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U.S. Transformer Oil Market - By Product (Mineral Based, Silicon Based, Bio Based), By Application (Distribution Transformer, Power Transformer, Instrument Transformer) & Global Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5832
  • Published Date: May 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

U.S. Transformer Oil Market Size

U.S. Transformer Oil Market size was valued at USD 437.1 million in 2022 and is set to grow at a rate of 6.8% by 2032. The deployment of new transformers has been prompted by the rising demand for electricity across the country and it will expand owing to strict legislative measures for the development of a dependable grid network. The industry landscape will be further shaped by favorable regulatory reforms that encourage the expansion of sustainable energy networks and government-aided policies like feed-in tariffs.

Ongoing deployment of efficient transformers owing to rising electricity demand in U.S. will boost the transformer oil market. The industry's expansion will be further fueled by a growing focus on rural electrification and substantial funding from nonprofit organizations.

Crude petroleum serves as the source of transformer oil, which performs two crucial tasks: - to prevent arcing and dissipates the heat produced by the device. It is furthermore utilized as insulation and for chemical stabilization. Transformer oil has improved electrical insulation, is more stable at high temperatures, and inhibits oxidation. Mineral oil and synthetic oil are the two types of transformer oils that are most frequently utilized in transformer applications. It is crucial for meeting the energy needs of industry, commerce, and residential buildings while ensuring the power supply transformer runs efficiently. Small transformers, large transformers, and utility transformers are all in demand for transformer oil, which is growing in market across U.S.

COVID-19 Impact

The U.S. transformer oil market was substantially impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 owing to country-wise lockdown and closing of manufacturing & industrial industries, postponement of current projects and various other factors. Since, the majority of transformer oil producers are located in U.S. and India, the impact has grown even more pronounced as the leading producers face difficulties as a result of lower demand in developing nations. The prices of transformer oil also decrease during a pandemic. The agricultural nations have likewise dealt with the issue of the stockpiling of transformer oil as the interest was less which led to expanding stockpiling limit request which builds the expense of the creation coming about into the ruin in the transformer oil industry.

U.S. Transformer Oil Market Analysis

U.S. Transformer Oil Market Volume,

Stringent legislative measures for the development of reliable grid network along with rising electricity demand will augment the transformer oil market. Favorable regulatory reforms supporting the expansion of sustainable energy networks coupled with government aided policies consisting of feed-in-tariffs will further drive the industry landscape.

Dielectric insulating fluid, which has a high resistance to electricity and keeps the transformer cool, is filled into each power and distribution transformer. Bio-based items are more heat proof than different sorts of items, accordingly, expected to observe the most noteworthy development over the estimate period. Additionally, the rising demand for power has compelled the connection of new transformers., which is anticipated to accelerate U.S. transformer oil market expansion.

U.S. Transformer Oil Market Revenue Share, By Application,

Product penetration will be accelerated by expanding power grids in developing nations and increasing investment in the power sector. Increased usage of power transformers at the receiving and finishing end of high voltage transmission lines will further fuel the market landscape. In various industries, including rail roads, power generating, and power utilities, transformers are utilized to transmit and distribute electricity from the place of generation to the end user. Owing to sharp rise in the demand for transformers for distribution and transmission as well as power production applications across the country, the transformer business is expected to remain one of the significant consumers in transformer oil.

 U.S. Transformer Oil Market Size, By Product,

The U.S. mineral-based transformer oil market size is anticipated to rise at a CAGR of over 6% through 2032. The ease of availability and high compatibility with high voltage transformers have accelerated their adoption across the industry landscape. Other essentials that are contributing to the growth in product demand include high temperature viscosity and good oxidation stability. However, bio-based alternatives are expected to gain an advantage over mineral-based oils in the market.

The market for transformer oil based on naphthenic minerals is expected to expand due to its superior solvating power and performance at lower temperatures than paraffinic oils. The product landscape will further expand as more developed nations adopt naphthenic-based oil because of its easy availability and large reserve base.

Rising awareness of biodegradability and environmental sustainability, the market for bio-based transformer oil is anticipated to expand strongly. Rigid unofficial laws relating to natural protection and discharge decrease alongside enormous interests in the sustainable power area will additionally drive the business development.

U.S. Transformer Oil Market Share

Leading market players across the U.S. transformer oil market include

  • Shell, Ergon, Inc.
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Calumet Specialty Products Partners , L.P.
  • Cargill
  • Dow
  • Hydrodec Group plc
  • San Joaquin Refining Co. Inc.
  • Lubline
  • Phillips 66 Company

U.S. Transformer Oil Market News

  • In February 2023, Cargill has introduced FR3rTM natural ester, a brand-new transformer insulating oil composed of more than 95% rapeseed oil. Insulating fluid, which performs better, is more dependable, and is better for the environment than mineral oil, is being used by transformer users across the country.
  • In September 2020, Shell introduces a brand-new gas-to-liquids (GTL) transformer oil that is biodegradable. It is inhibited transformer oil of a very high grade with a very consistent composition. Variable loads on transformers result from the grid's integration of renewable energy sources for power generation and rising energy demands.

U.S. transformer oil market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in “Million Liters” & “USD Million” from 2019 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Mineral Based
  • Oil
    • Naphthenic
    • Paraffinic
  • Application
    • Distribution transformers
    • Power transformers
    • Instrument transformers
    • Other 
  • Silicon Based
  • Application
    • Distribution transformers
    • Power transformers
    • Instrument transformers
    • Other
  • Bio Based
  • Application
    • Distribution transformers
    • Power transformers
    • Instrument transformers
    • Other

By Application

  • Distribution transformers
  • Power transformers
  • Instrument transformers
  • Other


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Riya Gupta

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Transformer oil industry size in the U.S. reached over USD 437 million in 2022 and will observe 6.8% CAGR from 2023-2032 due to the rising electricity demand across the country.

U.S. mineral-based transformer oil market size will showcase over 6% CAGR from 2023-2032 owing to benefits of easy availability and high compatibility.

U.S. mineral-based transformer oil industry size from the distribution transformer application segment will grow significantly increase through 2032 due to the increasing investments in the power sector.

Shell, Ergon, Inc., Exxon Mobil Corporation, Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P., Cargill, CASTROL LIMITED, Dow, Hydrodec Group plc, and San Joaquin Refining Co. are some of the major transformer oil firms in the U.S.

U.S. Transformer Oil Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 14
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