03 December - 04 December 2019
Houston, Texas, US

Argus US LPG and Petrochemical Feedstocks

Speakers

Josh McCall
Head of Long-Term Fundamental Analytics, BP
Josh McCall is a fundamental analytics director at BP, based in Houston, Texas. His team generates long-term views on North American natural gas, natural gas liquids, coal, and power markets, including basin deliverability, market consumption, infrastructure developments, competing fuels and regulatory trends. He joined BP in September 2008. McCall has a bachelor’s degree ...
Josh McCall is a fundamental analytics director at BP, based in Houston, Texas. His team generates long-term views on North American natural gas, natural gas liquids, coal, and power markets, including basin deliverability, market consumption, infrastructure developments, competing fuels and regulatory trends. He joined BP in September 2008. McCall has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma and is a chartered financial analyst.
Jeff Pinter
Executive Vice President, NGL Liquids, NGL Energy Partners
Jeff Pinter joined NGL in 2018 and is Executive Vice President of Natural Gas Liquids, which includes Centennial Energy, NGL Supply Wholesale, and NGL Liquids Terminals. NGL is a publicly traded MLP with a diversified midstream platform that provides multiple services to producers and end-users, including transportation, storage, blending, and marketing of crude oil, NGLs,...
Jeff Pinter joined NGL in 2018 and is Executive Vice President of Natural Gas Liquids, which includes Centennial Energy, NGL Supply Wholesale, and NGL Liquids Terminals. NGL is a publicly traded MLP with a diversified midstream platform that provides multiple services to producers and end-users, including transportation, storage, blending, and marketing of crude oil, NGLs, refined products/renewables, and water solutions. Jeff joined NGL after working for nearly a decade in the upstream business at Chesapeake Energy, building and developing unconventional plays from Texas and Wyoming to the Appalachia Basin. He then moved to Chesapeake Energy Marketing, as Director of Commercial Services and Director of Crude Oil and NGL Marketing. Jeff received his BA from Oklahoma State University and his JD from the University of Oklahoma.
Ross Allen
Vice President, Business Development, Argus
Ross Allen is responsible for business development, management and market relationships for Americas LPG services, using two decades’ commodities and financial reporting experience to help our customers manage risk. Before his current role, Allen covered commodities and financial markets for Argus in Washington DC as bureau chief and senior editor. Prior to Argus, Alle...
Ross Allen is responsible for business development, management and market relationships for Americas LPG services, using two decades’ commodities and financial reporting experience to help our customers manage risk. Before his current role, Allen covered commodities and financial markets for Argus in Washington DC as bureau chief and senior editor. Prior to Argus, Allen covered financial markets and commodities in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa for a financial wire service and began his career working as a paramedic in Connecticut before turning his hand to journalism. He holds a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and is an enthusiastic Mountaineer fan and Beechcraft Bonanza owner and pilot.
Stein-Erling Brekke
Trading Manager LPG & Light Ends, Equinor
Stein-Erling Brekke is the Trading Manager for Equinor’s North American LPG and Light Ends trade book, based in Stamford, Connecticut. He has held this position since 2016 and is part of Equinor’s management team for the Global Products and Liquids business. Stein and his team are responsible for all domestic trading, including marketing and trading Equinor’s North America...
Stein-Erling Brekke is the Trading Manager for Equinor’s North American LPG and Light Ends trade book, based in Stamford, Connecticut. He has held this position since 2016 and is part of Equinor’s management team for the Global Products and Liquids business. Stein and his team are responsible for all domestic trading, including marketing and trading Equinor’s North American equity production, as well as securing offtake and supply of NGLs and refined products into and from the global market. Stein joined Equinor in Stamford in 1991 and has held a variety of positions in Norway and the US. He has 25 years of trading and management experience in NGLs, refined products and crude oil. Stein holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and a Master of Science in Business from BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway.
