03 12月 - 04 12月 2019
Houston, Texas, US

Argus US LPG and Petrochemical Feedstocks

Supply and Demand | Pricing | Midstream Investments

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  • 07:30
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  • 09:00
  • Morning coffee and registration
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks Ross Allen - Vice President, Business Development, Argus

Unravelling the current LPG market and exploring key industry drivers

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  • 09:10
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  • 09:40
  • Keynote speech: Assessing the role of the US NGL industry in the global energy transition Josh McCall - Head of Long-Term Fundamental Analytics, BP
  • Exploring the current natural gas market and LPG production over the next 12-24 months
  • Opening up new opportunities for LPG in the energy transition
  • How is the natural gas market influencing the LPG industry with supply and pricing?
  • Rebalancing the US LPG markets and future trading opportunities
  • 09:40
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  • 10:20
  • Live polling - Leaders panel discussion: Where will products go? Exploring global supply demand trends and emerging trading routes with interrelated markets - Equinor, AmeriGas Propane

This panel will bring together players from the domestic and global markets of various industries to explore opportunities and drivers for LPG consumption

  • How much new LPG production can be soaked up by the domestic market?
  • What are the main drivers shaping demand for autogas, power generation, marine and cooking?
  • What investments are essential to truly deliver to a global marketplace?
  • How is the supply chain structured and how important is it to build sustainable partnerships?

Panellists:

Stein-Erling Brekke, Trading Manager LPG & Light Ends, Equinor 

Bill Marks, Director of Supply Strategy and Risk Management, AmeriGas Propane  

  • 10:20
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  • 10:40
  • Speed networking
A quick-fire exercise where you'll be introduced to everyone in the room in 20 minutes. A great ice-breaker and opportunity to set up conversations for later on in the show. Don't forget to bring lots of business cards!
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Morning coffee and refreshments
  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Insights into EIA’s methodologies and directions in the petrochemical market Warren Wilczewski - Industry Economist, EIA
  • Movements in US propane, ethane and butanes
  • Exploring new methodologies for the US LPG market
  • EIA’s improved representation of the petrochemical industry in long-term projections
  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • A spotlight on Canada: Understanding LPG business strategies and changing supply dynamics Melanie Stogran - Senior Supply Analyst, Energy Supply, National Energy Board, Canada
  • How is the Canadian LPG supply landscape changing and what new routes are there to market?
  • Understanding domestic demand versus global export potential
  • Looking at new midstream investments and timelines for projects
  • 12:10
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  • 13:40
  • Networking lunch

Exploring Latin America’s main import markets

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  • 13:40
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  • 14:20
  • Reviewing new regulations in Brazil to increase opportunities for imports of US LPG Marcos Paulo Ferraz - National Supply and Purchasing Manager, Copagaz
  • Investing in a gas cracker and world-scale PDH plant for polymer production
  • How will this affect global supply and demand dynamics?
  • Using cutting-edge technologies to give a competitive and sustainable cost base
  • 14:20
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  • 15:10
  • Brazil panel discussion: How new LPG regulations will shape up this market - Copagaz

This panel will bring together players from Brazil to explore new opportunities, the regulatory environment and drivers for LPG consumption

  • Who are the country’s main private LPG distributors and how are they preparing for the changes?
  • What are the main challenges private importers face, particularly in terms of logistics and domestic pricing?
  • How will these changes potentially impact the petrochemical sector? 

Moderator:

Vanessa Viola, Senior Vice President, Latin America, Argus

Panellists:

Agnaldo Inojosa, Operational Director (COO), Copagaz 


LPG pricing and trading platforms

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  • 15:40
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  • 16:10
  • Afternoon coffee and networking
  • 15:40
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  • 16:10
  • Asian LPG prices and market and their global impact David Appleton - Senior Analyst, Argus
  • Why is Asian pricing so important?
  • How will the Asian market evolve in the coming years?
  • Market trends in Asia and the Middle East and what to expect in the coming year
  • 16:10
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  • 16:40
  • IT and analytic infrastructure that aid LPG traders maximize margins and increase productivity
  • Gain a competitive advantage through better decision making
  • How new software can maximize profits for LPG trades
  • Putting data on the cloud – overcoming risks and understanding the benefits of an integrated platform
  • 16:40
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  • 17:00
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks Ross Allen - Vice President, Business Development, Argus
  • 17:00
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  • Happy hour cocktails followed by networking drinks reception
Join us and event attendees for a celebratory drink and your opportunity to extend your networking into the evening

Midstream investment strategies to take advantage of LPG and NGLs

Terminal Capacity | Petrochemicals | Transport

Start End
  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks

Building infrastructure in the hub for export

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  • 09:10
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  • 09:40
  • Terminal expansions to increase the ability to export LPG Jeff Pinter - Executive Vice President, NGL Liquids, NGL Energy Partners
  • Exploring investments at the terminals including processing units, infrastructure and storage
  • Investigating new export routes to ship inexpensive LPG feedstock
  • Overcoming the major bottlenecks at terminals
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Panel discussion: Building infrastructure to support LPG exports from the US Gulf coast - NGL Energy Partners, Ultragaz

Experts will review the current infrastructure, including terminals, pipelines, trucks, shipping and storage – and will explore the key strategies needed to overcome the main hurdles in supplying LPG into international markets

  • What new investments in pipelines and trucking are needed to improve the supply chain from a supply and demand perspective?
  • How can we improve visibility at terminals, including with shipping and docking space?
  • Where are the major infrastructure bottlenecks?

Panellists:

Jeff Pinter, Executive Vice President, NGL Liquids, NGL Energy Partners
Karin Krugner Constantino Moran, Supply Chain and Logistics Manager, Ultragaz 


Exploring global petrochemical demand

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  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • The changing petrochemical feedstock landscape: Naphtha versus LPG competitiveness Steve Weber - Vice President, Petrochemical and Refining Consulting, Argus
  • How is the energy transition impacting feedstock switches globally towards favoring LPG?
  • Reviewing pricing structures for petrochemical feedstocks — how do propane, ethane and naphtha compare?
  • A focus on propylene and ethylene: Pricing and supply/demand dynamics
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • China case study: Exploring growth in the region and petrochemical demand coming online David Wang - Director, Oriental Energy
  • Examining demand and growth expectations due to new PDH capacity in China
  • How is the Chinese-US trade war impacting trade flows and tariffs?
  • Assessing the trading landscape and current freight
  • 12:00
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  • 12:10
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks
  • 12:10
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 17:00
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  • Close of conference
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • US case study: Increasing flexibility to meet growing polymer demand in the US
  • Understanding the increasing demand for plastics in the US
  • Investing in cracker expansion and exploring new demand for petrochemical feedstock
  • What new technologies are being used to enhance flexibility?
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Afternoon coffee and networking