Global gasoline drivers
- Keynote speech: Exploring the current gasoline landscape and promoting growth
- Assessing the future of gasoline within the transportation fuels mix
- Understanding the benefits of blending from a refiner’s perspective to stay competitive
- Increasing flexibility of plants to maintain high margins and blend economically
- Reviewing future policies that will incentivise gasoline use as an environmentally friendly product
Outlook for supply-demand trends
- Diesel versus gasoline: Examining trends and future imbalances David Wech - Managing Director, JBC Energy
- How will gasoline demand in Europe change compared with diesel demand in the mid-term?
- Where do we see opportunities for gasoline demand growth in Europe?
- How will the share of gasoline increase compared with diesel?
- How will companies tackle demand for products in light of changing demand for crude?
- Understanding infrastructure for the diesel and gasoline industries, including storage
- 2050 vision: Understanding the rise of alternative fuels and the role of European gasoline in the fuel mix Senior Representative - Concawe, European Petroleum Refiners Association
- Exploring the likely impact of alternative fuels on the gasoline industry
- Understanding the rise in demand for petroleum products to 2040
- Where will gasoline find demand in an environment where electric cars play a bigger role?
- Morning coffee and networking
- US perspective: How future US supply will find its place on a global stage Sean Hill - Industry Economist, Energy Information Administration (EIA)
- Exploring the shifting supply of crude to lighter sweet grades and the impact on gasoline
- How will new supply impact the relationship between European and US trade flows?
- Understanding how changing regulations, including RFS, will affect US gasoline
- Panel discussion: New global trade flows in response to shifting supply-demand dynamics
- How are changing refinery slates impacting gasoline production and supply?
- What are the current demands for gasoline in west Africa?
- Do we see overcapacity and how can traders remain competitive?
- Where do we see new regions becoming an exporter of gasoline?
- How will US exports compete with a surplus of gasoline in northwest Europe?
- Which regions in Europe and the Mediterranean are low on gasoline supply?
- How is the South African refinery landscape changing for gasoline?
- What new trade flows are emerging from Russia and the Baltic states?
Chris Judge, VP, Crude and Products, Argus
Stuart Mansworth, Head of Oil Products Trading, Essar Oil (UK)
Kanwar Ratra, CEO, Ultimate Oil and Gas
Neil Watt, Crude and Refined Products Strategist, BB Energy
Refinery slate changes as a result of new IMO regulations and the need for improved fuel quality
- How will new IMO regulations impact refinery slates and will there be a knock-on effect on gasoline? Francis Osborne - Head of Forecasting – Consulting, Argus
- What indirect impact does reducing sulphur levels have on gasoline output?
- Reviewing refinery investments and what this means for balances
- Exploring new gasoline supply and the interaction with diesel supply
- Understanding the naphtha-gasoline mix to improve octane levels and fuel quality Neil Watt - Crude and Refined Products Strategist, BB Energy
- Exploring current naphtha production and its relationship to gasoline
- What blends can be made to improve octane levels and fuel quality?
- Assessing the main product flows for fossil fuels with high and low sulphur contents
- Looking at the difference between naphtha and ethanol on supplying incremental octanes
- Africa focus: Refining spec changes and new trade opportunities in Nigeria Mele Kyari - Group General Manager Crude Oil Marketing, NNPC
- What new regulations across west Africa are encouraging higher-quality fuels?
- What advances are taking place to create a new spec for blending?
- The need to improve flexibility to meet demand for increasing fuel quality
- Afternoon coffee and networking
Infrastructure and storage to enable trade flows
- Examining global logistics and infrastructure to support international trade
- What gaps are there in infrastructure across the supply chain that hinder efficient trade?
- Where do we see new US cargos going?
- What investments need to take place to aid gasoline flows?
- Investments in storage to increase gasoline capacity and meet the needs of the market
- Reviewing the current global storage landscape
- Developing a global network of terminals and storage to improve the supply chain
- Investments in storage tanks and improving flexibility
EU roadmap for curbing emissions and increasing the usage of bio-components
- EU legal framework for decarbonising transport fuels Andreas Gumbert - Policy Officer, European Commission
- Support for alternative fuels under the EU Renewable Energy Directive
- Greenhouse gas reduction potential from biofuels and other alternative fuels
- Panel discussion: Global mandates and regulations on bio-component blends in gasoline - Argus, Department of Transport UK, Enerkem
- What new regulations and policies do we see coming into force in the next two years?
- How should refineries and blenders adapt to new policies on blending?
- Which European policies will drive demand for ethanol blending of E10?
- Producing ethers and synthetic gasoline as an alternative to switching to E10
- What E10 compatibility challenges do blenders face?
Charles Jan, Senior Manager, Argus
Tim Simon, Low Carbon Fuels Division, Department for Transport
Robert Vierhout, Independent Consultant, Enerkem
- Morning coffee and networking
Blender’s perspective and economics
- A blender’s perspective: Identifying the right blends to improve margins Gergely Tóth - Fuel Quality & Portfolio Management, MOL Group
- What investments need to be made to adapt units and technologies for blending?
- Exploring best practice with calculating economics and decision making
- Understanding growing demand for blended products
- 360° panel debate: Exploring the economics of blending and finding the right composition - MOL Group, Nordic Green
- What drives the choice of products used for blending?
- What is the optimal composition of components at current price levels?
- Understanding the challenge of gas and how much ethanol you would consider adding?
- What penalties could companies face for not complying to EU standards for bioethanol blends?
- How are refineries becoming more attuned to becoming a gasoline blender?
- What are the best economic factors for blending?
Gergely Tóth, Fuel Quality & Portfolio Management, MOL Group
Bo Gleerup, CEO Founder, Nordic Green
Testing and inspection
- Close of main conference
- Testing your fuel to meet quality standards
- Specification testing to a wide variety of fuel standards including EN228
- Establishing an effective fuel compliance programme with inspections and reporting systems
- Case study: Testing sulphur and gasoline grades delivered to Africa
- Networking lunch