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The Asian LPG scene is undergoing dramatic change. Supply fundamentals are evolving as we see new LPG streams from US shale developments coming to Asia-Pacific.
The rapid growth of petrochemicals production in the region is driving up propane demand as propane dehydrogenation (PDH) operators emerge across Asia, especially in China. New regulatory developments in India and Indonesia could also create an opportunity for surplus LPG to enter these markets.
With these growing variables, the trading dynamics are becoming increasing complicated. Speakers at Argus LPG Asia 2013 focused on how these elements will affect the LPG trading space, supply/demand outlook and most importantly, future trade flows.
- Key focus on Middle East LPG producers – Managing the structural shift in Asian buying trends
- Implications of increasing LPG flows from North America’s shale gas boom
- Demand growth in emerging markets – What can we expect from Indonesia and India?
- Shipping outlook – Will the current oversupply of Very Large Gas Carriers be taken up by increasing trade flows between the Americas and Asia?
- Future of LPG dehydrogenation in the production of propylene – Will this new demand for LPG erode the surplus?
- LPG price outlook – Evolving indices for global trade