01 abril - 02 abril 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Argus Global Gasoline

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

-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?

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

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

- 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 

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

Start End
  • 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 economics of blending and finding the right composition - MOL Group, Nordic Green
-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:

Gergely Tóth, Fuel Quality & Portfolio Management, MOL Group
Bo Gleerup, CEO Founder, Nordic Green 


  • 12:20
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  • 12:50
  • Addressing the changing ethanol trading landscape considering new regulations for blending
-An outlook on the European ethanol trading landscape
-Exploring drivers for ethanol demand across the globe – where is there growth?
-Assessing the changes in the supply demand landscape due to gasoline blending
-How can the renewables and gasoline industry work closer together?
  • 12:50
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  • 13:00
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks Chris Judge - VP, Crude and Products, Argus
  • 13:00
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch