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Argus Rio Crude Conference 2016

The Argus Rio Crude Conference is the only crude trading event focusing on the production and distribution of Latin American crude where operators can share their experiences and understand price complexities, logistical constraints and commercial considerations for bringing Latin American supply to market. The Argus Rio Crude Conference goes behind the headlines to bring you timely market information on how to navigate volatility and capitalize on Latin America’s growth opportunity.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Keynote: Mike Muller, VP Crude Trading & Supply, Shell Trading
  • Renato Bertani, Chief Executive Officer, Barra Energia, Brazil 
  • Alvaro Efrain Téllez Rangel, Mexican Energy Expert, Consultant, Former Director of CRE
  • José Maria de Novaes, CEO, Porto Central
  • Ann Rapheal, GM - Crude Oil Trading, Essar Oil Limited
  • Aakash Doshi, Director, Citi
  • Edson Nakagawa, Technical and Audit Director, PPSA
  • Christopher Louney, Commodity Strategist, RBC Capital Markets
  • Naomi Esfahani, Market Analysis & Research, Suncor Energy Marketing Inc.
  • Nathan Frisbee, Senior Analyst, Global Energy Economics, International Energy Agency
  • Felipe dos Santos, Equity Research Vice President, Latin America, JP Morgan
  • R. Sudhakara Rao, Executive Director of Refinery Finance, Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.
  • Decio Oddone, Director of Projects Oil and Gas, Prumo Logística
  • Mauri Lappinen, Independent Consultant on Global Crude, Refining & Lubes
  • Adrian Lara, Senior Upstream Analyst - Americas, GlobalData Energy
  • Virendra Chauhan, Oil Analyst, Energy Aspects
  • Euan Craik, Chief Executive Officer Americas, Argus

 Why attend:

  • Join more than 200 senior oil market participants to network and do business at the premier commercial crude trading event in Latin America

  • Navigate market volatility and understand how to position your business to survive and thrive 

  • Learn about key producing regions and where crude demand is growing

  • Understand how the bidding rounds will play out for Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador and others

  • Learn how Latin American barrels compete with the US and Canada
    ...and much more!


For more information or to be kept up to date regarding next year's event, please contact us.

Over 150 participants have joined the conference, from organizations such as:

ACP · ANP · APM Terminals · Barclays Capital · Barra Energia · BASF SA · BG Group · Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd · BHP Billiton Petroleum · Bloomberg News · BP · Brasil Energia · Braskem · Brazilship/Scanbrasil · Comercio Maritimo Ltda · Buckeye Partners · Bureau Veritas Group · Cape Tankers · Castleton Commodities · International · Cattalini Terminals · ChemChina UK · Chevron U.S.A. Inc. · Citgo Petroleum Corp. · CMA · Cosmo Oil of USA · Ecopetrol · ENAP · Energy Aspects · · ENI Trading & Shipping · EPE · Equion Energia Limited · Ernst & Young · ESAI Energy, LLC · FGV Energia · FIRJAN · GALP Energia, SA · Glencore · GlobalView · Goldman Sachs Brasil · Gunvor · Honeywell · HRT · Intertek · IPIRANGA · Lukoil · Lyondellbasell · Macae Offshore · Maersk Oil · Medanito · Mitsubishi Corp · Monitor Deloitte · Morgan Stanley · Negocios e Petroleo · Nexen Energy Marketing USA Inc. · NuStar Energy · O Globo · Odebrecht Oil & Gas · OGPar · OGX Petroleo · Oiltanking Terminals · Openlink · Pan America Energy LLC · Parex Resources Colombia Ltd. · PDVSA · Pemex · Petrobras · Petrochina International America Inc. · Petrogal Brasil S.A. · Petrotrin · Phillips 66 · Plains All American Pipeline · Ponderosa Advisors · Porto Central · PotenPlural · PPSA · Premier Oil · Prumo Logistica · Queiroz Galvao Oil & Gas · Reliance Industries Limited · Repsol Oil & Gas · Rystad Energy · Saudi Aramco · SEDEIS · Shell · Sinochem · Statoil · Talisman Energy · Terra Energias · Thomson Reuters · Tide Maritime · Total · Trafigura · Upstream · Valor Economico · Vitol · Vopak Brasil... and many more! 

Simultaneous translation

Simultaneous translation in Spanish and Portuguese will be available onsite throughout the event


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors


Thomson Reuters

Bronze Sponsor

Porto Central


AmCham Brasil


FGV Energy




Supporting Partners

Cámara Boliviana de Hidrocarburos y Energía (CBHE)

  TN petroleo

Voices of Leaders

World Oils 150