26 January - 28 January 2021
Virtual event

Argus Crude Live - Virtual Conference

SGT agenda

A video recording of all conference sessions will be available on demand so you can watch what you have missed at a convenient time.

Americas & Europe Focus

Start End
  • 22:00 SGT
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  • 22:45 SGT

*This session is on demand

Join us for an exclusive interview with Bernard Looney, CEO of BP who will share his outlook on future opportunities in the oil market, how the pandemic has changed the sector, the role oil will have in progressing the energy transition and how BP is investing in a net zero carbon future. 

Moderator: Euan Craik, Global Head of Oil, Argus

  • 22:45 SGT
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  • 23:30 SGT

*This session includes live Q&A

Join us for a one-on-one interview with Jim Teague, Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Products who will discuss current and future opportunities in crude infrastructure, the impact of the pandemic on midstream projects and developments, and his thoughts on the long-term role of US crude exports in the global market.

Moderator: Euan Craik, Global Head of Oil, Argus 

  • 23:30 SGT
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  • 01:00 SGT
  • Economist insights - Economic recovery and oil market impacts - Equinor, RBC Capital Markets, Trafigura, BP, Argus

*This session includes live Q&A

• US geopolitical landscape: What impact will the US elections have on sanctions and trade relations?
• How are Europe, Asia and the Americas recovering? Mapping recovery profiles and the challenges posed by debt, higher taxes and green recovery
• China resurgent: What factors contributed to China’s quick rebound and where is China’s oil import demand headed after Covid-19?
• Travel and mobility: Will we see structural changes and what does it mean for gasoline, jet and diesel?
• OPEC+ in the driving seat: How durable is effective production management, and is Russia in this for the long haul?
• US upstream supply: How is the sector adapting and what might future production rates look like?

Speakers:
Eirik Waerness,
SVP & Chief Economist, Equinor
Helima Croft,
Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, Global Research, RBC Capital Markets
Saad Rahim,
Chief Economist, Trafigura
Michael Cohen,
Chief US Economist and Head of Oil Analysis, BP

Moderator: David Fyfe, Chief Economist, Argus

Americas Focus

Start End
  • 02:00 SGT
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  • 03:00 SGT
  • US political landscape – How might the 2020 election impact the oil sector? - RealClear Media Group, AFPM, Moody's Analytics

*This session includes live Q&A

• How might a Biden administration impact clean energy incentives, permitting, and drilling restrictions?
• What impact the new administration have on existing sanctions and trade relations?
• What risks does a Biden administration place on the industry and how are companies preparing?

Speakers:
Carl Cannon, Washington Bureau Chief, RealClearPolitics and Executive Editor, RealClear Media Group
Chet Thompson, President, AFPM
Chris Lafaskis
, Director, Moody's Analytics
David Ivanovich, Washington Bureau Chief, Argus 

Moderator: Stephen Jones, SVP, Oil Markets Strategy, Argus 

  • 03:00 SGT
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  • 04:00 SGT
  • Americas breakout sessions
Join your peers for interactive, small group discussions on the industry's most pressing topics! More information to be announced soon.
  • 03:00 SGT
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  • 03:45 SGT
  • Americas breakout session 1:Americas energy industry roundtable - Vortexa

Join us for an interactive discussion over the oil arbs to watch in 2021. 

Roundtable leader: Clay Seigle, Managing Director, Americas, Vortexa 


  • 04:00 SGT
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  • 04:45 SGT
  • Americas breakout session 2: Americas energy industry roundtable - ION Commodities

2021 will be another challenging year, especially as operators project the impact of vaccines, the Biden administration, the global energy transition, the market, OPEC, and more. Some of the topics we’ll cover include:

• Takeaway capacity supply and constraints
• Regulatory framework
• Locking in asset utilization
• Unlocking analytics to optimize operations, mitigate risk and increase profit

Roundtable leaders:

Lance Fogtman, VP Product Strategy, ION Commodities
Richard Murphy, Product Manager for Global Crude and Refined Products, ION Commodities 

 

