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China-Russia Oil and Gas 2016

Argus welcomes you to China-Russia Oil and Gas 2016 in Beijing this 31st March to 1st April 2016 and meet key decision-makers from the regional oil and gas industry.

The oil and gas supply glut has fundamentally transformed the global energy landscape. The world has now entered a lower oil price environment, with major oil and gas producers suffering from lost revenues and competition for market share growing increasingly intense.

China raised its non-state crude import quota to 1.752mn b/d for 2016, more than TRIPLE the 2014 import quota, pointing to a rapidly growing Chinese market sector. Chinese teakettle refineries are likely to be a significant driver of crude demand in 2016.

  • Access China’s enormous crude market in 2016 after Beijing raised its non-state crude import quota by 1mn b/d  
  • Build reliable partnerships with China’s teakettle refinery representatives  
  • Network with key decision-makers from major oil and gas buyers and traders in Asia
  • Connect with oil and gas producers from around the world, including Russia and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Baltic region, South America, Africa, Australia and Southeast Asia
  • Discover the best investment opportunities in Russia’s oil and gas infrastructure sector

Featured Speakers:

  • Keynote Speech by Chinese Government Representative
    Yang Lei
    , Vice-Director of the Oil and Gas Department, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)-to be confirmed
  •  What are Teakettle Refineries' Import Preferences after China’s Conditional Crude Import Liberalization?
    Zhang Liu Cheng
    , Director & VP, Shandong Dongming Petrochemical Group
  • Latest Update on China’s Teakettle Refinery Sector: Quota Status, Buying Needs and Outlook
    Nick Mai
    , Senior Analyst, Argus China Petroleum, Argus
  • Demand Outlook and Shifting Trends from Chinese Refineries and Petrochemical Plants
    Yang Wei Jun
    , Director, Refining and Chemical Engineering Division, PetroChina Planning and Engineering Institute

China-Russia Oil and Gas 2015

For more information, please contact us:

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Day One, 31st March, Thursday 

08:30 - 09:00
Registration and Refreshments
09:00 - 09:05 Opening Address by Argus

Session 1: China-Russia Bilateral Oil and Gas Trade and Co-operation

09:05 - 09:10 Chairman’s Remarks
09:10 - 09:20  Opening Address by Russian Representative 
09:20 - 09:35

Industry Address by Chinese Representative

09:35 - 09:50
Keynote Speech by Chinese Government Representative
09:50 - 10:05 The Prospect of Sino-Russia Bilateral Cooperation and Trades amid the Low Oil Price Environment 
10:05 - 10:25  Panel Discussion: How does China’s “One Belt, One Road” Strategy Create Mutually Beneficial Opportunities? 
10:25 - 11:00 Networking Refreshments 

 Session 2: Crude Oil and Products Trades: Adapting to the New Dynamics

11:00 - 11:05 Chairman’s Remarks
11:05 - 11:25
Demand Outlook and Shifting Trends from Chinese Refineries
11:25 - 11:40

Demand Outlook and Evolving Appetite at Asian Refineries 

 11:40 - 11:55
What are Teakettle Refineries' Import Preferences after China’s Conditional Crude Import Liberalization?
11:55 - 12:10 Latest Update on China's Teakettle Refinery Sector: Quota Status, Buying Needs and Outlook
12:10 - 12:20   Forecasts of Russian Crude Production, Exports and Domestic Supplies 
12:20 - 12:35  Latest Update on ESPO Pipeline and Terminal Development and Outlook for the Quality of Crude in ESPO Pipeline
12:35 - 12:45 Q&A 
 12:45 - 14:00
 Session 3: Natural Gas and LNG Markets and Infrastructures 
14:00 - 14:05  Chairman’s Remarks
14:05 - 14:35 Will China be More Inclined Towards LNG Spot Market and Domestic Gas, Moving Further Away from Contracting Long Term LNG? 
14:35 - 15:10  LPG Technology and Markets in Asia
15:10 - 15:40  Japanese Market Dynamics, Outlook for Crude Oil and LNG imports and Impacts of Changing Regulations
15:40 - 15:50
15:50 - 16:20  Networking Refreshments
16:20 - 17:00 The Economics of Supplying Russian LNG to China VS Europe, as Against China-Russia Pipeline Gas? 

17:00 - 17:30 Will the Gradual Build-up of Global LNG Supply and Prolonged Low Oil Prices Drive LNG Consumption in the Far East?
17:30 - 17:40 Q&A
17:40 - 17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks
18:00 - 20:00 Conference Cocktail Reception
(Open to all conference attendees)

Day Two, 1st April, Friday

08:50 - 09:15
Refreshments and Coffee
09:15 - 09:20 Address by Argus

Session 4: Investment and Project Development in Russia 

09:20 - 09:25 Chairman’s Remarks
09:25 - 09:50  Investment and Project Development in Russia 
09:50 - 10:20  Regulatory Framework for Foreign Investment in Russian Oil and Gas Sector
10:20 - 10:30  Q&A  
10:30 - 11:00 Networking Refreshments 

 Session 5: Emerging Products Trading Opportunities and China’s Evolving Trading Hub Development

11:00 - 11:05 Chairman’s Remarks
11:05 - 11:35  The Launch of the Crude Oil futures Contract in Shanghai and China's Evolving Crude Oil Paper Markets
11:35 - 12:05  Q&A 
12:05 - 12:10  Closing Address by Argus
12:10 - 14:00 Lunch Followed By End of Conference

*Please note that this agenda is subject to change.

For speaking opportunities, contact Joey Chen

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 Register online or download the brochure

Registration Fees

Standard Registration Rate: USD 1800

** Local rates are available for companies that are wholly owned and registered in China. Please contact us for more details.

Conference fee includes:

  • Day pass to participate in all sessions on both conference days
  • Cocktail reception on 31st March 2016
  • Networking lunches on 31 March and 1st April 2016
  • Refreshment breaks during all conference days
  • One set of conference documentation 
* Travel, accommodation and visa costs are not included in the conference fee.
* Registration fees are subject to the prevailing government tax.

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If you have any queries please contact:
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Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of China-Russia Oil and Gas 2015 is to provide participants with deeper insights into cross-border oil and gas trading opportunities between China and Russia. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws. 

Participants Profile of 2015 from more than 18 countries

China, Russia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, Germany, UK, France, Netherlands, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Albania, Cyprus, Nigeria, South Africa, Azerbaijan, Austria etc.

National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC), China National Petroleum Corporation, China Oil, China Overseas Investment, CNOOC, Petrochina, Sinochem, Sinopec EDRI, Shanghai International Energy Exchange, Unipec, Xinhua (Daqing) Commodity Exchange, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and more


Aramco Far East, BP Group, Hyundai Oilbank, Gunvor LLC, International Energy Agency, Japan Oil & Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), KNOC, NIOC China, Olabram Nigeria Ltd, Petrobras, Petromo SA, Port of Rotterdam Authority, Rayong Olefins Co ltd, Statoil ASA


Transneft, Ministry Far East Development, SIBUR LLC., SPIMEX, BerezkaGas ,Irkutsk Oil Company, Kem-Oil, Primorsk – Resursy, Trade Mission of Russian Federation in China, IntertekKhanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District – Ugra 

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Global View

Argus China Petroleum provides analysis of crude and oil products market trends in China, using government statistics and insights from specialists on the ground, it includes commentary on both political and industry developments.


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