04 octubre - 30 octubre 2020
Miami, Florida, US

Argus Fuel Oil Summit

2019 Fuel Oil Summit speakers included:

Carl Ellett
Senior Economist, PBF Energy
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1988, Carl has worked for several multinational oil companies that include Fina Oil & Chemical, Mobil Oil and later ExxonMobil. During that time he acquired an Execute M.B.A in Energy from the University of Oklahoma and a Diploma in Global Business from Saïd Business School, University...
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1988, Carl has worked for several multinational oil companies that include Fina Oil & Chemical, Mobil Oil and later ExxonMobil. During that time he acquired an Execute M.B.A in Energy from the University of Oklahoma and a Diploma in Global Business from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He’s enjoyed a broad selection of assignments from engineering, process management, and turnaround management with extensive work in refinery and supply chain optimization. He’s covered the introduction of EPA reformulated gasoline, subsequent MTBE phase-out, and implementation of all three phases for California reformulated gasoline. Carl currently works as a Senior Economist for PBF Energy, the fifth largest refiner in North America, at their Torrance Refinery located near Los Angeles. His work is focused on short- and long-term strategic planning to meet changing fuels markets and regulatory requirements for California.
Lieutenant Commander Samuel Danus
Port State Control Oversight, U.S. Coast Guard
Lieutenant Commander Samuel Danus is a member of the Port State Control Division within the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance at US Coast Guard (USCG) headquarters. His duties include oversight and policy development for port state control activities throughout the US, and serving as the QUALSHIP 21/Large Fleet Designation Program Manager. Previously, he was the Assi...
Lieutenant Commander Samuel Danus is a member of the Port State Control Division within the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance at US Coast Guard (USCG) headquarters. His duties include oversight and policy development for port state control activities throughout the US, and serving as the QUALSHIP 21/Large Fleet Designation Program Manager. Previously, he was the Assistant Chief, Inspections Division, at USCG Marine Safety Unit Texas City, overseeing more than 1,000 inspections of US flag vessels and 200 facilities annually within the ports of Galveston, Texas City, and Freeport. In addition, he served as Chief of the Port State Control Branch at Marine Safety Unit Texas City, which performs more than 450 port state control exams every year, including several Certificate of Compliance exams on oil tankers in port and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico lightering areas. Lt. Cdr. Danus graduated from the US Coast Guard Academy with a BSc in government in 2007 and received his master of public administration from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, in 2012.
Silvia de Marucci
Executive Manager Economic Analysis & Market Research, Autoridad del Canal de Panama
Mrs. Marucci graduated in Economics and a Minor in Market Research from Concordia University, Montreal P.Q., Canada. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from NOVA Southeastern University. Previous work experience include positions such as Operations Coordinator for South America for Samsung Latin America identifying and advising on business opportunities...
Mrs. Marucci graduated in Economics and a Minor in Market Research from Concordia University, Montreal P.Q., Canada. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from NOVA Southeastern University. Previous work experience include positions such as Operations Coordinator for South America for Samsung Latin America identifying and advising on business opportunities in the Latin American region, coordinating activities of local managers from each one of the Samsung branches in South America, and developing and implementing a corporate intelligence system among Samsung Offices in South America. From 1992 through 1994 was appointed Economic Advisor to the Embassy of Japan in Panama, acting as liaison between Panamanian Government Officials and the Embassy. She joined the Panama Canal in 1995 and developed a career in market research, specializing in the energy sector. Currently is the Manager of Market Analysis and Customer Relations Division. She is currently responsible for developing tolls policies, evaluating the competitiveness of the route, generating short, medium and long term forecasts, and evaluating the economic impact of the Panama Canal.
Peter Sand
Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
Peter Sand is Chief Shipping Analyst at shipping association Bimco, which he joined in 2009. He is responsible for analysing the commercial markets for dry bulk vessels, tankers and container ships, and assists management teams, association members and clients with insights into the many different aspects of the global shipping industry. Peter’s regular reports, analytical...