  • 05:00 SGT
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  • 05:30 SGT
  • Americas breakout session 3: Crude flows and pricing developments - Argus

Join us for an interactive discussion on crude trade flows and the impact on pricing developments

Roundtable leaders:
Stephen Jones,
SVP Oil Markets Strategy, Argus
Jeff Kralowetz,
VP, Business Development, Argus

 

Asia Focus

Start End
  • 09:00 SGT
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  • 09:45 SGT

*This session is on demand

Join us for an exclusive interview with Bernard Looney, CEO of BP who will share his outlook on future opportunities in the oil market, how the pandemic has changed the sector, the role oil will have in progressing the energy transition and how BP is investing in a net zero carbon future.

Moderator: Euan Craik, Global Head of Oil, Argus 

  • 09:45 SGT
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  • 10:30 SGT

*This session is on demand

Join us for a one-on-one interview with Jim Teague, Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Products who will discuss current and future opportunities in crude infrastructure, the impact of the pandemic on midstream projects and developments, and his thoughts on the long-term role of US crude exports in the global market.

Moderator: Euan Craik, Global Head of Oil, Argus 

  • 10:30 SGT
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  • 12:00 SGT

*This session is on demand

• US geopolitical landscape: What impact will the US elections have on sanctions and trade relations?
• How are Europe, Asia and the Americas recovering? Mapping recovery profiles and the challenges posed by debt, higher taxes and green recovery
• China resurgent: What factors contributed to China’s quick rebound and where is China’s oil import demand headed after Covid-19?
• Travel and mobility: Will we see structural changes and what does it mean for gasoline, jet and diesel?
• OPEC+ in the driving seat: How durable is effective production management, and is Russia in this for the long haul?
• US upstream supply: How is the sector adapting and what might future production rates look like?

Speakers:
Eirik Waerness,
SVP & Chief Economist, Equinor
Helima Croft,
Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, Global Research, RBC Capital Markets
Saad Rahim,
Chief Economist, Trafigura
Michael Cohen,
Chief US Economist and Head of Oil Analysis, BP

Moderator: David Fyfe,
Chief Economist, Argus

  • 14:00 SGT
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  • 15:00 SGT

*This session includes live Q&A

• What buying trends have we seen from independent refiners and oil majors in China?
• How is China’s refining complex evolving, and will light crude continue to be the preferred choice?
• How is India’s market rebounding and what buying trends might 2021 bring?
• How are Asian refineries managing demand destruction and refinery utilization?
• What consumption trends might we see for jet fuel, gasoline and diesel in the region?
• What is the role of US shale, Brazilian crude and OPEC supply in Asia’s market?

Speakers:
Ragnar Bulie,
Vice President for Asia-Pacific & Head of Crude Trading, Equinor
Shelly Abraham,
General Manager (International Trade), Bharat Petroleum
Tom Reed,
VP China Crude and Products Editorial, Argus

Moderator: Alejandro Barbajosa,
VP, Crude & LPG – Middle East & Asia-Pacific, Argus

  • 15:00 SGT
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  • 16:00 SGT
  • Latin America - Future production and export volumes - On demand - Ecopetrol, Rystad Energy, Petrobras

*This session is on demand

• Brazil has continued to supply crude to China amid the pandemic. What might future export volumes from the region look like?
• Colombia’s market: What is the future of production and export opportunities? How has Colombia’s oil market evolved during the pandemic?
• With Mexican production forecast to decrease and limited foreign investment opportunities, what might 2021 bring for the region’s oil sector?
• How has Covid-19 impacted production from new sources including Vaca Muerta and Guyana?

Speakers:
Pedro Manrique,
Commercial & Marketing Vice President, Ecopetrol
Schreiner Parker,
Vice President Latin America, Rystad Energy
Alexandre Trevia Leite,
Executive Manager - Global Head of International Trade, Petrobras

Moderator: Vanessa Viola,
SVP Latin America, Argus

Europe Focus

Start End
  • 16:00 SGT
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  • 17:00 SGT
  • Europe's demand recovery and pandemic response - Vitol, International Energy Agency (IEA), The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

*This session includes live Q&A

• How has Europe’s refining and oil sector been impacted by the pandemic and what might recovery look like?
• Will we see pre-Covid demand levels return to the region? What might a new normal look like?
• What trends have we seen in diesel, gasoline and jet demand across various countries?
• Will we see more refinery conversions in Europe to support the clean energy transition?

