01 4月 - 02 4月 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Argus Global Gasoline

Registration and opening remarks

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  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks Chris Judge - VP, Crude and Products, Argus

Outlook for supply-demand trends

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  • 09:10
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  • 09:40
  • Keynote speech: EU legal framework for decarbonising transport fuels Andreas Gumbert - Policy Officer, European Commission
- Contribution of transport fuels to the long-term decarbonisation of the EU economy
- Support for alternative fuels under the EU Renewable Energy Directive
- Greenhouse gas reduction potential from biofuels and other alternative fuels

  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Diesel versus gasoline: Examining trends and future imbalances David Wech - Managing Director, JBC Energy
- How have shifts in consumption and pricing between gasoline and diesel changed over time?
- How will gasoline demand in Europe change compared with diesel demand in the mid-term?
- Where do we see opportunities for gasoline demand growth in Europe?
- How will the share of gasoline increase compared with diesel?
- How will companies tackle demand for products in light of changing demand for crude?
- Understanding infrastructure for the diesel and gasoline industries, including storage
  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • US perspective: How future US supply will find its place on a global stage Sean Hill - Industry Economist, Energy Information Administration (EIA)
-Assessing the changing gasoline market in the US and exploring new supply
-Exploring the shifting supply of crude to lighter sweet grades and the impact on gasoline
-How will new supply impact the relationship between European and US trade flows?
-Understanding how changing regulations, including RFS, will affect US gasoline

  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 11:10
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  • 12:00
  • Panel discussion: New global trade flows in response to shifting supply-demand dynamics - Argus, Ultimate Oil & Gas, BB Energy, Essar Oil (UK)

- How are changing refinery slates impacting gasoline production and supply?
- What are the current demands for gasoline in west Africa?
- Do we see overcapacity and how can traders remain competitive?
- Where do we see new regions becoming an exporter of gasoline?
- How will US exports compete with a surplus of gasoline in northwest Europe?
- Which regions in Europe and the Mediterranean are low on gasoline supply?
- How is the South African refinery landscape changing for gasoline?
- What new trade flows are emerging from Russia and the Baltic states?

Moderator:

Chris Judge, VP, Crude and Products, Argus

Panelists:
Stuart Mansworth, Head of Oil Products Trading, Essar Oil (UK)
Kanwar Ratra, CEO, Ultimate Oil and Gas
Neil Watt, Crude and Refined Products Strategist, BB Energy


Refinery slate changes as a result of new IMO regulations and the need for improved fuel quality

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  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • How will new IMO regulations impact refinery slates and will there be a knock-on effect on gasoline? Francis Osborne - Head of Forecasting – Consulting, Argus
- Understanding how global refineries are adapting to IMO 2020 regulation
- What indirect impact does reducing sulphur levels have on gasoline output?
- Reviewing refinery investments and what this means for balances
- Exploring new gasoline supply and the interaction with diesel supply

  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Understanding the naphtha-gasoline mix to improve octane levels and fuel quality Neil Watt - Crude and Refined Products Strategist, BB Energy

- Exploring current naphtha production and its relationship to gasoline
- What blends can be made to improve octane levels and fuel quality?
- Assessing the main product flows for fossil fuels with high and low sulphur contents
- Looking at the difference between naphtha and ethanol on supplying incremental octanes


  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Afternoon coffee and networking
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Africa focus: Refining spec changes and new trade opportunities in Nigeria Mele Kyari - Group General Manager Crude Oil Marketing, NNPC
- Looking at the changing fuel specification landscape in Nigeria
- What new regulations across west Africa are encouraging higher-quality fuels?
- What advances are taking place to create a new spec for blending?
- The need to improve flexibility to meet demand for increasing fuel quality

Reviewing the rise of electric cars and impact on transportation fuels

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  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • 2050 vision: Understanding the rise of alternative fuels and the role of European gasoline in the fuel mix Damien Valdenaire - Science Executive Refining Technology, Concawe
-What are the current and future trends for liquid fuels?
-Exploring the likely impact of alternative fuels on the gasoline industry
-Understanding the rise in demand for petroleum products to 2040
-Where will gasoline find demand in an environment where electric cars play a bigger role?

  • 16:30
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  • 16:50
  • Update regarding latest developments in the Port of Amsterdam Job van der Kroft - Commercial Manager Energy, Port of Amsterdam
  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks Chris Judge - VP, Crude and Products, Argus
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Networking drinks reception, hosted by the Port of Amsterdam

Registration and opening remarks

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:20
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks Chris Judge - VP, Crude and Products, Argus

EU roadmap for curbing emissions and increasing the usage of bio-components

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  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Boosting the use of second-generation biofuels in gasoline blends Kevin Struve - VP, Strategy, OCI
- Addressing the Irish market – where will it go?
- Looking at the impact of REDII on the biofuels and gasoline markets
- Identifying new developments with fuels from waste including biogas

  • 09:40
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  • 10:40
  • Panel discussion: Global mandates and regulations on bio-component blends in gasoline - Argus, Department of Transport UK, Enerkem, ePure, OCI Methanol

- What new regulations and policies do we see coming into force in the next two years?
- How should refineries and blenders adapt to new policies on blending?
- Which European policies will drive demand for ethanol blending of E10?
- Producing ethers and synthetic gasoline as an alternative to switching to E10
- What E10 compatibility challenges do blenders face?

Moderator:

Charles Jan, Senior Manager, Argus

Panellists:

Tim Simon, Low Carbon Fuels Division, Department for Transport 

Robert Vierhout, Independent Consultant, Enerkem 

Kevin Struve, VP, Strategy, OCI Methanol

Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary General, ePURE 

Kevin McPartlan, Chief Executive Officer, Irish Petroleum Industry Association (IPIA) 

  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Morning coffee and networking

Blender’s perspective and economics

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  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • A blender’s perspective: Identifying the right blends to improve margins Gergely Tóth - Fuel Quality & Portfolio Management, MOL Group
- Reviewing the growing demand for ethanol for gasoline blending
- What investments need to be made to adapt units and technologies for blending?
- Exploring best practice with calculating economics and decision making
- Understanding growing demand for blended products
  • 11:40
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  • 12:20
  • 360° panel debate: Exploring the biocomponent landscape and options for blending
- How does the current supply demand landscape look like for biocomponents?
- Where do we changes in the European ethanol trading landscape?
- What drives the choice of products used for blending?
- How are refineries becoming more attuned to becoming a gasoline blender?
- What is the optimal composition of components at current price levels?
- Understanding the challenge of gas and how much ethanol you would consider adding?
- What penalties could companies face for not complying to EU standards for bioethanol?
- What are the best economic factors for blending?

Panellists:

Deian Lloyd-Hughes, Senior Refinery Scheduler, Essar Oil (UK)

Gergely Tóth, Fuel Quality & Portfolio Management, MOL Group 

 


  • 12:20
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  • 12:30
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks Chris Judge - VP, Crude and Products, Argus
  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch