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Argus Canadian NGL Markets 2017

The Argus Canadian NGL & Petrochemical Summit returns to Calgary and is part of Argus Canada Week. Gather with the Canadian energy industry for a week of market insight and networking.

Organizations representing petrochemicals, pipelines, producers, traders, brokers, risk managers, analysts, government, banks and many others will attend to hear the latest developments on the market. Network and do business at the premier event designed for Canadian NGLs and Petrochemicals.

Preview of topics include:

  • Propane exports: Canadian supply in the international market
  • PDH facilities: Fractionation capacity and consumption of domestic supply
  • Petrochemical demand: Future of ethylene exports 
  • West coast infrastructure: Terminal projects and export advantages 
  • Eastern Canadian supply: Impact of new pipelines coming online
  • Logistics: Outlook for rail capacity and supply chain challenges
    ... and much more!

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Last year's event featured speakers including: 

The Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Alberta Energy Minister

Shigeo Ishikawa, Executive Vice President, ENEOS Globe Corporation

Peter Kaestner, Vice President - Feedstocks, Reliance Holdings USA

Stay tuned for exciting program announcements as we head into 2018!

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Wednesday, May 2
17:00 - 20:00
Canada Week Industry Reception
Thursday, May 3
07:30 - 08:30 Registration and Breakfast
08:30 - 08:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
08:45 - 10:00 Session 1: Canadian NGL Market Dynamics

  • Canada’s energy future: Understand the outlook for energy policy and carbon pricing and how that might impact future investment in NGLs and petrochemicals. Understand the long-term analysis for production estimates, pipelines, well completion, performance, connectivity and future exports
  • 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

  • Asian demand: 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
10:00 - 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 - 11:00 Presentation: Natural Gas Strategy

  • How can Canada continue competing in the North American market? What is the likelihood for LNG development during the next window of opportunity? How have production of natural gas and NGLs shifted geographically over the years? What might this mean for existing processing infrastructure and connectivity?
11:00 - 12:30 Session 2: Transportation and Logistics for Canadian NGLs

  • Exports from Markus Hook: Mariner East 2 is scheduled to come online in 2018. What impact will this have on Eastern Canadian propane/butane?

  • Rail capacity: What are the latest projects to bring western Canadian propane to market? 

  • VLGC freight market: What is the outlook for shipping demand and freight rates?
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Presentation: India’s Appetite for Canadian NGLs

  • What is India’s appetite for Canadian NGLs when new west coast export terminals come online?
14:30 - 16:00 Session 3: West Coast Export Projects

This session will address the latest export projects and outlets for Canadian NGLs on the west coast including:
  • Key demand drivers from residential to petrochemical use
  • Building the case for market liquidity and price transparency
  • Canada’s competitive advantage to USGC supplies
  • Opportunities for WCSB producers and netback improvements
  • Future of US west coast exports when propane exports from British Columbia ramp up
16:00 - 16:30 Networking Break
16:30 - 17:30 Session 4: Mexico’s Demand for Canadian Propane

  • LPG distribution in Mexico: Understand the strategy for imports and pricing in Mexico and how the distribution system is working with current infrastructure and storage capacity challenges
  • Exporting propane to Mexico: Understand the demand dynamics for Edmonton propane in the Mexican market
17:30 - 18:30 Cocktail Reception
Friday, May 4
08:00 - 08:45 Registration and Breakfast

08:45 - 09:00

Opening Remarks
09:00 - 10:30 Session 5: Petrochemical Demand

  • Competitive economics: What is the outlook for domestic and international petrochemical demand and netbacks from different markets?

  • 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

  • Pembina project update: What is the outlook for Alberta’s petrochemical supply/demand balance for western Canadian propane? When will final investment decision be made for the PDH/PP facility? What might additional petrochemical and export demand mean for propane prices in western Canada?
10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break 
11:00 - 12:00 Session 6: Ethane Projects and Trends

  • Rise of ethane projects: What are the implications of US ethane crackers and ethylene export terminals coming online and what might this mean for western Canadian NGLs? 

  • Ethane trends: What are the ethane rejection rates we are seeing in Alberta and WCSB?