Warren Wilczewski
Industry Economist, EIA
Since joining in 2014, Warren Wilczewski has led the EIA’s effort in implementing survey and analytical changes to the way the agency collects and disseminates Hydrocarbon Gas Liquids (HGL) data. Warren contributes to the EIA’s HGL analysis along a wide range of products, including short-term and long-term supply and demand, near-term articles, energy-by-rail, petrochemic...
Since joining in 2014, Warren Wilczewski has led the EIA’s effort in implementing survey and analytical changes to the way the agency collects and disseminates Hydrocarbon Gas Liquids (HGL) data. Warren contributes to the EIA’s HGL analysis along a wide range of products, including short-term and long-term supply and demand, near-term articles, energy-by-rail, petrochemical industry modeling and analysis, and various assessments of the HGL complex. Prior to EIA, Warren worked at ICF International, where he supported the company’s development of an NGL practice as the lead market analyst. Warren received his BA in international relations and international trade from the University of British Columbia, and his MS in global affairs and energy and environment from New York University.
Agnaldo Inojosa
Operational Director (COO), Copagaz
Karin Krugner Constantino Moran
Supply Chain and Logistics Manager, Ultragaz
Karin is responsible for all LPG purchasing in Brazil, as well as route optimisation and freight accounts at Ultragaz. She started her career as a trainee at Ultragaz in 2001 in the controlling department. She was then promoted to analyst in the supply chain area. Karin graduated in production engineering and has a post graduate degree in supply chain logistics.
Karin is responsible for all LPG purchasing in Brazil, as well as route optimisation and freight accounts at Ultragaz. She started her career as a trainee at Ultragaz in 2001 in the controlling department. She was then promoted to analyst in the supply chain area. Karin graduated in production engineering and has a post graduate degree in supply chain logistics.
Bill Marks
Director of Supply Strategy and Risk Management, AmeriGas Propane
Bill started with Enterprise Products Company in 1973 while attending the University of Houston. Since that time, Bill has worked in the NGL business in refining, trading and retail operations. Since starting with AmeriGas in 1985, Bill has covered many areas including Director of Supply and Logistics for both the Eastern and Western USA, Director of Strategic Planning in ...
Bill started with Enterprise Products Company in 1973 while attending the University of Houston. Since that time, Bill has worked in the NGL business in refining, trading and retail operations. Since starting with AmeriGas in 1985, Bill has covered many areas including Director of Supply and Logistics for both the Eastern and Western USA, Director of Strategic Planning in Valley Forge and currently as the Director of Supply Strategy and Risk Management in the AmeriGas Houston Office. Bill has a BBA in Finance and a MBA from the Bauer Business School at The University of Houston. Bill also chaired the Gas Processors Association's Market Information Committee for two years.
Melanie Stogran
Supply Analyst, Natural Gas and NGLs, Canada Energy Regulator (CER)
Melanie is currently in her 15th year at the Canada Energy Regulator, formerly National Energy Board. Her work has focused on model building and analysis, including projecting Canadian natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids (NGL) production for the Energy Future reports and other CER/NEB and international projects. Melanie has led model building for NGL, oil sands, natu...
Melanie is currently in her 15th year at the Canada Energy Regulator, formerly National Energy Board. Her work has focused on model building and analysis, including projecting Canadian natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids (NGL) production for the Energy Future reports and other CER/NEB and international projects. Melanie has led model building for NGL, oil sands, natural gas and conventional, tight and shale oil production. Her work includes natural gas supply cost analysis, maintaining production statistics and well data, and responding to external questions. Melanie previously worked at the Canadian Energy Research Institute for three years. Her work there also focused on model building, which included a North American natural gas pipeline flows optimisation model, a levelised unit electricity cost model, and the oil sands supply cost and production projection models used in the 2003 CERI Oil Sands report. Melanie has bachelor degrees in statistics and economics and a master’s degree in Economics, all from the University of Calgary.