Speakers:
Giovanni Serio, Head of Research, Vitol
Joel Couse,
Special Advisor - Directorate of Energy Markets and Security, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Adi Imsirovic,
Senior Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Moderator: David Fyfe, Chief Economist, Argus


  • 17:00 SGT
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  • 18:00 SGT
  • Crude trader’s insights: Mitigating uncertain oil markets - OMV Supply & Trading, BB Energy Trading, Kpler

*This session includes live Q&A

• What trading trends have we seen since the start of the pandemic and how might they shape Europe’s market in the future?
• What opportunities and challenges exist for traders in Europe?
• How has the freight market impacted trading opportunities amid the pandemic?
• How are trading houses planning and optimizing for a greener energy future?

Speakers confirmed:
Vladmir Langhamer,
Managing Director, OMV Supply & Trading
Alessandro Liberati
, Global Head of Crude Trading, BB Energy Trading
Alex Booth, Head of Research, Kpler

Moderator: James Gooder, VP Crude Business Development, Argus

  • 19:00 SGT
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  • 20:00 SGT
  • Supplying Europe: The role of US crude supply and impacts on pricing - CME, ICE

*This session includes live Q&A

• How have US crude imports into Europe been impacted by the pandemic, and what trends might we see in the coming months?
• What role is West African, Russian and North Sea production playing in the region?
• How is WTI and Brent evolving in the global market?

Speakers:
Mike Wittner, Director, Head of Oil Market Research, ICE
Owain Johnson,
Managing Director of Research & Product Development, CME Group

Moderator: James Gooder, VP Crude Business Development, Argus

 

Americas Focus

Start End
  • 23:00 SGT
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  • 24:00 SGT
  • Future health and dominance of US shale - Citi Group, ConocoPhillips, Raymond James

*This session includes live Q&A

• Is there enough investment to sustain US shale production levels as the market recovers? How might independent producers and majors react?
• At what price could we see investment uptick and how long will the industry take to ramp production back up?
• What M&A activity are we seeing and how might the market react?
• How might OPEC+ supply decisions evolve and could US shale continue to be a dominant force?
• What US crude export trends have we seen and how might exports evolve as markets begin to recover?

Speakers:
Ed Morse,
Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity Research, Citi Group
Nick Allen
, General Manager, Global Crude & NGL, ConocoPhillips
Marshall Adkins
, Managing Director & Head of Energy Investment Banking, Raymond James

Moderator: Jeff Kralowetz
, VP, Business Development, Argus

  • 24:00 SGT
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  • 01:00 SGT
  • US Infrastructure and midstream projects - Have we overbuilt? - Lipow Oil Associates, Magellan, Port of Corpus Christi

*This session includes live Q&A

• How has the midstream and infrastructure sector handled the Covid-19 crisis?
• Have we overbuilt US Gulf coast export terminals, pipelines and infrastructure?
• What is the status of various projects and which ones are viable?

Speakers:
Andy Lipow,
President, Lipow Oil Associates
Brett Hunter,
Vice President Commercial Crude Oil, Magellan
Sean Strawbridge,
Chief Executive Officer, Port of Corpus Christi

Moderator: Jeff Kralowetz,
VP, Business Development, Argus

Americas Focus

Start End
  • 01:30
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  • 02:00
  • Spotlight interview: Industry restructuring and consolidations Mary Kogut Brawley - Kirkland and Ellis
Join us for a one-on-one chat with Mary Kogut Brawley, Partner, Debt Finance with Kirkland and Ellis, who will discuss how the industry is adapting to a capital-constrained environment. She will consider the outlook for consolidations, debt restructuring and bankruptcies in the sector.

