansion of the U.S. Vapor recovery units market are the increase in storage batteries and tanks and the rising volatility in crude oil prices.

Competition Analysis

The market for Vapor recovery systems is anticipated to be highly fragmented. The market now has many top companies, which has raised competition and led to more product releases.

Several businesses are seeking strategic mergers and acquisitions to increase their worldwide footprint. To fulfill the emission regulations, tier-1 players are simultaneously expanding their sales channels and launching cutting-edge products.

Some of the key developments that have taken place in the Vapor Recovery Units Market include:

  • In march 2021, SCS Technologies revealed a brand-new line of environmentally friendly products for their Vapor recovery machines. The business created a best-in-class Vapor recovery system to comply with EPA 0000a rules through a recent purchase.
  • In November 2021, For wet cooling towers, InventHelp Inventor unveiled a revolutionary Vapor recovery system (HUN-1025). This method will aid in boosting the amount of cooling tower process water that can be collected, minimizing the environmental effect.

A list of some of the key suppliers present in the market are:

 Global Vapor Recovery Units Market 2022-2032: Report Coverage and Highlights

  • Assessment of the historical and current market size (2017-2021), market projections (2022-2032), and its contribution to the parent market
  • Key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and key emerging trends impacting market growth
  • Predictions on critical supply, demand, and technological trends and changes in consumer behavior
  • Value chain analysis (list of manufacturers, distributors, end-users, average profitability margins, etc.)
  • Segment-wise, country-wise, and region-wise market analysis
  • Competition mapping, market share analysis, key strategies adopted by top players, and competitive tactical intelligence
  • Key product innovations and regulatory framework
  • Covid-19 impact on the market and how to navigate
  • Strategic market analysis and recommendations on crucial winning strategies
Research ScopeDetails
Forecast period2022-2032
Historical data available for2017-2021
Market analysisUSD Million for Value and Tons for Volume, and CAGR from 2022 to 2032
Key regions coveredNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
Key countries coveredUS, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt
Key segments coveredBy Technology, Application, Process, End-Use, and Region
Customization scopeAvailable upon Request
Pricing and purchase optionsAvailable upon Request