08 June - 09 June 2021
Virtual event

Argus Global Gasoline Live - Virtual Conference

Central Daylight Time (CDT) agenda

A video recording of all conference sessions will be available on demand so you can watch what you have missed at a convenient time.
 
  • 05:00 CDT
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  • 06:00 CDT
  • Opening panel: Latest developments in European gasoline markets
  • Overview of current market dynamics and recent developments
  • Trade flows within Europe and key export markets
  • Supply and demand dynamics of oxy- and premium non-oxy gasoline
  • Post-Covid recovery and demand impact
  • 06:15 CDT
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  • 07:15 CDT
  • Europe roundtable – How can European refineries compete with emerging suppliers for traditional and new export markets? Gergely Tóth - Fuel Quality & Portfolio Management, MOL
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  • 08:30 CDT
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  • 09:30 CDT
  • Keynote panel: Assessing the global landscape for gasoline trade - Argus and IEA
  • Examining global gasoline trade flows and new and evolving routes
  • Shifting demand dynamics in a post-Covid environment
  • Refining capacity, economics and adapting for survival
  • How are traditional suppliers competing with new exporters?
  • Assessing the different regional impacts and responses
  • How can regions stay competitive? Can they adapt and evolve?

Moderated by: David Fyfe, Chief Economist, Argus

Speakers include:
Christophe Barret, Senior Oil Analyst, International Energy Agency

  • 09:45 CDT
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  • 10:15 CDT
  • Gasoline demand outlook - Recover or evolve? Neil Watt - Crude and Refined Products Strategist, BB Energy
  • Evolution of behavioural and market dynamics
  • Potential for long term post-Covid structural changes to demand
  • Regulatory factors interacting with future demand dynamics
  • Challenges from alternative fuels
  • 10:15 CDT
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  • 11:15 CDT
  • Market dynamics for blending components and implications for the gasoline blending pool
  • What are the main gasoline blending components and how will demand for each shift in the coming years?
  • How will changes in gasoline demand impact on naphtha and petrochemical markets?
  • How will EPA rule changes increase the demand for reformates and naphtha?
  • Demand for blending with Ethanol, ETBE, MTBE to meet renewable fuels mandates
  • What are the implications for the petrochemicals market?
  • 12:15 CDT
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  • 13:15 CDT
  • US roundtable - To what extent has Covid-19 been an amplifier of existing pressures and accelerator of trends for the gasoline market?
Join this interactive round table discussion to engage with your fellow attendees and discuss the latest market developments.
  • 03:00 CDT
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  • 04:00 CDT
  • Asia focus: Current trends, refining dynamics and future demand
  • An overview of regional gasoline trade flows and the key demand centres
  • Assessing current refining capacity and the potential of “super refineries” to adapt to the challenges of changing demand
  • Which regional or international markets can absorb excess supply from China?
  • How is Asia gearing up towards a broader energy transition to more environmental fuels and electric vehicles?
  • 05:30 CDT
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  • 06:30 CDT
  • The importance of the African gasoline market: Demand drivers and local production trends - African Refiners & Distributors Association (ARDA) and Chase Petroleum Ghana
  • Spec changes and trade opportunities in West Africa
  • Is the region’s demand growth sufficient to absorb global excess supply?
  • Refining capacity developments and future expansion plans
  • Assessing the demand for transportation fuels in Nigeria
  • New capacity coming online and policy reforms

Speakers include: 

Anibor Kragha, Executive Secretary, African Refiners & Distributors Association (ARDA)
Emmanuel Kotei, Head of Operations, Chase Petroleum Ghana

  • 07:30 CDT
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  • 08:30 CDT
  • Europe’s energy transition: The increasing importance of blending biocomponents, including alternatives to ethanol - Shell Global Solutions and Essar Oil
  • What are the implications of European legislation for different market players?
  • Blending biocomponents with gasoline – characteristics, advantages and demand for certain blends
  • Other than ethanol, what biocomponents will have the biggest impact in the gasoline blending pool?
  • A refiner's perspective on the challenges and opportunities of blending with biocomponents

 

Speakers include:

Dr. Andreas Kolbeck, Technology Expert, Shell Global Solutions
Deian Lloyd-Hughes, Product Trader, Essar Oil

  • 08:45 CDT
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  • 09:45 CDT
  • Understanding the rise of alternative fuels and the future role of gasoline in the fuel mix - Future Fuels Strategies and ePURE
  • What global mandates and new regulations do we see coming into force in the next two years?
  • Will consumption of transportation fuels ever return to pre-Covid levels?
  • Exploring the likely impact of environmental legislation on the gasoline industry
  • To what extent will alternative fuels displace gasoline in the coming years?

Speakers include:
Tammy Klein, Principal, Future Fuels Strategies
Maxime Vion--Saint-Supéry, Technical & Regulatory Affairs Manager, ePURE

 

 

  • 10:00 CDT
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  • 11:00 CDT
  • US gasoline market: Shifting trade flows and the impact of spec changes and environmental pressures
  • Assessing US trade flows, pricing and trends for gasoline trading
  • The impact of Covid, harsh weather and demand shifts on the Atlantic basin refining sector
  • Intensifying competition as North America exports continue to challenge traditional suppliers
  • Developments in aromatics testing requirements and price implications
  • The importance of demand from export markets, particularly Latin America to US suppliers
  • 11:15 CDT
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  • 12:15 CDT
  • Compliance with US regulations and environmental credit systems and implications for the market - Energy Information Administration (EIA) and EPRINC
  • How will regulations such as U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard affect gasoline demand?
  • Will environmental policies affecting fuel markets expand under the Biden administration?
  • An overview of the US environmental credit systems including benzene and sulphur
  • Assessing developments in national fuel and vehicle restrictions
  • How will changes in US fuel specifications impact on the movement of reformulated fuels?

Speakers include:
Sean Hill, Industry Economist, Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Max Pyziur, Director - Downstream, Transportation Fuels, & Natural Gas Projects, EPRINC

  • 14:00 CDT
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  • 15:00 CDT
  • Latin America focus: Do all roads lead to Latin America? - Ministry of Mines and Energy and Raízen
  • Will US gulf coast exports continue to dominate the Latin American market?
  • Who else might emerge as suppliers to this market?
  • How will demand recover post-COVID in the region?
  • Evolving transportation fuel demand in Brazil – growth in alternative fuels
  • How will regulatory developments and structural market changes in Mexico impact on gasoline imports?
  • How does COVID-19 affect a new landscape for the refinery sector?

Moderated by: Clayton Melo, Brazil Country Manager, Argus

Speakers include:
Pietro Mendes, Biofuels Director, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil
Leonardo Ferreira, Head Trader, Oil Products, Raízen

  • 15:15 CDT
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  • 15:35 CDT
  • Capstone Conversations Argus

Join this live closing session as the moderators reflect on the day’s proceedings and share their key takeaways from the overall event.

  • 15:45 CDT
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  • 16:45 CDT
  • Round table discussion A deep dive into the US regulatory requirements and implications for market participants
Join this interactive round table discussion to engage with your fellow attendees and discuss the latest market developments.