19 February 2021
Virtual Conference

Argus Bunker Fuels 2021: FSU and Global Markets

Speakers

Stefka Wechsler
Marine Fuel Editor and Pricing Analyst, Argus
Stefka Wechsler joined Argus in 2012 as an editor and marine fuel analyst contributing to the daily price and news report Argus Marine Fuels. Formerly a residual fuel oil consultant with Poten & Partners (2006-2012) where she focused on market analysis and scenario planning for fuel oil production, consumption and regulations. While at Poten, she contributed to the monthly...
Stefka Wechsler joined Argus in 2012 as an editor and marine fuel analyst contributing to the daily price and news report Argus Marine Fuels. Formerly a residual fuel oil consultant with Poten & Partners (2006-2012) where she focused on market analysis and scenario planning for fuel oil production, consumption and regulations. While at Poten, she contributed to the monthly Fuel Oil in World Markets and Fuel Oil Opinion reports and co-authored the studies Fuel Oil Prospects 2010-2015, North America ECA 2012-2020 and Marine Fuel Regulations 2010-2025.
Stefka has an extensive network of international marine fuel suppliers, traders, brokers and ship owners and ship charterers. She created and maintains a detailed marine exhaust scrubber database and low-carbon fuels vessels database.
Stefka has an MBA from Fordham University.
Rauf Guseynov
Senior Editor of Argus Caspian Market/Argus Caspian Transport publications
Rauf Guseynov is the Senior Editor of Argus Caspian Market/Argus Caspian Transport publications. Representative of Argus Media Limited Latvian branch.
Rauf joined Argus in 1997 as a reporter in Azerbaijan and has been responsible for Caspian and Central Asian regions markets coverage since 2002.
Prior to joining Argus Media in 1995-1998 was employed as Head of...
Rauf Guseynov is the Senior Editor of Argus Caspian Market/Argus Caspian Transport publications. Representative of Argus Media Limited Latvian branch.
Rauf joined Argus in 1997 as a reporter in Azerbaijan and has been responsible for Caspian and Central Asian regions markets coverage since 2002.
Prior to joining Argus Media in 1995-1998 was employed as Head of Oil Department in Trend news agency.
In 1997 was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Baku Institute of Social Management and Political Science.
Arthur Richier, Vortexa
Lead Freight Analyst
Arthur is the Senior Freight Analyst at Vortexa, with a background in freight markets and data analysis. Prior to joining Vortexa, Arthur was a Senior Pricing Specialist on the Freight desk at S&P Global Platts, covering dirty and clean tanker markets.
Arthur holds an MSc in Energy Management from ESCP Europe and a Foundation Diploma in Tanker Chartering from the Ins...
Arthur is the Senior Freight Analyst at Vortexa, with a background in freight markets and data analysis. Prior to joining Vortexa, Arthur was a Senior Pricing Specialist on the Freight desk at S&P Global Platts, covering dirty and clean tanker markets.
Arthur holds an MSc in Energy Management from ESCP Europe and a Foundation Diploma in Tanker Chartering from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Nigel Draffin, IBIA
Board of Directors, Hon Treasurer
NIGEL DRAFFIN served at sea with Shell from 1966, coming ashore in 1979 working in New Building, Research and Operations departments. In 1996 he moved to Bunker broking first at Gibsons then at LQM Petroleum Services where he was Technical Manager before retiring in 2015.
He has sailed on and supervised the construction and operation of bulk carriers, oil tankers and...
NIGEL DRAFFIN served at sea with Shell from 1966, coming ashore in 1979 working in New Building, Research and Operations departments. In 1996 he moved to Bunker broking first at Gibsons then at LQM Petroleum Services where he was Technical Manager before retiring in 2015.
He has sailed on and supervised the construction and operation of bulk carriers, oil tankers and gas carriers. He has acted as a consultant on technical issues for over 22 years. He given expert opinions and is a supporting member of LMAA. A founder member of the International Bunker Industry Association, serving on its board and as Chairman in 2012. He is a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology, Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.
He is the course director of the Petrospot bunkering courses and a regular presenter at bunker conferences. He has written 12 books on Bunkering and Shipping published by Petrospot.
Mikkel Kannegaard, Monjasa
Managing Director Europe
Alexander Beday, VPS
Customer Service Manager
Konstantin Levchenko, Argus
Senior Editor