04 noviembre 2019
Singapore

Argus Asia MTBE Conference

  • 08:30
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:00
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  • 09:15
  • Opening remarks and antitrust reminder Roel Salazar - Methanol & Derivatives Consultant, Argus
  • 09:15
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  • 09:45
  • Petrochemical economics overview in times of uncertainty and volatility Shahrom Muhammad Yusof - Head of Marketing & Sales (Methanol, Aromatics and MTBE), Petronas
  • Global energy market outlook—Impact of slowing economy, geopolitical issues on petrochemical sector and new capacities adding to global pool of supply for methanol
  • Commodity market outlook: Crude oil, natural gas and coal
  • Methanol market overview and impact to MTBE as feedstock

 

 

  • 09:45
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  • 10:15
  • Global MTBE outlook – Opportunities ahead in MTBE’s challenging market

 

  • Market review for MTBE, gasoline and ethanol
  • Latest updates on MTBE projects and production capacity 
  • Will Asia face an MTBE oversupply glut in the near future?   

 

  • 10:15
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  • 10:40
  • Topic to be advised Gabriel Okmian - Product Manager, Tricon Energy
  • 10:40
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  • 10:45
  • Q&A session
  • 10:45
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  • 11:25
  • Networking refreshments
  • 11:25
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  • 11:55
  • Feedstock and economics of MTBE production Roel Salazar - Methanol and Derivatives Consultant, Argus

 

  • What are the criteria for considerations in choosing feedstock for MTBE
  • How would increasing consumption methanol in other applications affect MTBE production margin
  • 11:55
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  • 12:25
  • Global ETBE outlook – prospects of ETBE as a competitor to MTBE Clarence Woo - Executive Director, Asian Clean Fuels Association
  • Review on the global outlook for ETBE supplies and demand
  • A comparison of the economic and environmental advantages and disadvantages in ETBE and MTBE as oxygenates
  • Future prospects of ETBE replacing MTBE as the mainstream oxygenates
  • 12:25
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  • 12:35
  • Q&A session
  • 12:35
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Ethanol gasoline policies and its impact on MTBE demand Lingo Fan - Senior Associate, COFCO Futures
  • The right balance for corn consumption as feedstock for ETBE and food in China. Could this be a bottleneck to E10 adoption?
  • 14:30
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  • 15:10
  • Panel Discussion: Are fuel policies and mandates posing a challenge to MTBE demand? Alcotra, COFCO Futures, Argus, Sinopec Hong Kong (Singapore) 
  • Implementation challenges for China’s E10 policy
  • Impact of US-China trade war on China E10 policy implementation

    Moderator: 
    Lee Toong Shien, Petrochemical Reporter, Argus


    Panelists:
    Cedric Bourdon, Trading Manager, Alcotra
    Lingo Fan, Senior Associate, COFCO Futures
    Jonathon Wong, Head of Gasoline, Sinopec Hong Kong (Singapore) 
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  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Networking refreshment
  • 15:40
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  • 16:10
  • Impact of high-octane gasoline on MTBE demand Saw San Naing - Manager, Downstream, Stratas Advisors
  • Will high-octane gasoline emerge as a mainstream fuel for road transport?
  • Do economics allow for high-octane gasoline to compete with MTBE?
  • 16:10
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  • 16:40
  • Development of electric vehicles (EVs) and the impact on gasoline and MTBE demand Richard Chatterton - Head of Oil Demand Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

 

  • Outlook of global EV market
  • Global initiatives in pushing for EV adoption
  • Forecast on global EV market growth rate and impact on gasoline and MTBE demand
  • 16:40
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  • 16:50
  • Q&A session
  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Chairman's closing remarks Roel Salazar - Methanol & Derivatives Consultant, Argus
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Conference cocktail reception