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The international crude and refined products markets are more dynamic than ever, with US crude exports adding to the action. Huge infrastructure development, ever-shifting economics and constantly changing logistics are all in play. And that was before Trump administration-led changes and Mexican energy reform stirred things up even more. With all these changes, supply chain considerations, market factors, and other key concerns, how can you ensure you are maximizing your margins and positioning your business for the future?  

Attend the Argus Crude & Refined Products Exports Conference to gain valuable insight into waterborne movements and new age market forces to better understand the dynamics of exports vs marketing crude and refined products domestically. 

2017 Keynote Speakers

Bob McNally
Adrian Lajous
Joseph Isreal
Bob McNally
Founder and President
The Rapidan Group 
Former Energy Advisor
President George W. Bush

       Adrián Lajous

      Former CEO,
      Chairman of the Board
      Pemex Group
      Non-resident Fellow
      Center on Global Energy Policy,
      Columbia University

Joseph Israel
President and CEO
Par Petroleum

2017 confirmed speakers include:
  • Gary Morgan, Director, Market Analysis, Deep Sea Tankers, Clarksons Platou Shipping Services USA LLC
  • T. Mason Hamilton, Petroleum Markets Analyst, Office of Energy Markets and Financial Analysis, U.S. Energy Information Administration
  • Bruce Mann, Director, Freight Mobility, Port of Houston
  • Eric Peterson, Director, Energy Market Strategist, ARB Midstream, LLC 
  • Gregory Broussard, Senior Director - Energy Derivatives, Cargill Risk Management
  • Andrew Holland, Director of Studies and Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate, American Security Project
  • Keith Benes, Senior Advisor, Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC
  • Suzanne Danforth, Director, Downstream Product Development, Genscape
  • Hillary Stevenson, Analyst, Oil Market and Business Development, Genscape
  • Nicolas Vukelja Duque, MBA, ‎Former Vice President, The Panama Maritime Chamber, CCO & Owner, Terramar Oil & Services
  • John Auers, Executive Vice President, Turner Mason & Co.
  • Mark Luitwieler, VP Supply and Logistics, Flagship Resources, LLC 
  • Captain Carlos Yamamoto, President, Yamamoto Consulting LLC
  • Alex Vugman, Managing Partner, Ulysses Commodities
  • John Barbarise, Chief Operating Officer, Plaza Marine Group
  • Mara Roberts, Senior O&G Analyst, BMI Research
  • Jeff Leto, Refining, Product Supply & Logistics, EAI
  • Mike Lopez, Market Research Coordinator, EAI Inc.
  • Brendan Hoffman, CEO, Haugen Consulting
  • Edward Arnold, Consulting - Americas, Argus
  • Mark Babineck, Editor, Argus Petroleum Transportation North America, Argus
  • Peter Gardett, Bureau Chief, Argus
  • Nicholas Watt, Americas Freight Editor, Argus

Key topics include:
  • Refinery access and energy economics 
  • The intersection of energy and transportation for the Trump administration 
  • Onshore infrastructure and planned projects
  • Arbitrage and risk management 
  • Freight nomination and impacts on pricing
  • Upstream production and anticipated supply and pricing
  • Pricing expectations for crude and refined products
  • Route details relative to supply and demand trends, price formation and other specifics
  • The new generation of ship owners and how international oil companies and large Asia-Pacific operators play into the mix 
  • International demand for gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and other refined products
  • Freight rates volatility and maritime transport economics
  • Shipyard production and anticipated freight demand
  • Details on the Jones Act, open export market and outlook for NAFTA
  • The impact of Mexican Energy Reform on the liquid tanker market

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Who should attend?
Managers, directors, vice presidents and c-suite executives from:
  • Ship brokers and agents
  • Maritime organizations
  • Chartering desks and traders
  • Government entities
  • Refiners
  • US and international oil producers
  • Maritime ports and port authorities 
  • Panama Canal Representatives 
  • US Maritime Administration representatives (MARAD)
  • Infrastructure firms 
  • Lightering experts (AET)
  • Banks
  • Hedge funds
  • Law firms
  • Insurance firms 
  • Labs
  • Service providers
And more!
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Cargill CRM


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  • Meet with representatives across the crude supply chain
  • Position yourself as an industry partner
  • Take advantage of Argus' global marketing reach
  • Be first to leverage new sponsorship opportunities
  • Increase your bottom line
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