Steve Weber
Vice-President, Petrochemical and Refining Consulting, Argus
Steve has more than 35 years of experience in refining and chemical plant management, engineering and operations. Steve began his long career with Total as a process engineer. He has served as an operations manager, a styrene plant manager and a refinery manager. His accomplishments include managing the world’s largest combined styrene and polystyrene complex for Total Sty...
Steve has more than 35 years of experience in refining and chemical plant management, engineering and operations. Steve began his long career with Total as a process engineer. He has served as an operations manager, a styrene plant manager and a refinery manager. His accomplishments include managing the world’s largest combined styrene and polystyrene complex for Total Styrenics, and later overseeing major improvement projects for clients including a refining steam cracker project in Thailand and Brazil, and a refinery in eastern Europe.
Marcos Paulo Ferraz
National Supply and Purchasing Manager, Copagaz
David Appleton
Senior Analyst, Argus Consulting Services
David Appleton is a Senior Analyst at Argus, specialising in LPG. He is responsible for delivery of the global and European LPG statistical reviews that Argus publishes in partnership with WLPGA each year, as well as editing the Argus LPG Outlook and contributing to Argus LPG World among other projects.. Prior to joining Argus, David spent six years at the European LPG As...
David Appleton is a Senior Analyst at Argus, specialising in LPG. He is responsible for delivery of the global and European LPG statistical reviews that Argus publishes in partnership with WLPGA each year, as well as editing the Argus LPG Outlook and contributing to Argus LPG World among other projects.. Prior to joining Argus, David spent six years at the European LPG Association, where in his role as public affairs manager, he promoted and defended the interests of the downstream European LPG sector in the Brussels energy policy sphere. David holds a BscEcon in Politics and Economics and a Masters in International Development.
Vanessa Viola
Senior Vice-President, Argus, Latin America
Vanessa Viola is the Senior Vice-President of Latin America at Argus. She rejoined Argus in 2011 as our Brazil Country Manager and is now working to expand the company’s business across Latin America. Vanessa initially joined Argus in 2001, working as Deputy Editor of the Argus European Products report and Editor of the Argus International LPG report before leaving in 2005...
Vanessa Viola is the Senior Vice-President of Latin America at Argus. She rejoined Argus in 2011 as our Brazil Country Manager and is now working to expand the company’s business across Latin America. Vanessa initially joined Argus in 2001, working as Deputy Editor of the Argus European Products report and Editor of the Argus International LPG report before leaving in 2005 to work as an LPG broker with Gibson in London. Prior to her assignments in the UK, Vanessa worked as a political and financial correspondent for Reuters (Brasilia, Sao Paulo), as a financial reporter for Brazil’s leading news agency Agencia Estado and as a press relations officer with energy engineering company Asea Brown Boveri, also based in Sao Paulo. A graduate from Brazil’s Casper Libero University with a BA in social communications, Vanessa has a master’s degree in international journalism from London’s City University. In addition to Portuguese and English, she is fluent in Spanish.
David Wang
Director, Oriental Energy
David Wang has been with the Oriental Energy trading team for two years. He focuses on the company's western trading programme, mainly on the shipment of export cargoes from the US, as growing supply from the country and rising demand in Asia-Pacific offers unique prospects amid recent developments. Oriental Energy is the largest Chinese propane importer with four terminal...
David Wang has been with the Oriental Energy trading team for two years. He focuses on the company's western trading programme, mainly on the shipment of export cargoes from the US, as growing supply from the country and rising demand in Asia-Pacific offers unique prospects amid recent developments. Oriental Energy is the largest Chinese propane importer with four terminals and two 660,000 t/yr propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plants. The firm’s third 660,000 t/yr PDH plant is slated to come on line in the first quarter of 2020. Prior to joining Oriental Energy, David spent five years at price reporting agency OPIS, covering the LPG market focusing on price discovery in the Asia-Pacific and US Mont Belvieu markets, in addition to providing daily market coverage.