06 апреля - 07 апреля 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Argus Global Gasoline

  • 08:20
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  • 09:20
  • Morning registration and networking
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairman’s opening remarks and antitrust reminder
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • The current state of the global crude market and the major risks bringing volatility to the industry
  • What geopolitical constraints are having the biggest effect on global trade flows?
  • How is the increase in shale crude production impacting the global market?
  • How is private business mitigating the risks and securing long-term stability?
  • Venezuela and Mexico crude — geopolitics and emerging trends. How does this impact the balance in the US? 
  • 10:00
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  • 10:45
  • Panel discussion: The initial to medium-term impact of IMO 2020 regulations on gasoline and other fuel markets — what has changed?
  • How have global refiners adapted to IMO 2020 regulations? 
  • What is the initial to medium-term impact on gasoline quality, output and contract structure in light of energy transition?
  • Is investing in chemicals more appealing to major oil companies today?
  • What are the key trends in mega-integrated refining and petrochemical capacity?
  • Beyond 2020 — compliance, regulation and possible effects on the new gasoline supply
  • 10:45
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  • 11:30
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Gasoline production, new growth prospects, policy and trade flows in the Middle East
  • What are the lucrative opportunities and challenges in an evolving market? 
  • The potential impact of geopolitics vs geo-economics on the gasoline market
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • What are the repercussions of Philadelphia’s refinery capacity closures on US markets and beyond?
  • How will Europe plug the gap caused by the decrease in imports from the US?
  • How will changing regulations, including the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), affect US gasoline demand?
  • Assessing trade flows, pricing and the trends for gasoline within and outside of the US 
  • Where will US gasoline go in 2020-21? 
  • 12:30
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  • 13:00
  • European E10 gasoline — is liquidity improving on paper markets for the non-oxy quote?
  • The current gasoline pricing landscape, liquidity and hedging possibilities
  • Pricing gasoline swaps and physical deals through exchanges
  • Is oxy liquidity decreasing?
  • 13:00
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  • 13:30
  • On-stage interview — the outlook for the financing environment, and how bankers can help gasoline trading
Heads of trade and commodity finance at the world’s largest banks identify the current trends, including financing structures and mechanisms as well as trade credit and political risk, and the outlook for the financing environment in the year ahead.
 
  • 13:30
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  • 15:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • What is driving west African gasoline demand?
  • Nigeria’s Dangote refinery — what is the expected timeline? How much domestic demand will the refinery cover?
  • Nigeria’s fuel specification landscape — will the Dangote refinery push spec tightening on sulphur and benzene?
  • Other west African countries
    - Gasoline demand growth? What significant specification changes can be expected?
    - What are the gasoline supply and demand projections for the coming 5-10 years?
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • China 2020 policy, the supply gap for nationwide E10, and trade dynamics
  • The market outlook and its global implications
  • Current update on the E10 plan and demand forecast
  • Future plans and expectations 
  • Will we see increased blending capacity in China?
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Delving into gasoline demand in Indonesia and assessing lucrative opportunities
  • Assessing trade flows, pricing and trends for gasoline in Indonesia
  • How is Indonesian capacity changing regional and global trade flows? 
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • The latest developments regarding facility upgrades at the Port of Amsterdam Gasoline storage and infrastructure
  • 17:00
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  • 17:15
  • Chairman’s closing remarks; close of day one
  • 17:15
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  • 19:15
  • Evening networking cocktail reception in the hotel
Entry strictly restricted to Argus Global Gasoline conference badge holders only.
  • 08:50
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  • 09:50
  • Morning registration and networking
  • 09:50
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  • 10:00
  • Chairman’s opening remarks and antitrust reminder
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • On-stage interview with a leading vehicle manufacturer - are electric vehicles a realistic threat to gasoline demand?
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Latest developments in EU policy and regulations for low-carbon transport fuels — the implications for the global gasoline market
  • What have been the main hurdles in implementing EU policy and regulations for low-carbon transport fuels across Europe?
  • Are EU policies and regulations the real drivers of low-carbon transport fuels?
  • Success stories in EU policy use
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • The evolving transportation market — demand drivers, policy impact and the role of European gasoline in the transport mix
  • Liquid fuels — assessing current trends and scope for future
  • What impact will alternative fuels have on the gasoline industry?
  • How are the evolving transportation market and the regulatory landscape impacting demand for biofuels?
  • Where will gasoline find demand in an environment where electric cars play a bigger role?
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Morning coffee break and networking
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Blending options for gasoline — optimising GHG savings and efficiency
  • The scope of available renewable fuels in Europe
  • Successes and challenges in ethanol blends — E10, E85, E20 and E30. What are the next steps?
  • Reviewing methanol options and a case study on A20
  • 12:30
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  • 13:10
  • Strategic leaders’ discussion, part 1

Topics to be addressed include:

  • What new regulations and policies do we see today and what will be coming into force in the foreseeable future? 
  • Global developments, including
    - Brazilian minimum stocks regulation – RenovaBio
    - US specification changes — the effect of tier 3 and benzene on octanes
  • How are refineries and blenders adapting to new policies on blending?
  • Outlook for advanced biofuels — what alternative blending could happen?
  • 13:10
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  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Winning strategies for achieving optimal gasoline blending to improve margins
  • Discussing global blending component production, new growth prospects, policy and trade dynamics
  • What investments need to be made to adapt units and technologies for blending?
  • Best practice with calculating economics and effective decision-making
  • Understanding growing demand for blended products
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Strategic leaders’ discussion, part 2

Topics to be addressed include:

  • What drives the choice of products used for blending?
  • What to consider when choosing your blend
  • Are there any other ways to increase the octane number of gasoline?
  • What are the potential challenges in transitioning to a high-octane gasoline market? How do you address them?
  • How to optimise blending infrastructure for local demand and export demand
  • Consumer affordability of competing blending products
  • 15:30
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  • 15:45
  • Chairman’s closing remarks; close of the Argus Global Gasoline conference