05 ноября - 07 ноября 2018
Houston, Texas, USA

Argus Mexican Refined Products Markets

Welcome day and reception

Start End
  • 15:00
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  • 17:00
  • Registration
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Welcome reception
(Open to conference attendees only.)
  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and networking breakfast
  • 09:00
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  • 09:05
  • Welcome and opening remarks
  • 09:05
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  • 10:00

- Current administration’s progress regarding the implementation of the energy reform
Recap of what we have learned during the initial stages of enactment
Implementation of the public policy for creating strategic reserves in Mexico

  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • New president, new market considerations Francisco Salazar - Founding Partner, Enix, S.C.

- Update on the Mexican market post-election
Expectations on policy following December 1st
Update for the announced refinery builds

  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Morning networking break
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Presentation: Refiner’s perspective of the Mexican market Jerry Phillips - Manager, Global Market Analysis, Phillips 66

- Explore the two-way reliance relationship between the US and Mexico and understand the balance between them
- Analyze how US and Mexican refinery runs impact gasoline and diesel production as well as demand metrics for motor fuels
- Outlook for Mexico including the new administration, new refinery builds, supporting infrastructure and currency exchange details

  • 11:30
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  • 12:30
  • Interactive panel discussion – Ties that bind: Refineries, retail, rail and more

- US refined product growth outlook
Update on midstream infrastructure, from pipas to pipelines
- Mexico's growing role for US transportation companies
- Downstream impact of Mexico's evolving energy policy

Chris Baltimore, Editor, Argus Petroleum Transportation North America, Argus
Carla Bass, Editor, Argus Mexico Fuel Markets, Argus
David Ruisard, US Products Editor, Argus

  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Networking luncheon
  • 14:00
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  • 14:05
  • Morning recap
  • 14:05
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  • 15:30
  • Session 1: Moving products from the US Gulf coast to market

Port case study – Evaluating shoreline infrastructure and projects:
- Landside components and ship channel improvements
- Impact on crude and product flows from the US Gulf coast
- Other port infrastructure upgrades and logistical considerations

Jarl Pedersen, CCO, Port of Corpus Christi

Terminal developments:
- Capacity to supply the Mexican market via trucks
- Impact on the rail industry as well as waterborne terminals
- Terminal projects and new investments

Michael Moss, VP, Business Development, Rangeland

Kansas City Southern case study- Rail outlook in a new age of energy reform:
- Increasing access and supply into Mexico
- Necessary financial investments to increase infrastructure in central Mexico
- Continued impact of IEPS taxation

Jennifer Fussell, AVP Sales and Marketing, Chemical & Petroleum, Kansas City Southern

  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Afternoon networking break
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Presentation – Railyard terminal optimization John Forchuk - Vice President of Business Development, Sky Eye Measurement
- Maximizing terminal operations of the fleet entering and departing the railyard
- Logistical challenges and what can be done to overcome them
- Automating the railyard and meeting government standards
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • Presentation – The role of trucking in the Mexican energy markets Uriel Joffre Vega - CEO, Grupo Transportes-Hermes
- Delivery of around 300,000 b/d, 30pc of all refined products and fuel oil
- Principal routes in Mexico
- Regulatory considerations
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Networking reception
(Open to conference attendees only.) 
  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Networking breakfast
  • 09:00
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  • 09:05
  • Opening announcements and day one recap
  • 09:05
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  • 10:30
  • Session 2: Refinery and market considerations
MTBE and the Mexican Market:
- Global market factors, supply and demand, and pricing trends
- Political issues and technical benefits
- Ether demand in Mexico and the US Gulf coast

Daniel Pourreau, Sr. Technical Service Manager, LyondellBasell Technical Director, ACELA
 
IEPS, A detailed look at taxation crossing the border:
- Excise tax for inland transactions for nationally produced barrels and imports
- How taxes vary by commodity, and incentives specific to IEPS

Santiago Llano Zapatero, Partner, Ritch Mueller

Oil security and the Mexican market:
- Modalities and trends of oil theft in Mexico
- Political, economic, social, security and logistical implications
- Mitigating risk

Dr. Ian Ralby - Founder & CEO, I.R. Consilium, Maritime Crime Expert, Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Morning networking break
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Presentation- From the molecule to the end user- Managing an integrated supply chain: Esteban Salas - VP, Refined Products, Windstar

- Track the motor fuels journey throughout the supply chain and identify areas for efficiencies
- Analyze the role of trucking and rail relative to entering the Mexican market
- Discuss storage constraints and other infrastructure considerations

  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Presentation- Risk management in the Mexican market: Luis Xavier Alemán - Managing Director, Mexico, Cargill Risk Management

- Improve margins and budgets  whether you are a producer or consumer
Overcome price volatility due to macroeconomic pressures, geopolitical issues, capital flows and currency fluctuations
- Prepare your balance sheet to withstand fluctuations in the Mexican market

  • 12:00
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  • 12:05
  • Chairperson's closing comments and conclusion of conference