Peter Sand is Chief Shipping Analyst at shipping association Bimco, which he joined in 2009. He is responsible for analysing the commercial markets for dry bulk vessels, tankers and container ships, and assists management teams, association members and clients with insights into the many different aspects of the global shipping industry. Peter’s regular reports, analytical articles and insightful comments on the shipping market are widely read and have often been referenced in the global mainstream media. Before Bimco, he worked for dry bulk and products tanker company D/S Norden. Peter holds a Master’s in Economics from the University of Copenhagen. He is also a teacher of Maritime Economics at the Danish Shipping Academy as well as guest lecturer at the Copenhagen Business School.
Gregg Anderson
Executive Director, Energy & Utilities, Utility Regulation and Competition Office, Cayman Islands
Mr. Gregg Anderson is the Executive Director, Energy & Utilities of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) of the Cayman Islands. He provides leadership and guidance in the economic regulation of the energy and water sectors including guiding utility executives, stakeholders, and board members in making strategic business and policy decisions. He has a div...
Mr. Gregg Anderson is the Executive Director, Energy & Utilities of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) of the Cayman Islands. He provides leadership and guidance in the economic regulation of the energy and water sectors including guiding utility executives, stakeholders, and board members in making strategic business and policy decisions. He has a diverse 32+ - year career that includes strategy, operations, sales & marketing, regulatory compliance, and risk management roles in both the financial and telecoms industries. Prior to joining OfReg, Gregg developed growth strategies, risk management, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing programmes, policies, procedures and projects.
Captain Melbourne Pinks
SVP Marine Services, Chembulk Tankers
Mr. Melbourne Pinks, also known as Mel, serves as Senior Vice President - Marine Services at BLT Chembulk Group and served as its Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Operations since January 2018. Prior to joining Chembulk in January 2018, Mr. Pinks spent a total 28 years at Odfjell, sailing as Chief Officer and Master until mid-2000 when he concluded his s...
Mr. Melbourne Pinks, also known as Mel, serves as Senior Vice President - Marine Services at BLT Chembulk Group and served as its Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Operations since January 2018. Prior to joining Chembulk in January 2018, Mr. Pinks spent a total 28 years at Odfjell, sailing as Chief Officer and Master until mid-2000 when he concluded his seagoing career and spent the remainder of the year in Bergen as a ship broker. He is a Master Mariner with over 40 years of experience including a lengthy seagoing career followed by shoreside roles including: Transhipment Coordinator; Port Operator; Super Cargo; Foreign Marketing Office Manager; Director of Southern African Tank Terminal projects; Commercial and Operational Manager then Terminal Sales Director. In 2001, he took up the post as Commercial Manager for Odfjell Tankers South Africa. In 2011, he returned to the United States and spent three years in Charleston as Terminal & Commercial Manager. He was Commercial Director for Odfjell Terminals USA until 2018. He is a graduate of the Pangbourne Nautical College and South Shields Marine and Technical College.
Stephen Jones
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Oil Products, Argus
Stephen Jones is Global Head of Oil Products at Argus. Stephen joined Argus in 2017 as Senior Vice President and is based in Houston. He is responsible for Argus pricing solutions that meet the rapidly changing trading requirements for gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, marine fuels, base oils, asphalt, refinery feedstocks and biofuels markets. Stephen has expertise in all aspect...
Stephen Jones is Global Head of Oil Products at Argus. Stephen joined Argus in 2017 as Senior Vice President and is based in Houston. He is responsible for Argus pricing solutions that meet the rapidly changing trading requirements for gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, marine fuels, base oils, asphalt, refinery feedstocks and biofuels markets. Stephen has expertise in all aspects of the energy business, having served clients for over 30 years in the industry. Prior to Argus, Stephen was with Purvin & Gertz and IHS Market for 17 years where he was Vice President of the Refining & Marketing team. He has been an instrumental leader for large international teams that provided research and consulting services to clients in the upstream, crude oil markets, refining, natural gas liquids, chemicals, automotive, maritime, and midstream businesses. While at IHS Markit, Stephen was charged leading the Energy Product Management team and the integration of the legacy PFC Energy, Purvin & Gertz, and CERA market services. Stephen began his career in the energy business with Exxon at the world-class Baton Rouge Refinery where he advanced through a variety of technical support, business planning, engineering supervision, and operations management positions. He then held positions in Exxon’s Refining Headquarters and Supply & Trading teams in Houston where he gained expertise in crude oil trading, refinery optimization and market economics. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tulane University.
