03 December - 05 December 2018
London, UK

Argus European LPG Markets

  • 13:40
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  • 14:15
  • Focus day registration
  • 14:15
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  • 15:15
  • Analysing feedstock market in relation to LPG Joe Duffy - Principal, Petrochemicals Consulting, EAME, Argus
- How are feedstocks valued in olefins? 
- Assessing the interaction of feedstocks in relation to LPG
- Naphtha vs propane costs
  • 15:15
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  • 16:15
  • Competing fuels for transportation and the impact of IMO 2020 Matt Wright - Senior Analyst, Consulting Services, Argus
- Overview of global transport fuel demand: Past, present and future
- Outlook for electric vehicles and fossil fuels
- Assessing the IMO’s impact on gasoline and diesel: Is this a threat or an opportunity for LPG?
- Has the IMO presented LPG fleet opportunities? LPG, CNG and LNG
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  • Supply chain investments and opportunities Kristen Mueller - Senior LPG and LNG Analyst, Argus
- Regional outlook for investments in LPG storage and logistics
- Update on the shipping fleet and order book
- Getting the product to consumers – how some countries and companies are supporting further penetration of LPG
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  • Conclusions and Close of Focus Afternoon
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  • 09:40
  • Exhibition and registration opening
  • 09:40
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  • 09:45
  • Producer’s welcome address Tonika Campbell - Senior LPG Project Manager, Argus
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  • 10:00
  • Chairperson’s opening speech Philip Shaw - Senior Vice President of LPG, Argus
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  • 10:30
  • An overview of crude and products pricing, the impact of IMO 2020 Francis Osborne - Head of Forecasting, Consulting, Argus

- Crude price fluctuation and outlook

- Assessing how crude affects LPG pricing: What are the results of this within the shale gas and oil producer price war?

- Assessing the impact on shipping companies: What opportunities and challenges are presented for LPG in light of the IMO rule change?

- General impact of this legislation sector on the refining

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  • 11:00
  • Overview of US production and supply Tom Carlisle - Gas Analyst, Gibson Shipbrokers

- An update on natural gas liquids and infrastructure

- Discussing the role of Asia-Pacific: How are US pricing and supply affected?

- Discussing pricing sensitivity on various global relationships

- How much more supply should we expect from the US?

- How much US supply is flowing there and what are they doing with the product?

  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Russian LPG market overview Aleksey Markov - Director, Hydrocarbons Feedstock Sales and Marketing, SIBUR
 
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  • 12:05
  • Morning networking break
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  • 12:35
  • Keynote presentation: INEOS European expansion programme Hugh Carmichael - Director, Feedstocks Trading and Shipping, INEOS

- Ethane cracker and propane PDH projects update
- How will this affect the supply and demand landscape?
- What does this means for Europe?

  • 12:35
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  • 13:05
  • Assessing the future of bio-LPG Georg Potthast - Managing Partner, Lange Gas

- New uses and prospects for bio-LPG

- Opportunities for bio-propane in the autogas market

- How are government policies adapting to encourage and support the use of biofuels?

  • 13:05
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  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch break
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  • 15:15
  • Sparkling roundtables
As prices are slowly increasing, we thought we should celebrate! Join our sparkling roundtables for a well-deserved drink to close the year, while laying the foundations for 2019! Sign up to our roundtable sessions with your peers. Places are limited to ensure maximum interaction.

Roundtable 1: Developments in the autogas market

Led by: Sureyya Goksu, Vice General Manager, Yurtpet

Roundtable 2:
The LPG shipping landscape

Led by: Emma Reiss, LPG Editor, Argus

Roundtable 3:
The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy – Preparing for expansion of the UK LPG industry

Led by: Peter Westwood, Chief Executive, UKLPG

Roundtable 4:
IoT application in the LPG business

Led by: David Tyler, Director, WLPGA
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  • Roundtable leader conclusions
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  • 16:15
  • Afternoon networking break
  • 16:15
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  • 16:45
  • Analysing LPG in the world of electrification Jaume Loffredo - Policy Manager, Liquid Gas Europe

- The consequences of the renewable energy directive

- Assessing electric vehicles and the short-term effects on the autogas industry

- Discussing electrification in the heating industry: What does this mean for demand?

  • 16:45
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  • 17:15
  • Autogas in Italy Filippo De Cecco - Technical Manager LPG and LNG, Federchimica-Assogasliquidi

- Trends of consumption over last decade

- What are the key factors for an increase of consumption?

- The network of autogas stations in Italy

- Political decision makers and how they affect the market

- Outlook and future demand trends

  • 17:15
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  • 17:20
  • Chairperson’s summary of day one Philip Shaw - Senior Vice President of LPG, Argus
  • 17:20
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  • 18:50
  • Networking drinks and close of day one
  • 09:45
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  • 10:30
  • Exhibition and registration opening
  • 10:30
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  • 10:45
  • Chairperson’s opening speech David Appleton - Senior LPG Analyst, Argus
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  • 11:15
  • Examining the LPG market in Mediterranean Can Toydemir - Operations Director, Ipragaz

- Developments in the Turkish LPG market

- Discussing LPG tax in line with autogas developments in the region

- Investment in storage and how this fares with trade flows

  • 11:15
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  • 11:45
  • Developments in the Balkans region Marian Manescu - General Manager, Gaspeco
- Market update and outlook
- Assessing supply and trade flows
- Discussing the effects of increasing competition and local challenges in the region
- Analysing the role of legislation in encouraging LPG consumption
- Opportunities for the autogas market in Romania
  • 11:45
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  • 12:15
  • Morning networking break
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  • 12:45
  • Analysing local supply landscape: A British picture of the past 12 months Adam Thompson - Operations Director, Calor Gas

- An overview of supply in the UK

- Assessing product supply in light of planned and unplanned refinery closures

Examining strategies to overcome shipping and storage challenges

- Logistics schemes and their growing importance in European supply

  • 12:45
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  • 13:15
  • Using LPG as a feedstock for power generation Christoph Reimnitz - Global Structuring Leader Gas to Power/Project Development, GE Global
- Identifying the sweet spot for LPG as a feedstock for power generation
- Assessing reductions in extensive usage of LPG for power generation
- Analysing relevance of LPG for developing markets
  • 13:15
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  • 14:15
  • Networking lunch break
  • 14:15
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  • 14:45
  • Northwest Europe: Rising to the challenge? Cathy Coyle - Head of Commodity Risk Management, DCC

- An update on the supply picture in Germany

- Storage capacity in western Europe

- Is there a gap in the market for LPG? Competition in fossil fuel markets

- Commodity costs and regulatory risk

- Infrastructure investment and operational challenges

  • 14:45
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  • 15:15
  • The changing shipping market landscape Nicola Williams - Director, Clarksons
- US exports and supply growth outlook
- Short terms trends in European supply and import prospects
- Regulatory change in light of IMO 2020 
- Freight supply outlook
  • 15:15
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  • 15:25
  • Chairperson’s closing address and close of conference David Appleton - Senior LPG Analyst, Argus