07 September - 09 September 2022
In-person: Seattle, Washington, US

Argus Americas Petroleum Coke Summit

  • 17:30
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  • Registration
  • 17:30
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  • 19:00
  • Welcome reception
  • 08:00
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  • Registration and breakfast
  • 08:15
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  • 09:15
  • Petroleum Coke 101 - Argus
  • An introduction to the petroleum coke market for those new to the industry
  • Learn about the big picture supply chain
  • Engage in a Q&A with Argus petcoke experts

Speakers:

  • Lauren Masterson - Editor, Argus
  • Hayden Atkins - Consultant, Argus
  • 09:30
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  • 09:35
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Lauren Masterson - Editor, Argus
  • 09:35
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  • 10:05
  • Global inflation - Where does it stop? Dr. R. Dean Foreman - Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute
  • Global inflation rates are soaring, GDP is down across the globe — is there an end in sight?
  • What are the chances of a recession?
  • What are the implications of this on the commodity market?
  • 10:05
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  • 10:50
  • Geopolitics - A discussion on Russian sanctions - DYM Resources GmbH
  • What are the sanctions on Russian coal, who do they apply to, and what do they mean?
  • How are these sanctions going to be enforced?
  • How are companies in different regions across the petroleum coke supply chain being affected?

Speakers:

  • Yury Burenko - Managing Director, DYM Resources GmbH
  • 10:50
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  • 11:35
  • Coffee break and networking
  • 11:35
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  • 12:05
  • Argus petroleum coke outlook - Argus
  • What are the biggest trends in the petcoke market, where is the market at and where is it going?
  • What does the future hold for fuel-grade and anode-grade petcoke demand
  • Where is petcoke supply growing?

Speakers:

  • Lauren Masterson - Editor, Argus
  • Hayden Atkins - Consultant, Argus
  • 12:05
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  • 12:50
  • Is the US share of the petcoke market changing? - Vibra Energia
  • With multiple US refinery closures over the last two years, reduced operating capacities and reduced production rates year on year, what does the future hold for the American petcoke market share?
  • How will refiner initiatives — such as cutting scope 3 emissions — impact petcoke production?
  • How does this compare to refineries in other areas of the world?

Speakers:

  • Luciano Feitosa - Head of Petcoke, Vibra Energia

Moderator:

  • Hayden Atkins - Consultant, Argus
  • 12:50
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  • 14:05
  • Lunch
  • 14:05
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  • 14:35
  • What is going on in China? - Argus, Vantage Point Holding Group
  • What is the big picture for Chinese petcoke domestic production and imports?
  • Where is imported petcoke going in China?
  • Will China opt for cheap Russian coal instead of fuel-grade petcoke in the future?

Speakers:

  • Yao Zhao - Managing Director, Vantage Point Holding Group
  • Hayden Atkins - Consultant, Argus
  • 14:35
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  • 15:15
  • Hurricane Ida shut in 95% of US Gulf oil and gas production - How are refineries adapting to increasingly disruptive weather? - Argus
  • Hurricanes and storms are disrupting refinery production, shipping lanes and port operations, and they are only increasing in frequency.
  • Learn from a meteorologist about the different hurricane categories and their expected disruptiveness, and what the forecasts for hurricanes and storms are in refinery locations across the US.
  • Hear from Argus experts what US refineries are doing to adapt to these risks and what this means for production rates.

Speakers:

  • Ranee Brunner - VP Consulting, Argus
  • 15:15
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  • 15:45
  • Afternoon break
 
  • 15:45
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  • 16:00
  • Technology presentation - Carbon capture explained
  • Learn about carbon capture technology, how it works, and its applications in the petcoke industry.
  • How important is carbon capture technology in hitting decarbonisation targets?
  • How can carbon capture technology allow the cement industry to become more sustainable?
  • 16:00
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  • 17:00
  • Is petcoke old news in the cement industry? Biomass and alternative fuels demand increase - Lafarge Holcim, Heidelberg Cement, Votorantim Cement Trading

This session will feature a 20-minute discussion from alternative fuels producers emerging as competitors to petcoke such as biomass and biofuels, followed by a 40-minute group panel with cement manufacturers.

  • Cement manufacture is the largest buy-side industry in the petcoke market, but it is also one of the most carbon intensive. What does this tell us about the future of petcoke if cement manufacturers are moving away from it as a fuel?
  • How are cement manufacturers in different regions adapting their fuel usage in line with net zero targets?
  • What role do alternative fuels such as biomass have in replacing petcoke in the cement industry?

Speakers:

  • Eugenio Blazquez - Global Head of Petroleum Coke Purchasing, Lafarge Holcim
  • Roberto Schurmann - Global Head of Trading, Votorantim Cement Trading
  • Umut Aydin - Head of Fuels West, Heidelberg Cement

Moderator:

  • Lauren Masterson - Editor, Argus
  • 17:00
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  • Day one concludes
  • 09:00
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  • Registration opens
  • 09:50
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  • 10:00
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Hayden Atkins - Consultant, Argus
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • How are the petcoke and coal markets affecting each other globally? Firat Ergene - Editor, Argus
  • What is going to happen to Russian coal? Where will it go?
  • Why are people not buying petcoke when it is at such a discount to coal?
  • What does a surge of cheap Russian coal in the market mean for petcoke prices?
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and electric vehicles (EV) - The future of petcoke?
  • How is anode-grade petcoke used in the LIB and EV industries?
  • What role do these industries have in the future of petcoke as the world moves towards decarbonisation?
  • How is the strong demand for petcoke from EV and LIB companies affecting the already limited anode-grade supply?
  • 11:00
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  • 11:45
  • Coffee break
  • 11:45
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  • 12:30
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations, new fuels, labour shortages - How is the shipping industry responding to new challenges? - Oldendorff Carriers USA
  • How are new IMO and regional regulations impacting the freight market?
  • How is the shipping industry adapting to challenges such as ship supply shortages, labour shortages and fuel uncertainty?
  • What does this mean in terms of pricing and the ease of getting petcoke cargo around the world?

Speakers:

Christopher Schuck, DirectorOldendorff Carriers USA

  • 12:30
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  • Conference concludes