Edward Arnold
Senior Consultant - Argus Consulting Services, Americas, Argus
Ed covers upstream, refining, US transportation trends, and biotechnology for Argus Consulting Services. He has 39 years’ experience conducting market analysis, project feasibility studies, and new process technology evaluation, working for Argus, Jacobs Consultancy and UOP/Honeywell. He has provided advisory services for many of the world’s most successful oil production,...
Ed covers upstream, refining, US transportation trends, and biotechnology for Argus Consulting Services. He has 39 years’ experience conducting market analysis, project feasibility studies, and new process technology evaluation, working for Argus, Jacobs Consultancy and UOP/Honeywell. He has provided advisory services for many of the world’s most successful oil production, refining, energy, logistics and bio-fuels organizations, as well as for banks, sovereign wealth funds and government agencies. Ed holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry from the University of California, a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from the Illinois Institute of Technology and he received a Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.
Mason Hamilton
Senior Petroleum Markets Analyst, U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Mason Hamilton is a Senior Petroleum Markets Analyst at the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. Mason is a principal contributor to EIA’...
Mason Hamilton is a Senior Petroleum Markets Analyst at the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. Mason is a principal contributor to EIA’s This Week in Petroleum and Today in Energy publications, he also advises EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook. Mason’s work and analysis spans across the petroleum and liquid fuels markets spectrum, from crude to products and from pipelines to tankers. Mason has briefed the Secretary of Energy, DOE senior leadership, members of Congress, multiple state energy offices, and trade groups on EIA’s petroleum data and analysis.
John Ghio
Deputy Captain of the Port, Gibraltar Port Authority
John started working in the bunker industry when he joined Aegean Bunkering (Gibraltar) Ltd in 1998, the year the company first set up in Gibraltar. John joined the Gibraltar Port Authority as Bunkering Superintendent in 2011. His role involved regulating the bunker industry. The main tool in achieving this was ensuring compliance with the Bunkering Code of Practice, as we...
John started working in the bunker industry when he joined Aegean Bunkering (Gibraltar) Ltd in 1998, the year the company first set up in Gibraltar. John joined the Gibraltar Port Authority as Bunkering Superintendent in 2011. His role involved regulating the bunker industry. The main tool in achieving this was ensuring compliance with the Bunkering Code of Practice, as well as ensuring that the code of practice reflected the best industry practices across the board through constant revisions and updates. In 2011, John was responsible for the launch and introduction of the STS Code of Practice in Gibraltar. He was promoted to Senior Port Officer (Operations Manager) in 2015 and then to the role of Marine Officer (Deputy Captain of the Port) in January 2017.
Mike Reed
Chief Commercial Officer, IMTT
Mike recently joined IMTT after his start-up and sale of Pin Oak terminals in Louisiana and the commercialisation of Pin Oak’s Corpus Christi crude export facility. Mike has extensive knowledge and background working domestically and internationally, in trading, and providing terminalling and pipeline services in the crude, refined products, fuel/feed and chemical market ...
Mike recently joined IMTT after his start-up and sale of Pin Oak terminals in Louisiana and the commercialisation of Pin Oak’s Corpus Christi crude export facility. Mike has extensive knowledge and background working domestically and internationally, in trading, and providing terminalling and pipeline services in the crude, refined products, fuel/feed and chemical market sectors. Mike previously worked with Kinder Morgan, Northville, LBC and Trinity. He has over 30 years of midstream experience in terminalling, pipelines and trading.
