25 April - 26 April 2019
Abuja, Nigeria

Argus West Africa LPG

Day One

Start End
  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:00
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  • 09:05
  • Opening remarks by chairperson

The Nigerian LPG industry: Time to realise the potential

Start End
  • 09:05
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  • 09:30
  • Opening keynote address by NNPC
  • 09:30
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  • 09:55
  • Keynote address by NLNG
  • 09:55
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  • 10:20
  • Nigerian LPG in a changing global dynamic
  • 10:20
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  • 11:00
  • Interactive panel discussion: The promise and the perils: Enabling further growth in Nigeria’s residential sector
  • The need for better distribution infrastructure
  • Impact of evolving regulations in the region
  • Development of a new commercial framework to encourage domestic consumption
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Networking break
  • 11:30
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  • 12:15
  • Interactive panel discussion: Assessing West Africa’s position in the context of global supply and demand
  • How competitive is West African LPG compared to alternative sources?
  • What are the export priorities for the region in the wake of geopolitical uncertainties?
  • As international demand evolves, what is the impact on long term supply?
 

The price to pay: An overview of the current climate and new realities

Start End
  • 12:15
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  • 12:40
  • LPG pricing and trends: Market developments and price movements
  • Assessing the effects of OPEC oil prices on the LPG market
  • What will drive LPG demand over the next few years?
  • The role of buyers: How is pricing and supply affected
  • Global relationships and price sensitivity
 
  • 12:40
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  • 13:00
  • IMO 2020 regulations: Impact on pricing and implications on the LPG industry
  • 13:00
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  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch

Taking the pulse of the African LPG market

Start End
  • 14:30
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  • 15:10
  • Fully interactive polling session
  • A new session where the audience gets to vote on a series of polls addressing the pressing issues in the LPG industry
  • A panel of industry experts will be commenting on the results of the poll
 

Making LPG available, affordable and accessible

Start End
  • 15:10
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  • 15:35
  • Unlocking Nigeria’s LPG investment potential: Challenges and opportunities
  • 15::35
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  • 16:00
  • Examining shifts in LPG accessibility including upgrades and planned projects in Africa
  • The state of demand in Africa
  • Developments in Africa’s LPG supply 
  • Strategies to overcome shipping and storage challenges
 
  • 16:00
  • -
  • 16:30
  • Networking break
  • 16:30
  • -
  • 17:10
  • Interactive panel discussion: Assessing how infrastructure considerations are impacting the African LPG market
  • How can storage help resolve the issues faced by the African markets 
  • Drivers for demand growth and implications for new supply requirements 
  • Developments in LPG  infrastructure and how it impacts supply 
 
  • 17:10
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  • 17:15
  • Closing remarks by chairperson and end of Day One

Day Two

Start End
  • 08:00
  • -
  • 09:00
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:00
  • -
  • 09:05
  • Opening remarks by chairperson

Fuelling new markets: Opportunities and future prospects

Start End
  • 09:05
  • -
  • 09:30
  • Chinese LPG demand outlook and the global impact of US-China trade tensions
  • China’s current LPG market structure
  • Supply and demand dynamics in the region
  • Impact of geopolitical tensions on tradeflow
  • Updates on the Propane Dehydrogenation investments in the region
 
  • 09:30
  • -
  • 09:55
  • LPG in the petrochemicals industry: updates and opportunities in Europe
  • 09:55
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  • 10:20
  • End user perspective: Asian Propylene and Polypropylene production from PDH and its impact on LPG demand
  • 10:20
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  • 10:50
  • India’s success story: Evaluating the future of LPG demand and imports
  • Present LPG demand in India and its sourcing
  • LPG consumption by sector
  • LPG distribution system and initiatives to improve LPG penetration
  • Future demand prospects
 
  • 10:50
  • -
  • 11:20
  • Networking break
  • 11:20
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  • 11:45
  • The East African context: LPG and energy access in the region
  • Domestic-use demand expectations in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda
  • Infrastructure developments in Kenya
 
  • 11:45
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  • 12:10
  • Developments in autogas demand
  • Key growth markets for the autogas sector and what it means for LPG suppliers
  • Competition for LPG in fossil fuel markets
 
  • 12:10
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  • 13:45
  • Networking lunch
  • 13:45
  • -
  • 14:30
  • Interactive panel discussion: What are the lessons learned from international counterparts in developing a robust LPG market in the country

Accessing new markets

Start End
  • 14:30
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  • 14:50
  • The VLGC shipping market: A time of transition
  • Changing dynamics of the market
  • Freight supply outlook
 

Technologies putting LPG at the forefront of energy transition

Start End
  • 14:50
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  • 15:10
  • Case study: The use of LPG in power generation
  • Can LPG be a viable option?
  • Comparison with alternate fuels used in the industry
 
  • 15:10
  • -
  • 15:30
  • Case study: Can methanol be a viable alternative fuel to LPG? China’s success story
  • 15:30
  • -
  • 15:50
  • Are we there yet? The road to competitiveness for LPG as a marine fuel
  • 15:50
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  • 16:00
  • Closing remarks by conference chairperson
  • 16:00
  • -
  • 16:30
  • Networking break and end of conference