Speaker: Mary Kogut Brawley, Partner, Debt Finance, Kirkland and Ellis

Moderator: Jeff Kralowetz,
VP, Business Development, Argus
  • 02:00 SGT
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  • 03:00 SGT
  • Asia-Pacific crude market in a post Covid-19 world - On demand - Equinor, Bharat Petroleum

*This session is on demand

• What buying trends have we seen from independent refiners and oil majors in China?
• How is China’s refining complex evolving, and will light crude continue to be the preferred choice?
• How is India’s market rebounding and what buying trends might 2021 bring?
• How are Asian refineries managing demand destruction and refinery utilization?
• What consumption trends might we see for jet fuel, gasoline and diesel in the region?
• What is the role of US shale, Brazilian crude and OPEC supply in Asia’s market?

Speakers:
Ragnar Bulie,
Vice President for Asia-Pacific & Head of Crude Trading, Equinor
Shelly Abraham,
General Manager (International Trade), Bharat Petroleum
Tom Reed,
VP, China Crude and Products Editorial, Argus

Moderator: Alejandro Barbajosa,
VP, Crude & LPG – Middle East & Asia-Pacific, Argus


  • 03:00 SGT
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  • 03:45 SGT
  • Spotlight interview: The Bleak Future for Multinational Oil Companies Phil Verleger - Principal, PKVerleger LLC

Join us for a one-on-one chat with Phil Verlger, Principal of PKVerleger LLC  who will discuss what's next for multinational oil companies. 

Speaker: Philip Verleger, Principal, PKVerleger LLC

Moderator: Euan Craik,
Global Head of Oil, Argus

Asia Focus

Start End
  • 09:00 SGT
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  • 10:00 SGT
  • Future health and dominance of US shale - On demand - Citi Group, ConocoPhillips, Raymond James

*This session is on demand

• Is there enough investment to sustain US shale production levels as the market recovers? How might independent producers and majors react?
• At what price could we see investment uptick and how long will the industry take to ramp production back up?
• What M&A activity are we seeing and how might the market react?
• How might OPEC+ supply decisions evolve and could US shale continue to be a dominant force?
• What US crude export trends have we seen and how might exports evolve as markets begin to recover?

Speakers:
Ed Morse,
Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity Research, Citi Group
Nick Allen,
General Manager, Global Crude & NGL, ConocoPhillips
Marshall Adkins,
Managing Director & Head of Energy Investment Banking, Raymond James

Moderator: Jeff Kralowetz,
VP, Business Development, Argus

  • 10:00 SGT
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  • 11:00 SGT
  • Restructuring of China's refining capacity: From independent to mega refineries - On demand - Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Rongsheng International

*This session is on demand

• Potential implications of the consolidation process on crude oil imports
• Recovery in downstream profitability – what might it mean for Chinese refineries

Speakers:
Dr Michal Meidan,
Director, China Energy Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Jonathan Xu Jun,
Trade Director, Oil Products, Rongsheng International

Moderator: Tom Reed, VP China Crude and Products Editorial, Argus 

  • 11:00 SGT
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  • 12:00 SGT
  • Opportunities for Asia-Pacific refiners and navigating uncertain markets - Reliance, COSMO Oil

*This session includes live Q&A

• How have Asia-Pacific refiners been impacted since the start of the pandemic and what crude demand trends might we see in the coming months?
• How have various region’s products markets responded and what demand trends might 2021 bring?
• How are refiners planning and optimizing around uncertain market conditions and what future opportunities might we see?

Speakers:
J. Rajaraman,
Head of Supply, Trading & Logistics, Reliance
Mitch Kawaguchi,
General Manager Crude Oil & Tanker, COSMO Oil

Moderator: Alejandro Barbajoas, VP Crude & LPG - Middle East & Asia-Pacific, Argus 

  • 13:00 SGT
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  • 14:00 SGT
  • Deep dive into aviation and road fuels - How might demand rebound? - Sahara Energy Resources DMCC, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), JBC Energy

*This session includes live Q&A

• Impact of travel pattern change: Is the rise of domestic flight travel sufficient to sustain jet fuel demand? What can we learn from China’s strong rebound in domestic air travel?
• Land and seaborne freight transport have been a lifeline for diesel and fuel oil demand in lockdowns: What are the implications going forward?