Marc Refos
Director, Marketing Manager, Staatsolie
Marc has been Marketing Manager at Staatsolie for two and a half years. He began his career in 2002 as a Mechanical Engineer at Staatsolie’s refining division. He then moved to engineering, maintenance, management and operations.
Marc has been Marketing Manager at Staatsolie for two and a half years. He began his career in 2002 as a Mechanical Engineer at Staatsolie’s refining division. He then moved to engineering, maintenance, management and operations.
Fred Finger
Vice-President, Head of Operations, American Shipping & Logistics Group (ASL)
Fred joined ASL in 2009 and assumed his current role last year. He is responsible for all operational and technical aspects of the ARC fleet as well as ARC port operations. Prior to joining ARC, Fred worked at Maersk Line for 25 years in various roles. He serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the United Seamen’s Service, is a member of the Lloyd’s Reg...
Fred joined ASL in 2009 and assumed his current role last year. He is responsible for all operational and technical aspects of the ARC fleet as well as ARC port operations. Prior to joining ARC, Fred worked at Maersk Line for 25 years in various roles. He serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the United Seamen’s Service, is a member of the Lloyd’s Register North America Advisory Committee, the American Bureau of Shipping, the National Defense Transportation Association, the Navy League and the US Registry Working Group. Fred is a previous Chairman of the Overseas Security Advisory Committee’s Maritime Security Working Group. He has a BS in Nautical Science and an unlimited merchant marine master’s license from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
Edward English
Vice-President and Technical Director, Fuel Quality Services
Ed oversees all aspects related to the research, development and deployment of production chemicals, antimicrobials and detection equipment used in various stages of the petroleum and biomass fuels industry. Additional activities include evaluating regulatory and industry issues in order to formulate policy and implement programmes, as well as ensuring compliance with fede...
Ed oversees all aspects related to the research, development and deployment of production chemicals, antimicrobials and detection equipment used in various stages of the petroleum and biomass fuels industry. Additional activities include evaluating regulatory and industry issues in order to formulate policy and implement programmes, as well as ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and performing technical reviews and programme audits. Ed holds a BS in chemistry from the University of Florida.
Shannon Boudreaux
Fuel Oil Blending Operations, Amspec
Shannon has been involved in many aspects of the complex world of fuel oil blending, amid 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry. Fifteen of these years were spent at a major global petroleum inspection and testing house from Field Inspector to Branch Manager, followed by 15 years as Royal Dutch Shell, Shell Trading’s SME Senior Commercial Blending Operator, befo...
Shannon has been involved in many aspects of the complex world of fuel oil blending, amid 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry. Fifteen of these years were spent at a major global petroleum inspection and testing house from Field Inspector to Branch Manager, followed by 15 years as Royal Dutch Shell, Shell Trading’s SME Senior Commercial Blending Operator, before semi-retiring and accepting a fuel oil blending management role at Amspec.
Sai Reddy Pinappu
RDD Scientist, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Sai Reddy Pinappu is a lead engineer at BHGE’s chemicals and industrial services division, working out of Sugar Land, Texas. He has 10 years of experience in developing new products and services, providing technical support with a combined knowledge of chemistry and processes.
Sai Reddy Pinappu is a lead engineer at BHGE’s chemicals and industrial services division, working out of Sugar Land, Texas. He has 10 years of experience in developing new products and services, providing technical support with a combined knowledge of chemistry and processes.
Mitch Maloney
Delayed Coker & Process Engineering Specialist, Becht Engineering, former ExxonMobil
Mitch Moloney has extensive experience of the oil industry having worked for ExxonMobil for 40 years, most recently as a delayed coker and processing engineering specialist before retiring in August. Mitch started his career at the Bayway refinery in New Jersey, before moving to the residual upgrading sector in 1989, and has focused on delayed coking, visbreaking and fluid...
