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Argus Canadian NGL and Petrochemical Summit

Wednesday, May 2


13:00 - 14:00 Registration
14:00 - 15:00 Keynote Address
Speaker: The Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Alberta Minister of Energy

*Keynote address is open to all Canada Week delegates
15:00 - 17:00 Private Meetings
17:00 - 20:00
Argus Canada Week Industry Reception

Murrieta’s Bar & Grill
808 1 St SW, Calgary, AB
T2P 1M9, Canada
Thursday, May 3
07:30 - 09:00 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 Session 1: Canadian NGL Market Dynamics
  • Global supply/demand dynamics: With the increasing availability of NGLs out of Canada, the US and other regions, where is incremental demand growing and is growth sustainable over the coming years?
  • Alberta shale development: Canadian liquids production is increasing in the Montney and Duvernay fields. Understand production estimates, costs and how well connected these plays can bring supply to market. Understand how much Canadian diluent will be consumed for Alberta’s bitumen, the logistics to bring it to market and what this will mean for US demand
  • Far East netbacks and opportunities: Asia is the fastest growing demand center for global LPG. Export terminals from Canada mean a new outlet for Canadian propane and a very competitive option to US Gulf coast supply on a delivered basis. Understand how global trade flows will determine pricing for Canadian propane in the year ahead
Nick Black, Principal LPG, Argus
Dean Setoguchi, SVP Liquids Business Unit, Keyera 
Amy Strahan, Editor Petrochemicals, Argus

Nick Black, Principal LPG, Argus
10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 2: West Coast Infrastructure and Seaborne Market
  • Exports from British Colombia: Hear the latest updates on Ridley Island propane export terminal
  • VLGC freight market: Get an update on the outlook for the VLGC freight market, shipping demand and freight rates
  • Argus Open Markets and world seaborne LPG trade: Understand how LPG is trading internationally for seaborne cargoes and why global markets are netting forward North American exports to consumer markets
Jamie Fisher, Director Energy Exports, AltaGas
Deacon Shorr, President, Libra Fearnley
Ross Allen
, Vice President Business Development, Argus

Ross Allen, Vice President Business Development, Argus
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Presentation: Outlook for NGL
  • What is the long-term analysis for Canadian NGL production estimates? What are the expectations of future crude oil, and natural gas prices? What is the outlook for future net exports?
Jean-Denis Charlebois, Chief Economist, National Energy Board

Amy Strahan, Editor Petrochemicals, Argus
14:30 - 15:00 Presentation: Canada's Natural Gas Strategy
  • How can Canada continue competing in the North American market? How can Canadian producers get more value for their gas? Is LNG the most viable option?

Ajey Chandra, Vice President, Managing Director, Muse Stancil

Amy Strahan, Editor Petrochemicals, Argus

15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:30 Session 3: Opportunities for Canadian Propane in Mexico
  • What is Mexico's demand for Canadian propane and what are the strategies for imports and pricing in Mexico?
  • What are the steps to integrate into Mexico’s LPG market? What has happened historically and how has the market evolved since Mexico’s deregulation? 
Luis Landeros
, President, LPGas Distributors Association
Dave Schultz, Gas and Power, New World Fuel

Ross Allen, Vice President Business Development, Argus
16:30 - 18:00 Cocktail Reception
Friday, May 4
07:30 - 08:30 Registration and Breakfast
08:30 - 09:30 Session 4: Alberta's Petrochemical Powerhouse
  • Extending the Alberta advantage: Understand Alberta’s competitive advantage in petrochemicals and how Alberta can compete with the US in light of recent China-US investments announcement
  • Developing Alberta’s resources: Future investment opportunities in petrochemicals

Steve Weber, VP Petrochemicals, Argus
Lynette Tremblay, Manager of Government Relations, Alberta's Industrial Heartland 

Allan Fogwill, President and CEO, CERI

09:30 - 10:00 Presentation: Rail Capacity for Propane and Polymers
  • What are the latest projects to bring western Canadian propane and polymers to market?

James Cairns
, VP Petroleum and Chemicals, CN Rail

Allan Fogwill
, President and CEO, CERI

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Session 5: Petrochemical Projects and Regional Outlook for NGLs
  • Propane demand: Case study of Canada's first integrated propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene complex
  • Canadian butane: Blending, diluent, petrochemical feedstock? What is the supply and demand for Canadian butane production? How much is used in gasoline blending? How viable is butane for use as diluent for heavy crudes? What is the potential for use as a petrochemical feedstock?
  • Ethane supply/demand balances: What is the outlook for ethane demand and ethylene supply for eastern Canada?
David Chappell, Senior Vice President, Petrochemical Development, Inter Pipeline
Steve Weber
, VP Petrochemicals, Argus
Dave Tulk, Partner, Gas Processing Management Inc.

Allan Fogwill
, President and CEO, CERI
12:00 Conference Concludes

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