Speakers:
Andrew Laven,
Chief Operating Officer, Sahara Energy Resources DMCC
Parash Jain,
Head of Transport Research, Asia-Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
Eugene Lindell,
Head of Clienting, JBC Energy

Moderator: Karl Kleemeier,
VP, Business Development, Argus

Europe Focus

Start End
  • 17:00 SGT
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  • 17:45 SGT
  • Europe breakout session 1: Opportunities in crude freight and storage markets - Vortexa

Join your peers for an interactive discussion on the opportunities in the crude freight and storage markets.

Roundtable leader: Arthur Richier, Lead Freight Analyst, Vortexa

  • 17:00 SGT
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  • 18:00 SGT
  • European breakout sessions
Join your peers for interactive, small group discussions on the industry's most pressing topics! More information to be announced soon.
  • 18:00 SGT
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  • 18:45 SGT
  • Europe breakout session 2: European energy industry roundtable - ION Commodities

ION Commodities, the leader in Commodity Management Systems, invites you to register today for an energy roundtable for European energy market participants.

Topics to be covered include:

• ESG and reporting
• How organizations are changing, and how they capture data to monitor and report change

Roundtable leader: Andre Jaeger, SVP Product Management, ION Commodities 

  • 21:00 SGT
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  • 21:45 SGT
  • Europe breakout session 3: Crude flows and pricing developments - Argus

Join your peers for an interactive discussion on the impact of crude flows on pricing developments. 

Roundtable leaders:
David Fyfe,
Chief Economist, Argus
James Gooder,
VP Crude Business Development, Argus

Europe & Americas Focus

Start End
  • 22:00 SGT
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  • 23:00 SGT
  • Investing in the clean energy transition and industry transformation - Repsol, IEA, CME

*This session includes live Q&A

• Will progress towards the clean energy transition accelerate because of Covid-19?
• Who is investing in renewable and alternative energy sources?
• Could we we continue to see petroleum refinery divestments and conversions to produce renewable fuels?
• What role will renewable fuels versus electric play in the future fuels mix?
• How are regional policies incentivizing the switch towards cleaner burning fuel sources and net-zero emissions?

Speakers:
Antonio López Rodríguez,
Manager of Energy and Climate Change, Repsol
Laszlo Varro,
Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
Owain Johnson, Managing Director of Research & Product Development, CME Group

Moderator: Stephen Jones, SVP, Oil Markets Strategy, Argus

  • 23:00 SGT
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  • 24:00 SGT
  • Opportunities in crude freight and storage markets - BIMCO, Jefferies, Affinity, Vortexa

*This session includes live Q&A

• How has the pandemic impacted crude freight markets?
• What freight arbitrage opportunities have we seen, and what might we expect for the coming year?
• How have the floating storage markets been impacted, and how will a market recovery impact pricing, availability and inventory levels?
• Perspectives from shipowners and charterers on navigating today’s market

Speakers:
Peter Sand,
Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
Randy Giveans,
Senior Analyst, Group Head of the Energy Maritime Shipping Equity Research Group, Senior Vice President, Jefferies
Charles Chasty
, Senior Tanker Analyst, Affinity
Clay Seigle
, Managing Director, Americas, Vortexa

Moderator: Alex Younevitch, Head of Freight, Argus

  • 24:00 SGT
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  • 24:30 SGT
  • Capstone conversations - Europe - Argus

Join us for a recap of our 2021 sessions and review the highlights and takeaways from this year’s event.