Mitch Moloney has extensive experience of the oil industry having worked for ExxonMobil for 40 years, most recently as a delayed coker and processing engineering specialist before retiring in August. Mitch started his career at the Bayway refinery in New Jersey, before moving to the residual upgrading sector in 1989, and has focused on delayed coking, visbreaking and fluid bed coking for over 30 years. He served as the process start-up lead for the Venezuelan CerroNegro upgrader in 2001 and most recently the Antwerp delayed coking unit in Belgium in 2018. Mitch graduated from Princeton University in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.
Joseph Stark
Director of Technology, Innospec
Joseph Stark has 22 years of experience in upstream and downstream specialty chemicals for the oil and gas industry. He obtained a Bachelor’s in chemistry from The Ohio State University and a PhD from Kansas State University. He worked at Shell Chemical in the catalysis division before joining Baker Hughes in 1998. At Baker Hughes he developed products and processes for u...
Joseph Stark has 22 years of experience in upstream and downstream specialty chemicals for the oil and gas industry. He obtained a Bachelor’s in chemistry from The Ohio State University and a PhD from Kansas State University. He worked at Shell Chemical in the catalysis division before joining Baker Hughes in 1998. At Baker Hughes he developed products and processes for upstream and downstream applications, most notably in the fouling control and hydrogen sulfide scavenger product lines. In 2012 Joseph joined Nalco Champion as Director of Downstream R&D and Technical Services directing research and technical support for all aspects of their downstream specialty chemicals division. In 2018 he had the opportunity to join Innospec Fuel Specialties supporting fuel additive applications inside and outside the refinery gates and marine fuel applications. Joseph has 22 patents over 30 publications and presentations.
Ananth Srinivasan
Vice President, Shipping, V TIC Services
Ananth Srinivasan serves in his current role as Vice President at V-TIC Services, a Viswa Group Company. The V-TIC Services team focuses on the Supply side of the Fuel supply chain and this team is intimately involved with helping fuel suppliers get ready for IMO 2020. From helping suppliers develop 0.5% fuels, to helping clients develop the basis of design of their refin...
Ananth Srinivasan serves in his current role as Vice President at V-TIC Services, a Viswa Group Company. The V-TIC Services team focuses on the Supply side of the Fuel supply chain and this team is intimately involved with helping fuel suppliers get ready for IMO 2020. From helping suppliers develop 0.5% fuels, to helping clients develop the basis of design of their refineries, the V-TIC Services team was developed to be at the cutting edge for the next challenge of the customer. Ananth Srinivasan has over eighteen years of experience working at Baker Hughes and in a startup, in a variety of roles including P&L Management, Sales, Operations, Engineering, Product Development, and Project Management. His breadth of experience spans the Oil and Gas sector from Upstream operations to the Marine Shipping business. His main skill sets are P&L Management and solution selling. In his last P&L role at Baker Hughes, he led his team to the best financial performance across all product lines during the oil recession. He has an Executive MBA from Texas A&M and a Masters’ in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is able to combine his technical knowledge with his commercial acumen to help clients win at the marketplace. Ananth has served as the President of the Houston chapter of the Association of India’s Development, a volunteering organization focused on addressing change at the grassroots in India. As an active proponent of the Oil and Gas industry, Ananth has spoken at National Society of Black Engineers, Rice University, and the University of Houston.
John Demopoulos
Vice President, North American Refined Products, Argus Consulting Services
John is responsible for running Argus’ North American refined products business, including gasoline, distillates, asphalt, residuals, feedstocks, blendstocks, biofuels, and related environmental credits. His previous roles at Argus have involved quality control and assurance, managing editorial teams, launching new reports, and reporting on a wide variety of commodity mark...
John is responsible for running Argus’ North American refined products business, including gasoline, distillates, asphalt, residuals, feedstocks, blendstocks, biofuels, and related environmental credits. His previous roles at Argus have involved quality control and assurance, managing editorial teams, launching new reports, and reporting on a wide variety of commodity markets. John joined Argus after working for several years as a foreign correspondent, based in Greece and the Balkans. He has 13 years’ experience in commodities, a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from King’s College London.