  • NOVA’s all-ethane conversion plant: What is the outlook for ethane demand and ethylene supply for eastern Canada?
12:00 - 12:30 Argus Closing Remarks
12:30 Conference Concludes

* Program subject to change

Who attends:

  • Alberta Energy Regulator
  • Alberta Industrial Heartland Assoc.
  • Altagas
  • Altiras Fuels, LLC
  • Americas Styrenics
  • Ascend Performance Materials
  • Atlantic Trading and Marketing Inc.
  • BAMSS Contracting Inc.
  • BP Canada
  • Braskem
  • Brisco Plastics and Chemicals LLC
  • C4U Trade
  • Cabot Corporation
  • CTC International
  • Dow
  • Dow Europe GMBH
  • Dow Hydrocarbons and Resources LLC
  • ENEOS Globe Corporation
  • Entero Corportation
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Gas Processing Mgmt Inc.
  • Gibsons
  • Goodyear
  • Government of Alberta, Canada
  • Huntsman International, LLC
  • Interchem Americas
  • Intertape
  • JX Nippon Oil & Energy
  • Keyera Corp
  • Kiewit
  • Kiros Energy Marketing
  • LPGas Distributors Assoc
  • Lukoil
  • Lyondell Chemical Company
  • Marubeni America Corp.
  • Mitsui & Co. USA

  • Mitsui Rail Capital
  • Motiva Enterprises LLC
  • Muse, Stancil & Co.
  • Nagase & Co., Ltd.
  • Odfjell Terminals BV
  • OGT
  • Pembina
  • Port of Houston
  • Rangeland Energy
  • Reliance Holdings
  • SemCAMS
  • Shell Canada Energy
  • Shell Trading US
  • Statoil
  • Styrolution
  • Sumitomo Corporation
  • Suncor Energy
  • Superior Gas Liquids
  • Texmark Chemicals
  • The David Gaskin Co.
  • TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K.
  • Total
  • Tourmaline Oil Corp
  • TPC Group
  • TransCanada Pipelines
  • Trecora Chemical
  • Tribute Energy
  • Tricon Energy
  • Trimac
  • Tulane University
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Vertex Energy, Inc.
  • ViaMar AS
  • Watco
  • Wells Fargo
    ...and more!

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Registration Pricing:

Registration amount shown is in Canadian dollars

Now through February 23
$1495 CAD
Early Registration
February 24 - March 23
$1795 CAD
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After March 23
$2095 CAD
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Fees include participation in all sessions, conference luncheon/reception, coffee breaks, continental breakfast and one set of conference documentation per person. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.

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Antitrust Compliance Reminder

  • Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the Argus Canadian NGL Summit is to provide a high-level update on changes taking place in the NGL market including supply/demand fundamentals, infrastructure dynamics as well as understanding the complexities of global trade flows. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.
  • Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of  information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

Hotel Accommodation and Visa Application

Delegates are responsible for their hotel, travel and visa arrangements. Event room rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


The organizers will not accept liability for non-approval of visas, individual transport de­lays and transport disruption. In such circumstances, our normal cancellation rules and penalties apply. Where matters beyond the reasonable control of the organizers impair or prevent the organizers from being able to perform any activities relating to this event, each delegate releases the organizers from any liability, relating to such events.

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The 2018 Argus Canadian NGL & Petrochemical Summit provides an unparalleled platform to leverage your brand. This event is where senior market participants and industry analysts meet to exchange ideas, do business and plan for the year ahead. Argus will customize the most effective package to meet your business objectives.

A wide range of sponsorships are available for many budgets and will deliver a high return on your investment. 

Your sponsorship can include:

  • Industry recognition with logo and link on conference website, marketing materials, signage, and projection screen
  • Exhibit space in high-traffic areas where delegates register, network and enjoy refreshments
  • Distribution of literature at every conference seat
  • Full color advertisement in conference book
  • In-publication recognition in conference ads and notices distributed to Argus subscribers
  • Multiple delegate passes and discounted sponsor rates for your clients
  • Branded sponsorship for networking events such as luncheons, receptions and breaks
  • Private boardroom to set meetings with delegates attending the event

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