Speakers:
Euan Craik
, Executive Vice President, Global Petroleum, Argus
David Fyfe,
Chief Economist, Argus
James Gooder,
VP Crude Business Development, Argus

Americas Focus

Start End
  • 01:00 SGT
  • -
  • 02:00 SGT
  • Latin America - Future production and export volumes - Ecopetrol, Rystad Energy, Petrobras

*This session includes live Q&A

• Brazil has continued to supply crude to China amid the pandemic. What might future export volumes from the region look like?
• Colombia’s market: What is the future of production and export opportunities? How has Colombia’s oil market evolved during the pandemic?
• With Mexican production forecast to decrease and limited foreign investment opportunities, what might 2021 bring for the region’s oil sector?
• How has Covid-19 impacted production from new sources including Vaca Muerta and Guyana?

Speakers:
Pedro Manrique,
Commercial & Marketing Vice President, Ecopetrol
Schreiner Parker,
Vice President Latin America, Rystad Energy
Alexandre Trevia Leite,
Executive Manager - Global Head of International Trade, Petrobras

Moderator: Vanessa Viola,
SVP Latin America, Argus

  • 02:00 SGT
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  • 03:00 SGT
  • Canada's oil market - Future production, market access and global demand - Cenovus, Enbridge

*This session includes live Q&A

• How has the pandemic impacted the Canadian barrel and is there enough heavy crude to supply the US Gulf Coast?
• What barriers have the Canadian federal and provincial government imposed on the industry, and what support is needed to progress the sector?
• What infrastructure developments and progress is being made to better move Canadian supply to demand markets?
• WCS at Houston has become the benchmark price for Canadian crude. How might this impact other heavy crude prices?


Speakers:
Norrie Ramsay
, Executive Vice President, Upstream, Cenovus
Phil Anderson
, SVP, Corporate Development, Enbridge 

Moderator: Jeff Kralowetz, VP, Business Development, Argus 


  • 03:00 SGT
  • -
  • 03:30 SGT
  • Capstone conversations - Americas - Argus

*Live

Join us for a recap of our 2021 sessions and review the highlights and takeaways from this year’s event.

Speakers:
Stephen Jones,
SVP, Oil Markets Strategy, Argus
Jeff Kralowetz,
VP, Business Development, Argus
Vanessa Viola,
SVP, Latin America, Argus

  • 09:00 SGT
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  • 10:00 SGT
  • Investing in the clean energy transition and industry transformation - On demand - Repsol, IEA, CME

*This session is on demand

• Will progress towards the clean energy transition accelerate because of Covid-19?
• Who is investing in renewable and alternative energy sources?
• Could we we continue to see petroleum refinery divestments and conversions to produce renewable fuels?
• What role will renewable fuels versus electric play in the future fuels mix?
• How are regional policies incentivizing the switch towards cleaner burning fuel sources and net-zero emissions?

Speakers:
Antonio López Rodríguez,
Manager of Energy and Climate Change, Repsol
Laszlo Varro
, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
Owain Johnson, Managing Director of Research & Product Development, CME Group

Moderator: Stephen Jones, SVP, Oil Markets Strategy, Argus

  • 10:00 SGT
  • -
  • 11:00 SGT
  • Opportunities in crude freight and storage markets - On demand - BIMCO, Jefferies, Affinity, Vortexa

*This session is on demand

• How has the pandemic impacted crude freight markets?
• What freight arbitrage opportunities have we seen, and what might we expect for the coming year?
• How have the floating storage markets been impacted, and how will a market recovery impact pricing, availability and inventory levels?
• Perspectives from shipowners and charterers on navigating today’s market

Speakers:
Peter Sand,
Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
Randy Giveans,
Senior Analyst, Group Head of the Energy Maritime Shipping Equity Research Group, Senior Vice President, Jefferies
Charles Chasty,
Senior Tanker Analyst, Affinity
Clay Seigle,
Managing Director, Americas, Vortexa

Moderator: Alex Younevitch,
Head of Freight, Argus

  • 11:00 SGT
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  • 11:30 SGT

*Live

Join us for a recap of our 2021 sessions and review the highlights and takeaways from this year’s event.

Speakers:
Karl Kleemeier,
VP, Business Development, Argus
Azlin Ahmad,
Editor, Crude Oil, Argus
Alejandro Barbajosa,
VP, Crude & LPG – Middle East & Asia-Pacific, Argus

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