• Multi-Client Research Study


U.S. Gasoline Detergent Additives, 1997-2004 examines all aspects of this complex and competitive market.

The study details the changes in gasoline composition and reports on the impact of RFG. It provides data on gasoline producers, production and market share, and quantifies and forecasts gasoline consumption by type.

The study explains the elements of engine design, where deposits form and how they are controlled. It examines environmental and performance issues driving the evolution of engine design, and discusses gasoline performance requirements. It reports on the status and prospects for alternative fuel vehicles. GASOLINE

Both technical and commercial aspects of the GDA market are analyzed, and individual additives and companies are discussed. The GDA market’s quality tiers and pricing tiers are identified, and each detergent type is ranked. Performance factors, such as the differences in combustion chamber deposit control, are discussed.

The study also provides data on gasoline treating costs, changes in treat rates, detergent pricing, and the effect of detergents on gasoline margins.

The implications of current and potential future regulations, such as the possibility that CARB will require combustion chamber deposit reduction, are discussed.

New developments in additive technology are analyzed and their impact assessed. Trends in use of the various types of GDA are discussed, and GDA consumption by type is quantified and forecast.

Problems and costs associated with bringing a new GDA to market are detailed.

CAHA published its first major multiclient study of GDA markets in 1989. A second multiclient study was issued in 1994. CAHA has also conducted proprietary studies involving GDA, and has closely followed developments in this market over the last few years. For this new study, industry statistics and technical and market data from a variety of sources were compiled and integrated with information gathered from extensive interviews with oil companies, producers of gasoline detergent additives, additive package formulators and distributors, as well as automotive manufacturers.



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